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Nashik ( pronunciation (help·info))[1] is a city in Maharashtra, India. Nashik is located in the northwest of Maharashtra, 171 km (106 mi) from Mumbai and 210 km (130 mi) from Pune. Nashik is the administrative headquarters of Nashik district and Nashik Division. Nashik is located in the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of river Godavari. The Nassak Diamond, derives its name from the fact that it long remained in the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, near Nashik.[2] The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar. Nashik is the third largest city of Maharashtra and also third most industrialised city in Maharashtra, fourth fastest growing city of India and 16th fastest growing city of the world.[3] It is the 11th most populated district in India with growth of 22.33% in last decade. It is also the 16th estimated fastest growing city in the world for period 2006-2020 by city mayor report. It is also noted for its participation in freedom struggle. Freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Kanhere were born in Nashik. Nashik|

—  Metro City  —|
(From Top To Bottom) Phalke Smarak and Mumbai-Nashik Expressway; Panchavati; Nashik Panorama.| Nickname(s): Wine Capital Of India/Grape City/pilgrimage centre| Nashik|
Coordinates: 20.00°N 73.78°ECoordinates: 20.00°N 73.78°E| Country|  India|
State| Maharashtra|
District| Nashik|
Government|
 • Mayor| Hon.Mr. Yatin Wagh (MNS)|
Area|
 • Metro City| 264.23 km2 (102.02 sq mi)|
Elevation| 560 m (1,840 ft)|
Population (2011)|
 • Metro City| 1,552,769|
 • Metro| 2,686,973|
Languages|
 • Official| Marathi|
Time zone| IST (UTC+5:30)|
PIN| 422 0xx|
Telephone code| 91(253)|
Vehicle registration| MH 15 (Nashik), MH 41 (Malegaon)|
Website| in/ nashik.nic. in|
Nashik ( pronunciation (help·info))[1] is a city in Maharashtra, India. Nashik is located in the northwest of Maharashtra, 171 km (106 mi) from Mumbai and 210 km (130 mi) from Pune. Nashik is the administrative headquarters of Nashik district and Nashik Division. Nashik is located in the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of river Godavari. The Nassak Diamond, derives its name from the fact that it long remained in the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, near Nashik.[2] The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar. Nashik is the third largest city of Maharashtra and also third most industrialised city in Maharashtra, fourth fastest growing city of India and 16th fastest growing city of the world.[3] It is the 11th most populated district in India with growth of 22.33% in last decade. It is also the 16th estimated fastest growing city in the world for period 2006-2020 by city mayor report. It is also noted for its participation in freedom struggle. Freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Kanhere were born in Nashik. Contents * 1 History * 2 Mythology * 3 Geography * 4 Climate * 5 Demographics * 6 Administration * 6.1 Environment * 6.1.1 Solid Waste Management Project * 6.1.2 Rain Water Harvesting * 7 Kumbh Mela * 8 Famous Personalities from Nashik * 9 Economy * 9.1 Industry * 9.1.1 Major industries * 9.2 Institutions * 9.3 Agriculture * 9.4 Cuisine * 9.5 Sports * 10 Education * 11 Transportation * 11.1 Roads * 11.2 Railways * 11.3 Airways * 12 References * 13 External links| History

Main article: History of Nashik

Raam, Lakshman, Seeta at a Nashik Temple.

Ram kund".
The city got its present name in 1818 when the Peshwas got control of the city.[4] The Peshwa rule however, did not last long and the British captured Nashik in the very same year. In 1840, one of the first modern libraries of Maharashtra (then, the Presidency of Bombay) was founded at...
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