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Wun District


Location in Maharashtra, India

Coordinates: 20°04′N 78°57′E / 20.07°N 78.95°E / 20.07; 78.95Coordinates: 20°04′N 78°57′E / 20.07°N 78.95°E / 20.07; 78.95

Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Yavatmal
Elevation 228 m (748 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 52,814
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Wani Maharashtra.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Wani had a population of 52,834. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Wani has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 68%. In Wani, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. In earlier times, Wani was known as 'Wun'. Wani was a district headquarter in British rule. Later on Wani became a taluk and Yavatmal its district(earlier name 'Yeoti').This City also called Black Diamond city due to huge coal deposit.

Kuldeepsingh Mahawar, Sagar Heruvala, Jayesh Danicha and Dharmesh Jaiswal plays important role in Belt Supervision.


Wani is located at the Eastern Side of Yavatmal District about 105 km from Yavatmal i.e. on Yavatmal-Chandrapur Road, nearly 55 km from Chandrapur and 135 km from Nagpur.

Wani is well known as Black Diamond City. Only Train that stops in Wani is Nandigram Express (11401/11402) connecting to Nagpur. Nearest Railway Station would be in Warora.

Other schools:

  • Lokamanya Tilak Mahavidyalay, Wani
  • Lions English Medium High School
  • Swarnleela International School
  • Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Junior College and High School
  • Vivekanand Vidyalay Junior College and High School
  • Janata Highschool Junior College and High School
  • Bal Vidya Mandir
  • Mata Yashoda Primary School
  • Macroon Students Academy

Wani has a Palika (municipal) market near the Ambedkar Square.

The Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple situated here is visited by devotees between Falguna Vadya and Chaitra Sudha.

Coal Mining in Wani

Western Coalfields Ltd., A subsidiary of Coal India Ltd. has a coal mining area - Wani North Area in the surroundings of Wani city. There are coal mines like Ukni, Pimpalgaon, Junad, Kolarpimpri, Rajur, Kumbarkhani, Ghonsa,Kartikay Coal Washeries and some new upcoming mining projects near Wani city.



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