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Akola City is located in the north central part of Maharashtra state, western India, on the banks of Murna River and it is an important district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State. An important road and rail junction in the Tapti River valley, it is a commercial trading center chiefly in cotton. Akola is an important educational center with several colleges affiliated with the University of Nagpur. 

The city of Akola is the district headquarters of Akola district. It is surrounded by Amravati district in the north, Amravati and Yavatmal districts in the east, Parbhani and parts of Yavatmal districts in the South and Buldhana district in the West. Main languages spoken in the Akola are Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Sindhi, and Urdu.

   Akola Facts & Figures :
   

Akola  at a glance...

 Area 10574
 Population 327,946
 Climate Tropical
 Clothing Light Cotton
 Temperature 40°C to 29°C  (Summer)
30°C to 14°C
 Rainfall 250 - 300 mm
   Akola Sightseeing :
   Shripur :
 

There are some important historical forts at Akola, Balapur and Karanja towns. A large number of visitors are visiting Shripur to see the temple of Padmaprabha one of the 24 Tirthankars of the Jain.

   Narnala Wildlife Sanctuary :
 

This century is located away 40 km away from the Akola city. The total covered area of the sanctuary is 12.35 sq km. The city is hilly and rugged consisting of tropical dry Deciduous forests. Teak, salai, Kusum and many are the principal plant species in the area. The area is also rich in wild jasmine shrubs.  The sanctuary is a rich habitat of leopard, sambar and birds.

   
   How to get there :
    By Air :  The nearest airport is Nagpur, which is about 292 km, from Akola.
    By Rail : Akola is on the Mumbai - Nagpur railway line.
    By Road :  its well connected by road with few places like Mumbai, nagpur and pune.
   
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