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Overview of the Washim District

Overview of the Washim District

Washim is located in the eastern region of Vidharbha. Akola lies to its north, Amravati lies to its north-east, Hingoli lies to its south, Buldhana lies to its west, Yavatmal lies to its east.

Area : 5,150 sq. km

Rainfall is generally in Monsoon during the month from June to September.

River Penganga is the main river of the district. It flows through the Tehsil of Risod. Later it flows through the boundary of Washim and Hingoli districts. River Kas is the main tributary of Penganga. River Kas meets Penganga about 1 km from the village of Shelgaon Rajgure. River Arunavati and its tributaries originate in the Tehsil of Washim and them flows through the tehsils of Mangrul Pir and Manora into the district of Yavatmal. River Katepurna originates in the hilly areas of the district and flows northwards through the tehsil of Malegaon and enters the Akola district

Climate: Hot and Dry summers and cold winters with the seasonal variation in the temperature being pretty large.

Revenue subdivisions: Washim, Karanja, and Mangrulpir.

Revenue talukas: Six revenue talukas headed by a Tehsildar: Washim, Karanja, Risod, Malegaon, Manora and Mangrulpir.

  • Population 12,97,160
  • Population density 250/km2
  • Population sex ratio 926 female for every 1000 males
  • Literacy rate 81.7%


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