Risod is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°58′N 76°47′E / 19.97°N 76.78°E / 19.97; 76.78Coordinates: 19°58′N 76°47′E / 19.97°N 76.78°E / 19.97; 76.78
Country India
Named forRushimunies
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipal Council
 • Total8.25 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
 • Rank3rd in Washim District
542 m (1,778 ft)
 • Total34,136
 • Rank3rd in Washim District
 • Density2,369/km2 (6,140/sq mi)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMH-37

Risod is a city and a municipal council in Washim district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Risod is also a major market place for the people from Hingoli district as well as Risod tahsil.

Penganga is major River flowing from Risod taluka it is tributary of River Godavari. Major Cities near Risod are: Nanded (140 km) away, Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad)180 km away, Nagpur 323 km away, Pune 430 km away, Mumbai 500 km away. Major airports (Commercial) near Risod are: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur Chatrapati Sambhajimaharaj Airport Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad). Shri Guru Gobind Singh Airport, Nanded and emergency airports near Risod are Akola and Yavatmal. Major Railway stations near Risod are: Hingoli, Akola and Washim.


Risod got its name from word Rushivat(ऋषिवट). Ancient sayings say that Risod was also city of lakes but as city grew people started filling lakes with sand and making it flat land to live. City is famous for Appa Swami Maharaj Temple And Amardas baba temple, Shingala, Pinglakshi Devi temple. City has beautiful lake near Pinglakshi Devi Temple which is known as pinglakshi lake. Risod was boundary for Central Province and Hydrabad State before 1947. Now Risod is boundary for Vidarbha and Marathwada. Ajanta Pharma Founder and Owner Mannalal Agrawal is from Risod Major politicians from Risod are Anantrao Vitthalrao Deshmukh is honorable Indian politician from Maharashtra, and former Minister Of State as Finance, Planning, Employment guarantee scheme, Information and Public relations, Government Of Maharashtra and former member of the Indian National Congress also former Member of Parliament. Now he has his own party called Washim Jilha Janvikas Aghadi. Bhavana Pundlikrao Gawali member of Shivsena and member of parliament from Washim-Yavatmal Loksabha Constituency. Subhashrao Ramrao Zhanak was former Congress member and former Minister for Women and Child development of Maharastra state. Ameet Subhashrao Zhanak present member of Congress also member of Risod-Malegaon Legislative Assembly. Babarao Khadase Patil, NCP leader and Chairman ,Shri. Balaji Sahakari Sut-Girani, has established cotton mill to help farmers and to create jobs for locals.Vijayrao Jadhav former member of Risod-Malegaon Legislative Assembly. Risod city is well connected by roads: SH 183 from Deulgaon Raja via Sindakhed Raja, Lonar, Risod, Wasim, Pusad to Mahagaon connects Aurangabad and Nagpur-Hydrabad National Highway. NH 461B passes through Risod which starts from Malegaon via Risod, Sengaon to Hingoli forming junction for NH 161. SH 206 from Starting from Buldhana via Chikhli, Mehkar to Risod. Famous places nearby Risod are: Narsi Namdeo where Namdeo Maharaj was born and lived. Shirpur (Jain) which is holy place for Jainism. Washim which is famous for ancient Balaji Temple constructed by Bhavani Kaloo who was the Divan of Sabaji Bhosle. Sindakhedraja where Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Mother Jijabai was born. Lonar Crater, Lonar the crater was formed after a comet or an asteroid hit the area at a speed of 90000 km per hour almost 60,000 years ago it is one of three such on Earth

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