Wadegaon

Wadegaon
Village
Nickname: 
Baradoli of Vidarbha
Wadegaon is located in Maharashtra
Wadegaon
Wadegaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Wadegaon is located in India
Wadegaon
Wadegaon
Wadegaon (India)
Coordinates: 20°20′N 76°31′E / 20.34°N 76.51°E / 20.34; 76.51Coordinates: 20°20′N 76°31′E / 20.34°N 76.51°E / 20.34; 76.51
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictAkola
Elevation
282 m (925 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total40,000
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
444502
Telephone code07257
Vehicle registrationMH 30

Wadegaon is a village in the state of Maharashtra located in Akola District in the Vidarbha region of central India. It is located around 618 km east of Mumbai and 285 km west of Nagpur. Marathi is the spoken language. Wadegaon comes under the Balapur Taluka.

Wadegaon is also known as Bardoli of Vidarbha.[citation needed] It is famous for its Lemon production and export. Farming is the main occupation of the Wadegaon. Wadegaon town is situated on Patur-Balapur State Highway.

Fifth Diwan of Baroda State of Gaekwad Dynasty Balwant Rao Bhicaji Rahurakar – (1872–72) (4 months) hails from Rahud Village in Khamgaon.

His descendants are living in Rahud, Wadegaon and Undri or villages near Undri. Some of them have changed their surnames to "Rahudkar" or "Lahudkar".

Geography and climate

Wadegaon is located at latitude 20°34'40" North and longitude 76°51'6" East. It is located at an altitude of 925 ft (282m) above sea level. The climate is tropical, and people predominantly wear cotton clothes. Annual temperatures range from a high of 48 °C (118 °F) to a low of 10 °C (50 °F). Wadegaon lies on the Tropic of Cancer and becomes very hot during the summer, especially in May. Although it can be very hot in the day, it is cool at night. The annual rainfall averages 850 mm. Most of the rainfall occurs in the monsoon season between June and September, but some rain does fall during January and February.

Agriculture

Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in Wadegaon. Cotton, soybean and wadegaon lemon is very famous. Jawar (Sorghum) are the essential crops grown in the village. But Wadegaon is famous for its lemon production. Other important crops of Wadegaon are wheat, sunflower, canola, peanut, Bajra (Pearl Millet), Harbara (Chick Peas), Toor (Pigeon Peas), Urad and Moong (Green Gram), etc. Most crops are dependent on the monsoon. Now-a-days many people have started farming with the help of irrigation. Also onion production is one major production

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