About Kolhapur

Kolhapur district is the southernmost district of Maharashtra. Its headquarter is Kolhapur City which is an ancient city. The city is situated on the banks of river Panchganga and is known as 'Dakshin Kashi'. Kolhapur is seat of Goddess Mahalaxmi and is one of the Shaktipeeths mentioned in Indian mythology. Kolhapur was ruled by Silaharas, Yadavas, Rashtrakutas and Chalukyas in the Medieval times.

The Total Population of the District is 3515,413.
The Geographical area of the District is 7685 Sq.Kms.
* The Population Density of the District is 457 Persons per Square kilometers. The urban Density is 1804 and the Rural density is 327.
* 29.65 Percent Population of the District lives in urban areas.