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Palghar district

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Palghar District (Marathi pronunciation: [paːlɡʱəɾ]) is a district in the state of Maharashtra in Konkan Division.[1] The headquarters of the district is the town of Palghar. Other major cities in the district are Vasai-Virar, Talasari , Jawhar and Dahanu.

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Palghar District
पालघर जिल्हा
Clockwise from top-left: View from Kosbad Hill, Chimaji Appa memorial at Vasai Fort, Sunset at beach in Dahanu, View of Virar from Jivdani Hill, Jai Vilas Palace in Jawhar
Location in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 19.697029°N 72.771249°E / 19.697029; 72.771249
CountryFlag_of_India.svg India
  BodyPalghar Zilla Parishad
  Guardian MinisterRavindra Chavan
(Cabinet Minister Mha)
  President Z. P. PalgharNA
  District CollectorMr. Dr. Manik Gursul (IAS)
  CEO Z. P. PalgharNA
  MPsRajendra Gavit
  District Of Maharashtra5,344 km2 (2,063 sq mi)
 (2011 Census)[citation needed]
  District Of Maharashtra2,990,116
  Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MH
Vehicle registrationMH-04 (Thane RTO), MH-48 (Palghar District RTO)

On 1 Aug 2014, the State government of Maharashtra announced the formation of the 36th district of Maharashtra Palghar, it was partitioned out of the Thane district. Palghar District starts from Dahanu at the north and ends at Naigaon. It comprises the talukas of Palghar, Vada, Vikramgad, Jawhar, Mokhada, Dahanu, Talasari and Vasai. At the 2011 Census, the talukas now comprising the district had a population of 2,990,116.[2]

Palghar has an urban population of 1,435,210, that is 48% of total population is living in Urbanized Area. Palghar has all the three categories of the lifestyles, Urban (Nagari), Coastal (Sagari) and Mountains-Hilly Region (Dongari). Palghar District is blessed by beautiful beaches as it is the part of konkan such as "Shirgaon Beach", "Kelve Beach", "Vadrai Beach", "Dahanu Beach", "Bordi Beach", "Chinchani Beach", "Arnala Beach", "Rajodi Beach", "Suruchi Beach" etc. The district is bounded by Thane and Nashik districts in the east and northeast, and by the Valsad district of Gujarat state and the Dadra and Nagar Haveli district of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu union territory in the north. The Arabian Sea forms the western boundary, while the whole district falls under the fastest developing northern part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Basically people of Palghar District population are belongs to Tribal-Konkni,Warli,koli,Agri..