Naldurg

Naldurg

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Description:
<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Naldurg is a city and a municipal council in Osmanabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

India census, Naldurg had a population of 15,993. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Naldurg has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 57%. In Naldurg, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Geography

Naldurg is located at . It has an average elevation of 566&nbsp;metres (1856&nbsp;feet). The town has one main airport, one railway station and ST buses.

  • Area: 7550&nbsp;kmĀ²
  • Sub-divisions: 2 (Osmanabad, Bhum)
  • Talukas: 8 (Osmanabad, Tuljapur,Lohara, Umarga, Kalamb, Bhum, Paranda, Vashi)
  • Distance from Mumbai: 438&nbsp;km


History

The Naldurg fort is one of the important ground forts in the Marathawada region. It represents a fine example of the medieval architectural style.

It is believed that the fort was built by Nalaraja (The King Nala). The fort and the city is named after him. The fort was built in the period of the Chalukya kings of Kalyani. Later, from 1351 to 1480, in the period of the Bahamani kings and in 1558, the Adil Shahi rulers constructed the massive fortification wall of the fort. In 1613, Ibrahim Adilshah II built the weir on the river Bori and constructed Pani Mahal.

The main entrance gate of the fort is known as Hulmukh Darwaza....
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