15 Interesting Facts About Nagpur

Interesting Facts About Nagpur

Facts About Nagpur

  1. Nagpur is the third-largest city and the winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
  2. Nagpur called the Tiger Capital of India or the Tiger Gateway of India as many tiger reserves are located in and around the city and also hosts the regional office of National Tiger Conservation Authority.
  3. Nagpur has the seconds Highest literacy rate of 89.6% in Maharashtra after Mumbai suburban district.
  4. Nagpur is projected to be the fifth fastest-growing city in the world from 2019 to 2035 with an average growth of 8.41%.
  5. The city was founded in 1703 by the Gonds King Bakht Buland Shah of Deogarh and later became a part of the Maratha Empire under the royal Bhonsale dynasty.
  6. Nagpur has Asia’s second Largest Air maintenance workshop and the busiest air traffic control room of India.
  7. Nagpur is famous for Nagpur oranges and is sometimes known as the Orange City for being a major trade centre of oranges cultivated in large part of the region.
  8. Nagpur is named after the river Nag which flows through the city.
  9. Nagpur is twinned with Jinan, Shandong, China.
  10. The city lies on the Deccan plateau of the Indian subcontinent and has a mean altitude of 310.5 meters above sea level.
  11. India’s biggest snacks and sweets manufacturer is based out of Nagpur.
  12. Nagpur University is 9th oldest of India and 2nd oldest of Maharashtra and oldest of central India.
  13. The estimated population of Nagpur is 2.8 Million, as of 2020.
  14. Railways started in Nagpur way back in 1867 when a portion of Bombay-Bhusaval-Nagpur line was opened for traffic and train service from Nagpur to Calcutta was started in 1881.
  15. Nagpur is known for the Deekshabhoomi, which is graded an A-class tourism and pilgrimage site, the largest hollow stupa among all the Buddhist stupas in the world.
Interesting Facts About Nagpur
Interesting Facts About Nagpur