Nagpur Tahsil, 1908

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Nagpur Tahsil, 1908

Central tahsil of the District of the same name, Central Provinces, lying between 20° 46' and 21° 23' N. and 78° 44’ and 79° 19' E., with an area of 871 square miles. The population in 1901 was 296,117, compared with 294,262 in 1891. The general density is 340 persons per square mile, and the rural density 136. The tahsil contains four towns — Nagpur City (population, 127,734), the head-quarters of the Province, District, and tahsil, Kamptee (38,888), Kalmeshwar (5,340), and Saoner (5,281)— and 417 inhabited villages. Excluding 42 square miles of Government forest, 80 per cent, of the available area is occupied for cultivation. The cultivated area in 1903-4 was 578 square miles. The demand for land revenue in the same year was Rs. 2,76,000, and for cesses Rs. 26,000. The tahsil comprises the fertile plains of Kalmeshwar and Nagpur, the plateau of Kauras, a continuation of the Katol uplands, and the undulating Wunna valley. Cotton and jowdr are the principal crops, but there is a considerable area under wheat in the Kalmeshwar and Nagpur plains.

This article has been extracted from

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.

OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts. Some units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.

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