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Geographical location:

Pune district is located between 17.5° to 19.2° North and 73.2° to 75.1° East. The district is bounded on North & East by Ahmednagar district, by Satara district on the South and by Raigad district on the West. In Pune district, there are two municipal corporations, namely Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchawad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).

Pune district covers 14 talukas & 13 Panchayat Samitis. There are around 1,866 villages in the district. Total road length of Pune district is 13,642 kms. Average rainfall in the district is 600 to 700 mms.

Pimpri Chinchwad is located at the West of Pune city, touching the Pune- Mumbai National highway. The corporation covers the area of Akurdi, Pimpri, Chinchwad and Bhosari. The said area is developed by MIDC as an industrial zone.


Geographical Status of Pune city:

Pune city is located at 559 metres from the mean sea level. It is located in the Deccan Plateau and is about 100 kms east from Konkan coast and at a distance of about 160 kms from Mumbai.

It is located at the confluence of Mula-Mutha rivers. It is bounded by hills on the western side. One can see the Sinhagad-Katraj hilly area to the south. About 12% area of the city is hilly area.


Geographical area:

The total geographical area of Pune district is 15642 sq. kms. This is around 5 per cent of the total area of Maharashtra state.

The total geographical area of Pune city is 450.69 sq. kms. Out of the total area, 38.6 per cent is residential area, 1.8 per cent is commercial area, 9.5 per cent is defense area, 11 per cent is industrial area and 9.7 per cent is recreational area. 


Population

Total population of Pune district is 72.24 lakhs, out of which 37.68 lakhs are men and 34.56 lakhs are women as per 2001 census.

Population of Pune city is around 31, 57,000 as per 2001 census.


Climatic Conditions:

The temperature of city ranges between 12°C to 37°C.

The average rainfall recorded is 600 to 700 mm. Maximum rainfall is observed from June to September every year. Owing to its geographical location, the climate of the city is cool and pleasant throughout the year. The natural beauty of the city has given it the title of Deccan Queen.


Socio-Economic Status:

In Pune, there are two cantonment areas. Pune city is well connected to the cities of Nashik, Mumbai, Ahamadnagar, Solapur & Bangalore.


Other facts
  • Jowar, bajara, wheat and rice are the major crops in the city
  • Bhima is the major river of the district and minor rivers are Karha, Kukadi, Pavana, Meena and Shivganga.