No. Of districts:
307,713 sq.km(118,809 sq mi)
Date of establishment:
1st May 1960
370/sq.km (950/sq mi)
61,939 sq.km (23,915 sq mi) Agriculture:Agriculture and allied activities contributes 12.9% to the state’s income. Staples such as rice and millet are the main monsoon crops. Cash crops include sugarcane, cotton, oilseeds, tobacco, fruit, vegetables and spices such as turmeric.
Mumbai is also known as the financial capital of India and houses major corporate and financial institutions. Maharashtra contributes 25% of the country’s industrial output and is manufacturing hub for some of the largest public sector industries in India, including Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Tata Petrodyne and Oil India Ltd.
It shares its border with Arabian Sea tothe west and states of Karnataka, Telangana, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Art & Culture:
- Dances: Lavani is the most popular form of dance in the state. Koli dance is yet another form of folk dance.
- Festivals: Vijayadashami or Dasara, Navaratri, Holi, Diwali, Eid, Simollanghan is a ritual performed on Dasara or Viajaya Dashami day in Maharashtra.
Andh, Baiga, Barda, Bavacha, Bhaina, Bhunjia, Birhul, Kol, Halba, Kamar, Kathodi, Kolam, Khairwar, Kharia, Kokna, Parja, Patelia, Pomla, Rathawa, Sawar, Thakur, Varli, Vitolia
Indian Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica)
Yellow footed green pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera)