WARDHA , a
See also:town and
See also:district of
See also:British India, in the
See also:Nagpur division of the Central Provinces, which take their name from the Wardha
See also:river . The town is situated 49 M . S.W. of Nagpur by
See also:rail . Pop . (19o1) 9872 . It was laid out in 1866, shortly after the district was first constituted . It is an important centre of the
See also:trade . The DISTRICT OF WARDIIA has an
See also:area of 2428 sq. m . It is hilly in the
See also:north, and intersected by spurs from the
See also:Satpura range . The central portion includes the three peaks of Malegaon (1726 ft.),
See also:Nandgaon (1874 ft.), and Jaitgarh (2086 ft.) . From this cluster of hills numerous small streams lead to the Wardha river on the one side, while on the other the Dham, Bor, and Asoda flow down the length of the district in a south-easterly direction . The Wardha, and its affluent the Wanna, are the only
See also:rivers of any importance .
To the south the
See also:country spreads out in an undulating plain, intersected by watercourses, and broken here and there by isolated hills rising abruptly from the
See also:surface . In general the lowlands are well wooded . Leopards, hyenas, wolves, jackals and
See also:wild hog abound in the district; other animals found are the spotted
See also:nilgai and
See also:antelope . The district is subject to
See also:great variations of
See also:climate, and the rainfall at Wardha town averages 41 in . In 1901 the population was 385,103, showing a decrease of 4 ,, in the
See also:decade . The
See also:principal crops are cotton,
See also:millet, wheat and oil-seeds . This region supplies the cotton known in the market as
See also:Hinganghat . There are cotton-mills at Hinganghat and Palgaon, and many factories for ginning and pressing cotton . The district is traversed by the Nagpur
See also:line of the Great
See also:Indian Peninsula railway . A branch runs from Wardha town past Hinganghat to the
See also:field in the district of
See also:Chanda . The
See also:history of Wardha forms
See also:part of that of Nagpur district, from which it was separated in 1862 for administrative purposes . See Wardha District Gazetteer (
See also:Allahabad, 1906) .
LADY ELIZABETH WARDLAW (1677-1727)
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