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Maharashtra Overview

  • Located in the western region of India, Maharashtra is the third-largest state in India in terms of area and the second-largest in terms of population.
  •  It stretches over 307,690 sq km with a total estimated population of 109.7 million as of March 2009.
  • The state shares borders with Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
  •  The Arabian Sea makes up the state's western coast.
  • Maharashtra has the highest level of urbanisation amongst all the Indian states
  • The state capital, Mumbai, is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the world and India‘s largest and most populous city.It has been identified as India's powerhouse and its capital, Mumbai as the centre point of India's financial and commercial markets
  •  Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra, is the State's cultural capital and is rapidly maturing into a prime industrial town.

Source : ibef.org , business.gov.in

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