(Last Updated on : 07-02-2009)
In the state of Maharashtra one finds no paucity of towns and cities that have flourished here over the years. Nagothana has drawn the attention of so many experts. In fact it is an example of a census town, which has its location in the district of Raigarh of the same state of India. Strategically, Nagothana lies approximately at 18.53° N 73.13° E. It has an average height of 12 meters or 39 feet above the mean sea level. .
In order to identify a place truly it becomes imperative on the part of a person to gather as much information as possible about its demographical scenario. Keeping pace with this trend in Nagothana also demographers are working day and night so that they could throw some glance at its demographical attributes. Regarding this, one should first refer to the Census report of India that has been issued forth in the year 2001. As per this report, Nagothana has showed a total population count of 10,168. By analyzing deeply one also can catch hold of the status of males, females and also children. Thus male populace constitutes 53 %. In comparison female populace is less constituting 47 %. In Nagothana, children who are below six years of age constitute 14 % of the population.
Whether a town has achieved development or not is apparent from its literacy condition. If it is high it rightly points out to its growth and development. As far as the average literacy rate of Nagothana is concerned, it is even higher than that of the entire nation. In other words, 78 % is Nagothana's average literacy rate, which rightly conforms to its development quite well. 59.5 % is the average literacy rate of India. To be specific, the propensity of males towards is evident from its high literacy rate. It has shown a counting of 82 %. The rate of female literacy rate is also no less insignificant and thus constitutes 75 %.
Nagothana is on the Roha-Pen route lying almost 10 kms west of Pali. In the adjoining areas important places are situated. For instance Pen and Jambhulpada lies 24 km north and 20 km northeast respectively. The state capital Mumbai is located at a distance 60 km north-west .
Various interesting locales that have developed in the adjacent region attract tourists from all over the country. Chaul, Tamhance Waterfall, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Dholwal Dam, Kolad Museum ,Nagaon Beach and Ghoshalgad Fort . From Nagothana one also reach picturesque hills stations of Western India. Lonavala, Khandala and Kamshet are noteworthy.
Access points of Nagothana are quite significant. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport fulfills the needs of Nagothana residents. The closest rail station, Nagothana Railway Station is on 'Roha-Pen line of the Konkan Railways'.