Information about Maharashtra

State Information
ISO Code MH
Vehicle Code MH
Capital Mumbai
Largest City Mumbai
Formation Date May 1, 1960 (57 years ago)
Population 112,374,333
Area 307,713 km2
Official Languages Marathi
Other Official Languages
Information about the name Maharashtra
Name in State Language महाराष्ट्र (Marathi)
Meaning of the name Uncertain; possibly "Maha" (Great) + Sanskritized form of "Ratta dynasty"
Additional Information The most widely accepted theory among scholars is that the words Maratha and Maharashtra ultimately derive from a compound of maha (Sanskrit for "great") and rashtrika. The word rashtrika is a Sanskritized form of Ratta, the name of a tribe or dynasty of petty chiefs ruling in the Deccan region. Yet another theory is that the term is derived from maha ("great") and rathi or ratha (charioteer). Another theory states that the term derives from the words maha ("Great") and rashtra ("nation"). However, this theory has not found acceptance among modern scholars who believe it to be the Sanskritized interpretation of later writers.
Information about Chief Minister of Maharashtra
Name of the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Chief Minister since Oct 31, 2014 (2 years ago)
Party Name Bharatiya Janata Party
Information about Governor of Maharashtra
Name of the Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao
Governor since Aug 30, 2014 (3 years ago)