Beed is a district situated right at the centre of the state of Maharashtra. Its name has several other pronunciations like Bhir, Bid, Bir etc. We all associated Maharashtra with cities like Mumbai, Kolhapur, Pune, Goa etc. But very few people are aware of the fact that Beed is one of the largest cities in Maharashtra and the largest in the district in terms of area and home to a population of more than 1.65 lakhs, as per the last census conducted in 2013. The total district has a population of about 25.85 lakhs.
More than 18% of the total population of the district of Beed resides in the city which is constantly on the rise since the year 1991. Almost 25% of the total population of this district comprises of Muslims. The population of the total district is comparable to the entire middle-eastern nation, also referred to as the Oil Capital of the world-Kuwait. The district has a gender ratio of about 912 females against 1000 males with a literacy rate of about 73.5%.
This peculiar district of Maharashtra has its own charm and shortcomings. Below are some strange but interesting facts about the district of Beed.
Facts About Beed
- The district of Beed has the lowest gender ratio in the entire state of Maharashtra but the female mortality rate is much lower than the national average
- It is a highly secular district and represents true cultural diversity, since it is home to different religions such as Sikhs, Christians, Jain, Buddhists and of course Hindus
- The Birth rate of the city which is 15.9% is lower than the national average of 22%
- The death rate of the district which stands at about 3% is also lower than the national average of 8.2%
- In the year 1901, a huge part of the Hindu population which comprised 69.6% of Hindus were converted to Dalits and baptized to Christianity which largely lowered the Hindu population which now stands at about 40%
- The city has a long history which dates back to almost to the year of 1173 and until the year 1960, the district did not belong to its right region which is the present state of Maharashtra
- The district having diverse communities residing within it is one of the most communally harmonious places of India
- The city has space for all the religions and communities equally which is evident by the presence of different religious monuments including temples, churches, Masjids, Buddhist Monasteries, Pagodas and more
These are some of the facts about the city that makes it stand out as a highly diverse and culturally rich district residing within the heart of Maharashtra. It showcases the fact that there is much more to see in the state than just historical buildings or caves.
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