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Nagpur District, Maharashtra

Nagpur is an emerging Metropolis of India and the fastest growing millionaire city also. Nagpur has been the main center of commerce in the Vidarbha region since early days and is an important trading location. The city is ranked 11th most competitive city in the country by the Institute for Competitiveness in its 2012 report. Nagpur is also famous throughout the country as " Orange City " for being a major trade center of oranges that are cultivated in the region. Nagpur city was established by prince of Gond tribe "Bhakt Buland" in first half of 18th century. Nagpur lies precisely at the center of the country with the "Zero Mile Marker" indicating the geographical center of India.

The district has been divided into fourteen thasils for the purpose of administrative conveyance. For rural areas Nagpur Zilla Parishad is a local government body at the district level. It looks after the administration of the rural area of the district and its office is located at the district headquarters. There are 13 Panchayat Samities in Nagpur district that act as link between Gram Panchayat and Zilla Parishad. There are 776 Gram panchayats in the district which are the foundation of the Panchayat System.

Nagpur is headquarters of national level scientific and governmental establishments like the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), the Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), the National Research Centre for Citrus, the National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning and the Petroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) etc. Sitabuldi fort is home to Indian Army's 118th infantry battalion. The city is the headquarters of Maintenance Command of Indian Air Force. The Lake garden Sakkardara, Gandhi Sagar Lake, Satpuda Botanical Garden, Khekranala Lake, Khindsey Lake, Totladoh in Ramtek, Gorewada Lake, Futala Lake, Ambazari Lake, Kalidas Memorial, Ramtek, Kasturchand Park, Sitabuldi Fort, Marbat Festival, The Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve, Central Museum (Ajab Bangla) and Narrow Gauge Rail Museum are some of the important places to visit in the district.

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