Marathwada

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Marathwada is a region of India's Maharashtra state, which corresponds to Maharashtra's Aurangabad Division. Marathwada was part of the former Hyderabad state of India until November 1, 1956, when it was transferred to Bombay state, which in 1960 was divided into Maharastra and Gujarat. It is the traditional homeland of the Maratha caste. Marathwada is home to significant Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Muslim monuments, and is sometimes called the land of saints.

Aurangabad Division

The boundaries of Maharashtra's Aurangabad division cover the Marathwada region. The capital of Aurangabad Division is the city of Aurangabad, located in Marathwada's northwest.

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