() is a city in the Pune district
in the Indian state
. It consists of the twin towns of Pimpri and Chinchwad which are governed by a common municipal body (the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
or PCMC). It is located to the North-West of Pune
and is well connected to the Pune city proper via the Old Pune-Mumbai Highway
, Pimpri Chinchwad had a population of 1,729,320. Male population (9.45 lakh) and female population (7.83 lakh). Pimpri Chinchwad has an average literacy rate of 87.19, higher than the national average of 74.04%. In Pimpri Chinchwad, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The main language spoken in the city is Marathi
. There is also a significant Sindhi
population present in Pimpri. The Government of India, rehabilitated Sindhis, who came from Pakistan after the division of British India.
Main localities in Pimpri Chinchwad are Chinchwad, Pimpri, Nigdi, Akurdi and Bhosari
. The name Chinch-wad is derived from trees Chinch (tamarind) and Wad (banyan). Chinchwad is famous for Saint Morya Gosavi’s Shrine which is one of the lord Ganesha’s shaktipeeth in Maharashtra state. Due to the flooding of river Pavana every year the temple gets submerged in the river water. Local people consider it as bathing of lord ganesha. Chinchwad is also the birthplace of great freedom fighters Chaphekar brothers. Pimpri Chinchwad is home to the historic town of Bhosari
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