History

On 1 August 2014, Palghar became the 36th district of Maharashtra. Its history is alternate with its old district Thane. From Palghar district Jawhar, Vasai and Palghar tehsils had a golden history legacy. Vasai ( then known as Bassein ) was under the Portuguese empire. After that Chimaji Aappa captured Vasai fort from the Portuguese and embedded the Maratha flag on Vasai. Palghar was the one of the important points in 1942 of the Chalejav campaign.

Transport

Palghar is well connected via road and rail transport. Palghar acts as a divisional head of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. MSRTC provides direct connectivity to several towns across Maharashtra including Miraj, Pune, Vaduj, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Kalyan, Alibag, Nandurbar, Bhusaval, Shirdi, and Nashik. The roads are not well developed, Since it is declared as the district, transportation needs to be good.
Palghar is an important railway station on the Western Railway line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. Along with shuttle/Memu/EMU (local trains) services, many long distance trains also stop here.

Divisions

Palghar has an urban population of 1,435,210, that is 48% of total population is living in Urbanized Area. Palghar District comprises 8 talukas. The talukas, with their populations at the 2001 and 2011 Censuses [4] are as follows:

Taluka
Population Census 2001
Population Census 2011

Vasai-Virar
795,863
1,343,402

Palghar
454,635
550,166

Dahanu
331,829
402,095

Talasari
121,217
154,818

Jawhar
111,039
140,187

Mokhada
67,319
83,453

Vada
142,753
178,370

Vikramgad
114,254
137,625

What is famous in Palghar district?

1. Tourist spots
2. Beaches
3. Resorts
4. Temple
5. Church
6. Majid
7. Hotels
8. Hospitals
9. Doctors
10. Movie theatres
11. Malls
12. School
13. Collages
14. Bar and restaurant
15. Banks
16. coaching classes
17. Swimming pool classes
18. GYM’s
19. Yoga classes
20. Medical shop
21. Toy shops

City Areas & Towns under Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation

City under VVCMC:
Virar, Nalasopara, Vasai, Navghar-Manickpur

Towns under VVMC:
Agashi, Bapne, Bhuigaon (BU), Bhuigaon (KH), Bilalpada, Bolinj, Chandansar, Chandeep, Chikhal Dongare, Chinchoti, Chobare, Dahisar, Dhaniv, Deodal, Gass, Gaskopari, Giriz, Gokhiware, Juchandra, Kaman, Kane, Khardi, Khardi, Karmale, Kasrali, Kashid Kopar, Kaular (BU), Kaular (KH), Kiravli, Kofrad, Kolhi, Koshimbe, Mandvi, Mardes, Mulgaon, Naigaon, Nale, Navale, Nirmal, Pelhar, Rajwali, Rajodi, Saloli, Sandor, Sasunavghar, Sativali, Shirgaon, Shirshad, Umela, Umrale.

City officials

Mayor
Hon.Mr.Rupesh Jadhav

Municipal commissioner
Shri. Satish Lokhande (I.A.S.)