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|Elevation||416 m (1,365 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
HistoryUmarkhed was earlier known as Audumbar Kshetra and then as UmbarKhed and later known as Umarhked. Audumbar means Umbar or Figs. There were many fig trees.
This place has seen great warriors during the pre-independence era and have actively participated in the movements against British rule, those people also suffered imprisonment along with other great Indian leaders.
GeographyUmarkhed is located at . It has an average elevation of 416 metres (1364 feet).
Umarkhed is a municipal town near the Painganga river. It is tehsil place. It is situated 110 km from Yavatmal and 72 km from Nanded. Umarkhed falls in Yavatmal district. It is surrounded by mountains and Ghats from three sides and a plane surface on one of its sides. During the monsoon, one can experience real treasure of nature. Sahastrakund Waterfall in Painganga River near Jewali village is 50 km away from Umarkhed. Visitors come here in August, September and October.
The town experiences both hotter summers and colder winters. The temperature rises up to 45 degrees Celsius in the summer, while in the winter it experiences temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees Celsius.
DemographicsAs of 2011 India census, Umarkhed had a population of 47458 . Males constitute 51.13% of the population and females 48.87%. Umarkhed has an average literacy rate of 76.16%, higher than the national average of 61.5%: male literacy is 80.19%, and female literacy is 71.94%. In Umarkhed, 13.71% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Its population in 1961 was 12,647.
EconomyAgriculture is the main source of income for the people from this city. Farmers are now aware of the modern techniques of farming with more yields. Many of the younger farmers have tried their hands at modern farming and succeeded. Some of the people managed to settle as a large and successful businessman. Umarkhed is a large market centre with a cotton ginning factories and the weekly market held on Wednesdays is largely attended. UKD is famous for Chewing Pan production (Vidul 10 km from UKD).
TransportUmarkhed is one of the important stops on the Nagpur-Nanded-Tuljapur-Ratnagiri State Highway (MSH No.3). The place is very well connected by other road routes from Andhra Pradesh, which takes us deep into the lap of nature and wildlife. Nanded is nearest railway station and airport for Umarkhed. Many local taxis and auto (three wheeler) runs around Umarkhed and make it convenient to reach for nearby villages. The place is expecting to get its name on the railway map as the plans for Wardha-Nanded railway routes are chalked out.
The nearest district places for Umarkhed are Akola, Amravati, Hingoli Nanded, Washim, and Yavatmal. the new (Mayor)Nagar Adyakshya is Mrs. Archana Naik.
Umarkhed town has very good connectivity. It lies on the Bittargaon-Savargaon Road which forks off here, one arm running towards Hadgaon in Nanded district.
Places of interest
Main article: Sahatrakund WaterfallUmarkhed is most famous for its temples. From here 12 km away, the temple of mahanubhav panth gurumauli Shree Dattatray Maharaj at Ambali. There are many temples of Shree Dattatray Prabhu around the city (Churmura, Bara, Ganganmal, Dhanki). The most famous temples are Shree Krishna Dyaan Mandir spreading the message of Lord Shree Krishna through Bhagwat Dharma, Tin Deul (Three temple), Swami Chinmaynand Maharaj Math, Renuka Devi Mandir (situated atop one of the mountains on the way to Mahur), Mahadev Mandir, Saint Sadhu Maharaj Math, Saint Ainath Maharaj Temple (disciple of Saint Eknath Maharaj), Ram Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Sai Mandir, and Kala Maroti Temple.
There are many tourist places like Mahur situated near Umarkhed. There are two dams near Umarkhed Pus Dharan and Isapur Dharan. There are many picnic spots nearby like Ambona Tank, Public Garden and many other spots.
The city has best medical facilities, excellent schools and educational institutes. Many alumni are working all over the world. Gopikabai Sitaram Gawande College renovated the higher education and introduced not only computers and technology but also important sports in the city.
Hardada is one of the places to visit around Umarkhed. It has a Mahadev Temple in the beautiful lap of nature.
Wednesday is Bajar day which is held in center of town "Juni Gujari"
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.