The recently concluded 'Indian Census 2011' showed that the population of India has crossed the 1 billion mark and the population of Maharashtra is somewhere around the 110 million. Considered to be one of India's leading states in terms of revenue and contribution to the GDP, the Maharashtra Census 2011 bore some interesting results. Mumbai, a city that is considered to be the financial capital of India is part of the state of Maharashtra and has a population of over 100 million, making it the country's most populous city. Maharashtra also has other cities like Pune, Nashik and Nagpur which are more densely populated than other areas. People from different parts of India over the years have shifted to Maharashtra in general and Mumbai in particular in search of livelihood. Mumbai is one of the major metro cities in India with a widely cosmopolitan culture and a vibrant way of life.
The Maharashtra census 2011 showed that the population of the state is growing by about 16% each year which is slightly below the national average of about 17%. The state of Maharashtra is the third largest state in the country with an area of about .3 million Sq. Km. The state is located in western India and has a long coastline to its west. The state has many places of national importance and some of the prime airports and ports in the country. Maharashtra borders the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. The state has a sex ratio of about 940 which is fairly equal to the national average. The state has a literacy rate of over 80% which puts it among the top states in terms of literacy.
The Maharashtra census 2011 shows that the state is doing well in terms of literacy rate and sex ratio and continues its march towards being one of the leading states in the country.
The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Maharashtra is Mumbai. The languages spoken in the Maharashtra state includes Marathi. In total Maharashtra (MH) state comprises 35 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Maharashtra state is MH.