Geography     
 

Location

 
 

     Dhule District is located in northern side of  Maharashtra state spread between Latitude 20 38'  to 21 61' N and  Longitude  73 50' to 75 11' E.
      It is Located at the
the crossing of Three National  Highways  namely NH-6 (Surat - Nagpur), NH-3 (Mumbai - Agra ) and NH-211 (Dhule - Solapur).

 
 

     Dhule city is the Headquarter of District Dhule and is located  about  340 Km NE of Mumbai while 350 Km Norht of Pune.

 
 

     District is bounded by district Nandurbar  in the North-West , District Nashik in south and  District Jalgaon in East. 

 
 

 
  Area and admnistrative Divisions -  
 

Dhule District has an Area of  8061 Sq.Kms. 

 
 

Sub - Division

Talukas under Sub Division

No.of Villages

Dhule

Dhule

168

Sakri

225

Shirpur

Shirpur

138

Shindkheda

143

 
 

Silent Physical Features and Land Use Patterns

 
  @ Dhule District having one major River-basin  Viz. Tapi-Basin.  
  @ The District is bounded in the north by Satpuda Hill ranges.  
  @ The Height varies between 300 to 600 Mtrs above M.S.L.  
  @ The Soil having alluvial & Loamy nature  
     
  Land use Patterns  
 

Land Use Category

Area in Sq.Hector

Inhibitated Land

 

Agricultural Area

397472

Industrial Area

 

Forest Cover

2090

Waste Land

331

Drought Prone Area

340

 
     
  Geology and Geomorphology -  
  The general geological Succession is as below  
  @ Alluvium / Soil  
  @ Vesicular Amygdaloidal Basalt  
  @ Massive Basalt  
  @ Few dykes are present in the district . The density of dykes increases towards North.  
     
 

Climate and Rainfall -   

 
  @ Climate of the District is  Hot and Dry.  
  @ Temperature in Centigrade   Maximum  - 45o C  
                                                   Minimum    - 06 C  
  @ The Rainfall statistics are as follows :-  
                                                    Total Rainfall                -  395 mm.

                                                  Average Rainfall           -  592 mm.

                                                  Maximum Rainfall         -  994 mm.

 
     
  Socio-Economic Features -  
 

           In the Urban Area of the District 50 to 75% population is   Agriculturalists and Agricultural   labours, where as in the  rural  area  more than 95% population is Agriculturalists   and  Agricultural  labours.
           Due to drought conditions of the district and absence of major industrial growth, most of agricultural labours are migrating  in nearby districts and states like Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh , generally in the months of October to March in the year.  

 
     
  River Systems and Dams  
     
 

         Dhule District has following rivers alive in only monsoon season. These rivers forms the part of Tapi basin. Tapi river originating from ranges of Gavilgad  is the major river in the District . The Entire region of the district is drained by tributaries of Tapi river , which are as below -- Tapi River - Arunavati , Aner , Gomati , Vaki , Bori , Panzara , Kan , Burai , Amaravati , Madari , Bhad , Nagan.

 
     
 
Tahsil Name of Dam Location of Dam Name of River Capacity of Dam  (Million 3) Catchment
Area (Sq.Km. )

Shindkheda

Amaravati

Malpur

Amaravati

27.18

341.09

Sakri

Jamkhedi

Nava-pada

Jamkhedi

14.45

90.91

Sakri

Burai

Phophade

Burai

21.33

314.40

Sakri

Akkalpada

Panzara

107.29

1246

Shindkheda

Sulwade

Sulwade

Tapi

65.06

52149

Shirpur

Aner

Ganpur

Aner

99.60

1239