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Maharashtra is a state in western India. It's population is about 80 million, the capital is Mumbai, the economic powerhouse of India. Other important cities include Pune, Nagpur, Kolhapur.

Maharashtra is the most advanced state in India, boasting a strong industrialized economy, largest power production and consumption in the nation.

The Indian film industry, commonly called Bollywood, (the largest film industry in the world) is centered here.

It has a glorious history, and has given birth to great warriors like Shivaji, Bajirao, national leaders like M. G. Ranade, Lokamanya Tilak.

See Marathi language