Akola
A·ko·la (ə-kōʹlə)
A city of west-central India west-southwest of Amravati. It is a market center in a cotton-growing region. Population: 328,034.

* * *

India
      city, north-central Maharashtra (Mahārāshtra) state, western India, on the Murna River. An important road and rail junction in the Tapti River valley, it is a commercial centre trading chiefly in cotton. In the past it was incorporated in turn into several local Muslim kingdoms. Akola is an important educational centre with several colleges affiliated with the University of Amaravati. The chief crops grown in the surrounding area are rice, cotton, wheat, millet, and peanuts (groundnuts). The region's industries are agriculturally based; cotton ginning, oil processing, and bidi (cigarette) manufacture are important. There are also textile and vegetable oil industries. There is a thermal power station at Paras. Pop. (2001) 400,520.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Akola — अकोला …   Wikipedia Español

  • Akola — Akola …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Akola — Ratlam Overview Service type passenger Locale Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh Current operator(s) Western Railway Route …   Wikipedia

  • Akola —   [englisch ə kəʊlə], Stadt im indischen Bundesstaat Maharashtra, 328 000 Einwohner;   Wirtschaft:   Spinnereien, Ölpressen und Tabakverarbeitung. Der Distrikt Akola ist wegen seiner guten Böden (Regur) ein ausgezeichnetes Anbaugebiet für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Akola — Akola, Stadt der indobrit. Prov. Berar, (1891) 21.470 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Akola — Original name in latin Akola Name in other language Akola, Akol a ke la, akola, akolla, akwla, Акола, State code IN Continent/City Asia/Kolkata longitude 20.70957 latitude 76.9981 altitude 285 Population 428857 Date 2013 02 08 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Akola district — Akola is a district in Maharashtra, located in central India. Akola district forms the central part of Amravati division, which corresponds to the former British Raj province of Berar.Area of the district is 5,431 km². It is bounded on the north… …   Wikipedia

  • Akola bazar — is a small town in Yavatmal district. It is called as Akola Bazar because of the weekly market(Aathwadi Bazar) held on every Friday.choolsTwo schools are1. Zilla Parishad Highschool2. Primary SchoolThere is no college in Akola… …   Wikipedia

  • Akola (Lok Sabha constituency) — Akola is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency of Maharashtra,India.Members of Parliament*1977: Vasant Sathe, Congress(I) *1980: Vairale Madhusudan, Congress(I) *1984: Vairale Madhusudan, Congress(I) *1989: Fundkar Pandurang Pundalik, Bhartiya… …   Wikipedia

  • Akola Airport — Infobox Airport name = Akola Airport nativename = nativename a = nativename r = image width = caption = image2 width = caption2 = IATA = AKD ICAO = VAAK type = Public owner = Government of India operator = Airports Authority of India owner oper …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”