Aurangabad Population 2021:- Aurangabad is a city in Maharashtra. Aurangabad is the administrative headquarters of Aurangabad district and is the largest city in the Marathwada region. Aurangabad is the fourth-most populous urban area in Maharashtra with a population of 1,175,116. Aurangabad is known as a major production center of cotton textile and artistic silk fabrics. Aurangabad is also a popular tourism hub, with tourist destinations like the Ajanta and Ellora caves lying on its outskirts, both of which have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1983. In 1960, Aurangabad and the larger Marathi-speaking Marathwada region became a part of the state of Maharashtra. Historically, there were 52 Gates in Aurangabad, some of them extant, because of which Aurangabad is nicknamed as the “City of Gates”.
To know the actual Population of Aurangabad 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:
- 2001:- 902,179
- 2011:- 1,421,879
- Aurangabad Population 2021:- 1,600,000 (Estimated)
By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Aurangabad 2021 according to the estimates is 1,600,000.
According to the 2011 Indian Census, Aurangabad has a population of 1,175,116, of which 609,206 are males and 565,910 are females. The total number of literates in Aurangabad was 889,224, which constituted 75.67% of the population with male literacy of 79.34% and female literacy of 71.72%. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population are 229,223 and 15,240 respectively.
Marathi is the official language of Aurangabad. Marathi is also the most commonly spoken language in the city, followed by Hindi.
The majority of the Aurangabad population are Hindus (51%), followed by 31% Muslims, 15.2% Buddhists, and 1.6% Jains. There are a substantial number of followers of Sikhism and Christianity in the city.
Aurangabad was a major silk and cotton textile production center. A fine blend of silk with locally grown cotton was developed as a Himroo textile. Much of the silk industry has vanished over time, but some manufacturers have managed to keep the tradition alive. Paithani silk saris are also made in Aurangabad..
In 1960, the region of Marathwada was merged with Maharashtra. The industrial development of the Marathwada region began, propelled through designated backward area benefits.
Growth began when the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation began acquiring land and setting up industrial estates. Aurangabad is a now-classic example of the efforts of a state government towards the balanced industrialization of the state. Major Industrial areas of Aurangabad are Chikhalthana MIDC, Shendra MIDC, and Waluj MIDC.