About District

Akola district is situated in the middle east of Maharashtra state. This district is situated between North 20.17 to 21.16 latitude and East  76.7 to 77.4 longitude. There are ranges of Gavilgad hills on the north of the district.   Anjangaon, Daryapur and Nandgaon khandeshwar tehsils of Amravati district and Karanja tehsil of Washim district are on the east.

Washim district is  on the south side and Buldhana district on the west. Total area of ​​Akola district is 5428 sq. Km. Which is  1.76% of the total area of the state . In the district area wise largest tahsil is Akola tahasil. It consists area of ​​1134.13 Telhara tehsil has the lowest area of ​​628 sq. Km.

There are 7 tehsils in Akola District Akola, Balapur, Patur, Barshitakali, Murtizapur, Akot and Telhara.Washim district was formed by dividing the district in 1998 . Akola city corporation was established on 1 October 2001.

There is  1 Municipal corporation, 5 Municipal councils, 1 Nagar panchayat in district.The headquarter of the district is at Akola and the divisional headquarter is in Amravati.


Akola is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city of Akola is the district headquarters. Akola district forms the central part of Amravati Division, and was a former British Raj Berar Province. Area of the district is 5,428 km². It is bounded on the north by Amravati District, to the east by Amravati District and by Washim District, to the south by Washim District, and to the west by Buldhana District.

Geography Area

Geography Area In Akola District Area in SQ KM
Akola Area 5,428 Sq Km

Georaphical Location

Georaphical Location In Akola District Location Degree
North Altitude 20.17 to 21.16
East Altitude 5.6 degree cencius

Climate and Rainfall

Climate and Rainfall In Akola District Rainfall/Climate
Avrage Rainfall in District 750 to 1000 mm
Minimum Temperature 35.5 degree cellcius
Maximum Temperature 45.9 degree cellcius

Area Under Irrigation

Akola District Under Area Under Irrigation Area
Area Under Irrigation 22,504 Hectors
Major Projects 2(Katepurna and Wan)
Medium Projects 3(Morna ,Nirguna and Uma)
Other Project 3

Population (2011)

Akola District Population(2011) Census Report Population
Total 18,18,617
Male 9,36,226
Female 8,82,391

Literacy Rate (2011)

Akola District Literacy Rate (2011) Census Report Literacy Rate
Total 87.55 %
Male 92.89 %
Female 81.51 %