Where is Futala in Nagpur


Nagpur (Marathi:,) is a city (Municipal Corporation) in the state of Maharashtra in India.

It has around 2.4 million inhabitants (2011 census) and is located on the Nag River. Nagpur is an industrial city (cotton, paper, chemical industry, mechanical engineering; manganese is mined in the area), but also a cultural center with a university, theater, museums and galleries and an important transport hub (road, railroad, airport). Nagpur is the geographical center of India and is the capital of the greater Vidarbha region within Maharashtra.


The city was mentioned in writing for the first time in the 10th century. The official founding of the city dates back to a political act by Bakht Buland Shah, Gond King of Deogad, in 1702. The name Nagpur is derived from the Nag River that flows through the city.

In 1742 Nagpur was declared the capital of the Marathi State. In 1817 Nagpur came under British influence. The princely state of Nagpur, formed in 1818, was finally taken over by the English in 1853 and became the seat of government in 1861 Central Provinces made.

In 1867 the railway line to Bombay, today's Mumbai, was opened, which led to the settlement of industrial companies and the accelerated growth of the population. Nagpur has had a university since 1923.

After India gained independence on August 15, 1947, the city became part of the newly established state and in 1950 the capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The mass conversion of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and hundreds of thousands of followers to Buddhism on October 14, 1956 made the city the center of Indian "Neo-Buddhism". After this States Reorganization Act In 1956 the city came to the federal state of Bombay and after the division of Bombay on May 1, 1960 to Maharashtra. Since then, Nagpur has been the state's “winter capital”.

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