63 Facts About Nagpur


Nagpur is the third largest city and the winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Nagpur is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly.

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Nagpur is known for the Deekshabhoomi, which is graded an A-class tourism and pilgrimage site, the largest hollow stupa among all the Buddhist stupas in the world.

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Nagpur is named after the Great river Nag which flows through the city.

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Human existence around present-day Nagpur can be traced back 3000 years to the 8th century BCE.

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The first reference to the name "Nagpur" is found in a 10th-century copper-plate inscription discovered at Devali in the neighbouring Wardha district.

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Nagpur was burnt substantially in 1765 and again partially in 1811 by marauding Pindaris.

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From 1853 to 1861, the Nagpur Province became part of the Central Provinces and Berar and came under the administration of a commissioner under the British central government, with Nagpur as its capital.

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Tata group started its first textile mill at Nagpur, formally known as Central India Spinning and Weaving Company Ltd.

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Nagpur was popularly known as "Empress Mills" as it was inaugurated on 1 January 1877, the day queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India.

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In 1994, the city of Nagpur witnessed its most violent day in modern times: in the Gowari stampede, police fired on Gowari protestors demanding Scheduled Tribe status and caused a mass panic.

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Nagpur completed 300 years of establishment in the year 2002.

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Nagpur is located at the exact centre of the Indian subcontinent, close to the geometric center of the quadrilateral connecting the four major metros of India, viz.

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Nagpur is known for its greenery and was adjudged the cleanest and second greenest in India after Chandigarh in 2010.

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Nagpur has tropical wet and dry climate with dry conditions prevailing for most of the year.

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Nagpur was the capital of Central Provinces and Berar for 100 years.

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Nagpur has a district court and its own bench of the Bombay High Court which was established on 9 January 1936.

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Nagpur is administered by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, which is a democratically elected civic governing body.

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Since January 2021, the mayor of Nagpur is Dayashankar Tiwari, The administrative head of the corporation is the Municipal Commissioner, an Indian Administrative Service officer appointed by the state government.

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Nagpur Improvement Trust is a local planning authority which works with the NMC and carries out the development of the civic infrastructure and new urban areas on its behalf.

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Nagpur was selected from Maharashtra among other cities under Government of India's Smart Cities Mission.

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Nagpur Police is headed by a Police Commissioner who is of the rank of Additional Director General of Police of Maharashtra Police.

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Nagpur Police is divided into 5 Zones, each headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, while traffic zones are divided into eight zones each headed by an inspector.

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Nagpur is a health hub for Central India and caters to a large geographical area arbitrarily bounded by Delhi in the north, Kolkata in the east, Mumbai-Pune in the west and Hyderabad in the south.

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Nagpur is an important city for the Indian armed forces.

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Nagpur has been the main centre of commerce in the region of Vidarbha since its early days and is an important trading location.

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Sitabuldi market in central Nagpur, known as the heart of the city, is the major commercial market area.

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Nagpur is home to ice-cream manufacturer Dinshaws, Indian dry food manufacturer Haldiram's, Indian ready-to-cook food manufacturer Actchawa, spice manufacturer Suruchi International, Ayurvedic products company Vicco and Baidyanath.

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Centuries, Nagpur has been famous for its orange gardens in the country, hence the name "Orange City".

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Multi-modal International Hub Airport at Nagpur is an ongoing project for the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur.

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Several government organisations related to the mining industry are based in Nagpur, which includes Western Coalfields Limited, MOIL and Indian Bureau of Mines.

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Admission to professional graduation colleges in Nagpur is through MHT-CET, JEE, CAT, CLAT, GATE, CMAT, GMAT and NEET.

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Nagpur has four state universities: Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University and Maharashtra National Law University.

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Laxminarayan Institute of Technology is a chemical engineering and technology institute located in Nagpur and managed directly by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University.

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Nagpur has two major management institutes, Indian Institute of Management established in 2015 and Institute of Management Technology, private management college, established in 2004.

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IIM, Nagpur initially started batches at VNIT Campus since the construction of the IIM building was ongoing at MIHAN.

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Nagpur has other centrally funded institutes like National Power Training Institute, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Central Power Research Institute, National Academy of Direct Taxes, National Civil Defence College, National Research Centre for Citrus, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation, and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute.

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Cultural and literary societies in Nagpur include Vidarbha Sahitya Sangh, Vidarbha Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti and Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Sammelan .

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Nagpur is the head office of Aadim Samvidhan Sanrakshan Samiti .

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Nagpur Is called as Tajpur as the holy shirine of Sufi Saint Baba Tajuddin.

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Marbat Festival is a unique festival for Nagpur and is organised every year a day after the bullock festival of 'Pola'.

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Tradition of painting in Nagpur was patronised by the Royal House of the Bhonsales as well as common people.

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Nagpur is famous for its oranges, which have some typical qualities have recently begun to attract international attention.

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Nagpur is famous for tarri poha, a variety of flattened rice, and has many food joints; each having their own way of preparing and serving it.

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Samosas are famous in Nagpur and is available at many restaurants and food spots.

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Nagpur is surrounded by many tiger reserves and acts as a gateway, hence called Tiger capital of India.

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Nagpur is a big center for cricket in Vidarbha owing to the presence of the Vidarbha Cricket Association.

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Nagpur is one of the few Indian cities that has more than one international cricket stadium, the older one being the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground situated in Civil Lines, and the new one, the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, inaugurated in 2008 is situated in Jamtha, Wardha Road on the outskirts of the city.

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The Nagpur District Football Association is a district level football body and conducts various matches among the schools and clubs.

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Nagpur FC has its own Football Academy in Dhanwate National College, Congress Nagar.

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Badminton tournaments in the city are organised by Nagpur District Badminton Association which is affiliated to Maharashtra Badminton Association which in turn is a member of Badminton Association of India.

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Television broadcasting in Nagpur began on 15 August 1982 with the launch of Doordarshan, the Government of India's public service broadcaster.

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Nagpur is a city with two divisional headquarters, a rare distinction it shares with Lucknow, which has headquarters for two different divisions in Northern Railway zone and North Eastern Railway zone.

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Nagpur broad-gauge Metro is a commuter rail project planned Nagpur and extending up to adjacent districts of Wardha and Bhandara.

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The project is estimated to cost INR 418 Cr and consists of four routes, each originating from Nagpur and terminating at Narkhed, Ramtek, Wardha and Bhandara.

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Nagpur is a major junction for roadways as India's two major national highways, Srinagar-Kanyakumari and Mumbai-Kolkata pass through the city.

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Nagpur is at the junction of two Asian Highways namely AH43 Agra to Matara, Sri Lanka and AH46 connecting Kharagpur, India to Dhule, India.

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One more national highway NH-547 Savner-Chhindwara-Narsinghpur has connected with NH 47 at Savner near Nagpur providing another optional connectivity with the northern part of India.

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Nagpur is well connected by direct flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad and Belagavi operated by Air India, IndiGo, Go First and Star Air.

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Nagpur became the first airport in India to commission the INDRA system and has ADS-B system.

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Nagpur Airport became the first airport in the country to receive an ISO 27000 certificate.

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Nagpur is not only the first in India but the first in world to be certified for Air navigation service provider .

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Nagpur Airport has an annual capacity of 10 lakh passengers, but it handles more passengers than its capacity.

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