Gadchiroli

Gadchiroli

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Gadchiroli () is a town and a municipal council in Gadchiroli district in the state of Maharashtra, central India. It is the administrative headquarters of the district.

It is very lush in Monsoon season (July to September) but also prone to flooding.

Geography

Gadchiroli is located at . It has an average elevation of 217&nbsp;metres (715&nbsp;feet).Gadchiroli District is one of the biggest in Maharashtra in terms of area. The main languages spoken are Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Gondi, Madiya and Telugu. Also it is considered to be beautiful during the monsoon season. It is surrounded by a teak wood forest. People live traditionally here, they celebrate festivals such as Diwali, Dasra, Durgapuja, Kalipuja and Holi. The literacy rate is improving as the city grows.

History

Gadchiroli tahsil was created in 1905 by transfer of zamindari istate from Brahmapuri and Chandrapur tahsil.Gadchiroli district was created on August 26, 1982 by bifurcating the Chandrapur district in the place of Brahmapuri, which is part of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. In ancient times the region was ruled by the Rashtrakutas, the Chalukyas, the Yadavas of Deogiri and later the Gonds of Gadchiroli. In the 13th century Khandkya Ballal Shah founded Chandrapur. He shifted his capital from Sirpur to Chandrapur. Chandrapur subsequently came under Maratha rule. In 1853, Berar, of which Chandrapur (then called...
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