Nashik is one of the most important cities of Northern Maharashtra. Nashik, in Maharashtra, is situated at a distance of 200 km from Mumbai (Bombay) as well as Pune. The city has become the center of attraction because of its beautiful surroundings and cool and pleasant climate. Nashik has a personality of its own due to its mythological, historical, social and cultural importance. The city, vibrant and active on the industrial, political, social and cultural fronts, has influenced the lives of many a great personalities. The river Godavari flows through the city. Temples and ghats on the banks of Godavari have made Nashik one of the holiest places for Hindus all over the World.
- Latitude – 190-33′ and 200-53′ North
- Longitude – 730-16′ and 750-6′ East
- Area – 15,582 Sq. Km (Second largest in Maharashtra after Mumbai)
- Rivers – Godavari, Kashyapi, Darana, Nasardi (Nandini)
- Population – 61,07,187
- No. of Corporation – 2
- Municipal Councils – 9
- Gram Panchayat – 1383
- Villages – 1960
- Police Station – Urban – 13, Rural – 40
- Nagar Panchayat – 6
- ISD – 91
- STD – 0253
- Length of roads – 650 Km
- National Highway passing through the city – Mumbai-Agra National Highway No. 3 (1000 Km) Nashik-Pune National Highway No. 50 (210 Km)
- Industrial Estates
- Radio Station – All India Radio – Nashik Akashwani (101.4 MHz), Other Private FM Services – Radio Mirchi 98.3, Radio Vishvas 90.8, Red FM 93.5, My FM 104.2, Radio City 95.
- Television – DoorDarshan Low Power Transmitter (Mumbai/Delhi Relay:Range 20 Km); Satellite and cable TV.
- Universities – Yashawantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Maharashtra University of Health and Science (MUHS).
- Newspapers – The local newspapers record the graph of Nashik. In 1869 Shri Trimbak Hari Kale founded the weekly ‘Nashik Vrutta’. The daily ‘Gavkari’ has been in the service of the public for more than 58 years. Beside Gavkari, the other daily newspapers are Deshdoot (Marathi/English), Lokmat, Sakal, Punya Nagari, Dainik Samana, Uladhal, Sadanand, Bhramar, Divyamarathi, Loksatta etc.
- Libraries – 15 Libraries is the boon to the book readers of Nashik. One of the oldest ‘Sarvajanik Vachanalaya’ completed 150 years on 17th March 1991.
- Theaters – Circle, Vikas, Hemalata, Ashok, Mahalakshmi, Chitramandir, Madhukar, Vijayanand, Damodar, Prabhat, Madhukar, Regimental, Anuradha, KINO (HAL Township), Topchi(ArtilleryCentre), Kalidas Kala Mandir, P.S. Sayakhedkar Natya Mandir.
Some of the major events in the history of Nashik are :
- 1840 : Sarvajanik Vachanalaya established. (Public Library).
- 1854 : Sharanpur Colony formed.
- 1861 : Deolali Cantonment formed.
- 1862 : Nashik Road railway station was built.
- 1864 : Nashik Municipality formed.
- 1869 : Nashik district formed.
- 1894 : Saint Andrew Church built.
- 1894 : Construction work for Victoria Bridge started.
- 1910 : Police Training School established.
- 1922 : Distillery started at Nashik Road.
- 1927 : Security Press formed at Nashik Road.
- 1941 : Artillery Center migrated to Nashik Road.