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Amravati (also known as Amrawati or Amraoti) is a city in the state of Maharashtra in India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Amravati district.It is believed to be the city of Lord Indra, the king of all gods. The city boasts of historical temples of Goddess Amba, Lord Shri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara.

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Amravati
Amaravati Museum
Amaravati Museum
Nickname(s): 
Amba Nagari
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Amravati
Established 1097 AD
Area
 • City 121.65 km2 (46.97 sq mi)
Elevation
343 m (1,125 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Rank India: 66th
Maharashtra: 8th
Vidarbha: 2nd
 • Density 3,819/km2 (9,890/sq mi)
 • Urban
746,000
Demonym(s) Amravatikar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
444 601 - 444 607, 444701, 444901
Telephone code +91-721
Vehicle registration MH 27 (for entire Amravati district)
Distance from Nagpur 152 kilometres (94 mi) (land)
Distance from Mumbai 663 kilometres (412 mi) (land)
Literacy Rate 92%
HDI Medium

History

Amravati District with the rest of the Berar was assigned to the East India Company by the Nizam following the treaty of 1853. After this province was assigned to the Company, it was divided into two districts, South Berar with its headquarters at Hingoli with neighbouring region restored to the Nizam and North Berar was reconstituted into East Berar with headquarters at Akola. In 1864,the district of Yeotmal was separated from Amravati. In 1903, the Treaties of Assignment were superseded by an agreement under which the Nizam leased Berar to the Government of India in perpetuity. Berar was joined to the central provinces in 1903 to form the enlarged province of central provinces and Berar. With the recognition of States in1956,Amravati district, along with other districts of Vidarbha region was included in the then Bilingual Bombay State. Since the bifurcation of Bombay state into Maharashtra and Gujrat in 1960, Amravati, along with other districts of Vidharbha formed one of the districts of Maharashtra.

Climate

Amravati has a tropical wet and dry climate with hot, dry summers from March to June, the monsoon season from July to October and warm winters from November to March. The highest and lowest temperatures ever recorded was 49.7oC on 25 May, 1954 and 5.0oC on 9 February, 1887 respectively.

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