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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Chiplun (Marathi: चिपळूण) is a city and a municipal council in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Located on the MumbaiGoa highway (NH-17) in western India. The city is about 320&nbsp;km south of Mumbai in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is an industrial town catering to mostly pharmaceutical and chemical industries. It is a major stop on the Konkan Railway. The name Chiplun means "The abode of Lord Parshurama".


The city lies on the banks of the River Vashishti. To the east of the city lies the Western Ghats and to the west lies Guhagar. The region is hilly and the city is situated in a valley. The region has tropical climate, very hot in summer and very wet. Summer days are extremely hot (above 38&nbsp;°C). The rainy season — the monsoons last from June until October. Chiplun is near to "Koyna Dam". The 'Kumbharli Ghat' situated in Chiplun is a main route for road transport, connecting the Konkan with the Vidharbha.


At the 2001 India census, Chiplun had a population of 46,213. Male constituted 50% of the population and female 50%. Chiplun had an average literacy rate of 0%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 0% and female literacy of 0%. 12% of the population was under 6 years of age.

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The city has its own theatre Indira Gandhi Sanskrutik Kendra, and a...
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