The rainfall varies from 1730.5 mm at Mahim on the coast to 2588.7 mm at Shahapur in the interior. The chemical industries are also found in other parts of the district like Wagle Industrial Estate, Pokhran Road, Ambarnath and Dombivli. July is the wettest month with a rainfall of about 40% of the annual total. Waste Recycling Performance. The important fishing centres in the district are Dahanu, Pokharan-Uchheli, Nawapur, Murabe, Satpute, Datiware, Arnala, Vasai and Uran. In Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Bhiwandi, Badlapur, Tarapur, Palghar, Vasai and Murbad there are nearly 4000 industries which contribute towards the industrialisation of the district. Arnala Island is located in Vasai taluka, at the entrance to the Vaitarna estuary. Thanet has a wide variety of local schools including approximately 41 primary schools such as Drapers Mills, Palm Bay, and Upton. Thane district lies between North Latitude 18°42' to 20°20' and East Longitude 72°45' to 73°… We have reviews of the best places to see in Thane. A significant stadium in this district, Dadoji Konddev Sports Stadium, is located in Thane city, where various sports like cricket, badminton, tennis and table tennis are played. Thanet District Council is the local government body for the Thanet district in Kent, England. Thane , Kalyan , Murbad , Bhiwandi , Shahapur , Vasai , Ulhasnagar , Ambarnath , Dahanu , Palghar , Talasari , Jawhar , Mokhada , Vada , Boisar and Vikramgad . [17] It was the most populated district in the country, somewhat ahead of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal which had 10,082,852 people. Several hot springs are in the Vasai Taluka in the bed of the Tansa River. Total Panchayat Samitis in Thane District is 13. Its administrative centre is Margate. Fisheries constitute an important industry in Thane district. The temperature variation is more in the eastern part of the district comparing to the western coastal areas. The Ulhas River is 135 km long. [20], The important kharif crops of the district are rice, vari and nachani (finger millet). 264 (76.74%) of local authorities perform better than Thanet District Council. History. Thanet enjoys a maritime climate, being surrounded on three sides by the sea. [7] Unemployment levels are nearly twice the South East of England as a whole, and as a result a great deal of planning is being done to encourage more businesses to relocate to the District. Artificial lakes have been constructed mainly to supply drinking water to Mumbai. The district is situated between 18°42' and 20°20' north latitudes and 72°45' and 73°48' east longitudes. The Thane Creek is not a creek in the true sense, but a depression engulfed by the sea. The Thane Municipal Corporation started its own public transport service known as the Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) from 9 February 1989. The district has become a popular getaway for daytrippers escaping from the bustle of Bombay. Because it was used as a U.S. airbase during the Second World War it has one of the longest runways in the UK, and while open it was designated by the United Nations as an emergency landing site for aircraft in trouble. The area is credited as an Important Bird Area by the Bombay Natural History Society, due to its large variety of migratory bird species. The Ulhas originates from the north of Tungarli near Lonavala, flows for a short distance before descending near Bor ghat, and meets the sea at Vasai Creek. The county-wide newspaper Kent on Saturday also serves the district. Margate has been chosen as a Mary Portas retail town. The shape of the district is triangular. Western Railway local trains leaving from Churchgate railway station go up to Dahanu Road railway station in the district. spread in western and central part of the district. Seasonal fruits grown in the district such as bor, wild berries and litchis have great demands in the markets of Mumbai. The Isle of Thanet is the major part of the district. Vari and nachani are grown in the hilly areas of the eastern part of the district, namely Jawhar, Murbad, Vikramgad, Shahapur and Mokhada talukas. Westwood at the centre of Thanet has seen much major development in recent years with the building of Westwood Cross shopping centre which is the home of national retailers and several restaurant chains including a Travelodge hotel. Rice is grown in all the talukas of the district but mainly in Palghar, Bhiwandi, Murbad, Shahapur, Vada, Vikramgad and Dahanu. The talukas, with their populations at the 2001 and 2011 Censuses[9] are as follows. Km. Total literacy rate of the district is 80.67% (male 87.06% and female 73.10%). The ITV1 service is provided currently by Meridian Broadcasting; and the BBC South East Today. The current District was formed in 1974, by the addition of the area over which was once the Wantsum Channel, including the settlement of Sarre. The area of the district is 9558 km². The two main rivers flowing through the district are the Ulhas and the Vaitarna. October and November months constitute the post-monsoon season, which is hot and humid in the coastal areas. Home Tourist attractions by country Tourist attractions in India Tourist attractions in India by district The Thanet Offshore Wind Project, near North Foreland, began operating in September 2010. It is the 1 st largest district in the state by Population. The community learning within the district is varied and wide, including charitable training organisations such as East Kent ITeC Ltd, and organisations such as Margate Adult Education Centre, Thanet Skills Studio and Thanet Stage School. Central districts such as Aurangabad, Latur, … National TV stations carry regional news: In what is now Palghar District, the western coastal region is mostly populated by Kolis, the northern and the eastern talukas are populated by the Varlis, known for making stark images from red mud on house walls. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses connect Thane city to different parts of the district and also to other districts. The area of the district is 9558 km². [6] In a study of resilience to economic downturns, Thanet was poorly rated at 295th out of 324 districts. The Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation also runs its own Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Transport (KDMT), Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation also runs Ulhasnagar Municipal Transport (UMT) service. Lying between the Sahyadri mountain range and the Arabian sea, it is blessed both with beaches and mountains. Railway stations like Thane, Kalyan in the district provides connectivity to the major cities of country. It is the headquarters of Thane district. The names of the civil parishes located in the district are: Broadstairs and St Peter's form Broadstairs and St Peter's, served by a town council, which has no more than the powers of a parish council. The southwest monsoon season is from June to September. Map of Thane District area hotels: Locate Thane District hotels on a map based on popularity, price, or availability, and see Tripadvisor reviews, photos, and deals. BEST provides services to Mumbai Suburban, Thane and Mira-Bhayandar. The revised area of the district is 4,214 km². Thane district is well connected to other major cities and town of the country by roadways and railways. Of the 148 cases from areas under Thane … The rainfall in the district increases from the coastal areas to the interior. The district is bounded by Puneand Ahmadnagar on the east, Nashikon the east and northeast, Valsad Districtof Gujaratstate and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Havelion the north. Thane district is on the North of Konkan division. Marine fishery predominates over inland fishery in the district and provides employment to about 75% of the persons engaged in the fishing industry. On the north eastern tip of Kent, it is predominantly coastal, with north, east and southeast facing coastlines, and is bordered by the City of Canterbury district to the west and the Dover district to the south. It is not helped by poor overall indicators for health. The Bhatsa Lake has been formed in the upper Bhatsa, north of Shahapur behind a dam built in 1981 CE. The district is situated between 18°42' and 20°20' north latitudes and 72°45' and 73°48' east longitudes. It had a population of 8,131,849 of which 72.58% were urban as of 2001. Thane District has 15 tehsils out of which Shahapur tehsil is the largest in area and Talasari tehsil is the smallest in area. [2][3] The headquarters of the district is the city of Thane. As of July 2010, overall indicators of health were poor for Thanet:[14][needs update]. Associated development has taken place around the shopping centre spawning other retail parks. It is 1.37 percent of the state. Total area of Thane is 9,558 km² including 8,459.79 km² rural area and 1,098.21 km² urban area. Kelve-Mahim was renamed as Palghar. Add your article. Out of total working force, 51.75% were engaged in agriculture and allied activities, 6.19% in manufacturing, service and cottage industries and remaining 30.69% in other activities. Thane district Total population is 11054131 according to census 2011.Males are 5879857 and Females are 5174274.Literate people are 7313413 among total.Its total area is 9558 sq.km. Economy. In 1817, the British East India Company captured the area from the Marathas. [13] Extension work which started in 2007 has made the QEQM a major hospital site. Thane district is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra in Konkan Division.At the 2011 Census it was the most populated district in the nation, with 11,060,148 inhabitants; however, in August 2014 the district was split into two with the creation of a new Palghar district, leaving the reduced Thane district with a 2011 Census population of 8,070,032. Vegetables are also grown in the district. Large investment and building work is taking place in schools across the island. In 1817, the territory now comprising Thane district was taken over by the British from the Peshwa and it became a part of North Konkan district, with its headquarters in Thana. Among the vegetables, eggplants are grown on a large scale. There is an airport, now closed, at Manston,[11] formerly RAF Manston, but later renamed by its commercial operators as Kent International Airport. Metered Auto Rickshaws ply in Thane, Mira-Bhayander and several other towns. The medium and large industries manufacturing chemicals and chemical products are Pfizer, Lubrizol India Ltd., Polyolefins Industries Ltd., NOCIL, Herdillia Chemicals Ltd., BASF (India) Ltd., Star Chemicals, INDOFIL INDUSTRIES LIMITED, and Phoenix Chemical Works. The water temperatures are in the range of 42°-55 °C.[6]. The district has no natural lakes. Traditionally, Bhiwandi is famous for its handlooms. The Tansa Lake formed across the Tansa River in the hills north of Bhiwandi behind the dam completed in 1892 CE. In the coastal area, the average daily maximum temperature in summer is 32.9 °C (maximum recorded at Dahanu is 40.6 °C on 19 April 1955) and in winter average mean daily minimum temperature is 16.8 °C (minimum recorded at Dahanu is 8.3 °C on 8 January 1945). According to census 2011, it is third in the state in terms of population. Area of the district is 4214 sq. The river has many tributaries; the two most important of them (within the boundaries of this district) are the Barvi and the Bhatsa. Thane district is to the north of Bombay in the Konkan Region. New high-speed rail links from London to Thanet began in December 2009, and it is now possible to travel from Margate to St Pancras railway station at an average speed of 96 kmh (around 60 mph); maximum speed of 225 km/h (around 140 mph). These lowlands are separated from the coast by a fairly well-defined narrow ridge of hills that runs north-south to the east of the Thane creek, parallel to the sea, keeping a distance of about 6 to 10 km from the shores. MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) operates direct bus to various city like Pune, Nashik, Shirdi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Satara, Karad, Nagpur, Hyderabad etc. Private buses are operated to various cities like Mysuru, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Hubli, Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Jaipur, Udaipur, Goa, Ratnagiri etc. [5], The district is the northernmost part of the Konkan lowlands of Maharashtra. Km. It is the southernmost town in the Thane district as well as the Thane taluka. The main towns are Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs. [10] Main road links are the A28 which brings traffic from Canterbury and Ashford; and the A299, north coast route. 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