About Sonpeth

Sonpeth is a small city and municipal council located in the Parbhani district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is situated about 50 kilometers from the district headquarters – Parbhani, 22 kilometers from Parli, 29 kilometers from Pathri, 31 kilometers from Majalgaon, 35 kilometers from Manwath and 171 kilometers from Aurangabad.

Sonpeth Maharashtra

According to India Census 2011, Sonpeth had a population of 15,765, out of which 8120 are males and the rest are females. The sex ratio of Sonpeth is 942 for every 1000 males, which is higher than the state average of 929. About 13.5% of the population is below the age of 6 years.

Literacy rate in Sonpeth is 74.86%, which is lower than Maharashtra’s state average of 82.34%. Male literacy if 82.45%, while female literacy is at just 66.94% in Sonpeth. 12.40% and 0.64% of the total population belong to Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) respectively.

Administration of Sonpeth

For the Indian general elections, Sonpeth falls under the Parbhani Lok Sabha Constituency and the current ruling political party is Shiv Sena with Sanjay Haribhau as the representing Parliament member. For the assemble elections of the state of Maharashtra, Sonpeth falls under Pathri Vidhan Sabha Constituency with Mohan Phad representing the consitutency as an independent candidate.

Climate of Sonpeth

Located in Maharashtra, summers in Sonpeth are usually hot and humid with the temperature ranging between 27 degree Celsius and 40 degree Celsius. April, May and June are the hottest months over here. Winters are probably the best time to visit Sonpeth as the weather is quite pleasant. Winter season starts from the month of October till the month of February with the lowest temperature reaching 11 degree Celsius. Sonpeth receives an average rainfall of about 987.2 mm per year, mostly from between the months of June and September.

How to Reach Sonpeth

By Rail

The nearest railway stations to Sonpeth are Parli Vaijnath Railway Station (27 kilometers) and Gangakher Railway Station (37 kilometers). Nanded Railway Station is another major railway station located just 99 kilometers from Sonpeth.

By Road

Gangakhed and Parli are two towns that provide easy road connectivity to Sonpeth.

By Air

Aurangabad Airport is the nearest domestic airport, which is about 200 kilometers from Sonpeth.

Facts and Figures about Sonpeth

District Name: Parbhani District
District Headquarters: Parbhani
State: Maharashtra
Coordinates: 19°1'34?N  76°28'18?E
Language: Hindi and Marathi
Population of Sonpeth: 15,765
Sex ratio: 942/1000
Literacy Rate: 74.86%
Pin: 431516
Vehicle Registration: 22
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
Best Time to Visit: Winters
Average District Rainfall: 987.2 mm
Nearest Airport: Aurangabad Airport

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