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Panvel is a locality in Raigad district of Maharashtra in India. It is highly populated due to its closeness to Mumbai. Panvel is located in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Panvel is the first Municipal Corporation in Raigad and the 27th Municipal corporation of Maharashtra State.[1]

Geography

Panvel is one of the cities in the district Raigadh. It is also called the gate of Raigadh because Panvel is the first city when entering in Raigadh from east. It is also one of the most populous and developed cities in the district. Panvel is situated on the banks of the Gadhi river which flows and connects all the way to the Arabian sea. It is also surrounded by hills on two sides.

Demographics

Panvel has a mix population consisting Agri samaaj, Muslims and Koli community. Panvel is a medium-sized city but densely populated as it strategically lays between Mumbai and Pune. The city is the headquarters of the Panvel sub-division of Raigad district, which is the largest in the district as per number of villages (564).

Religion

Nodal City of Navi Mumbai
Location in Mumbai environs
Coordinates: 18°59′40″N 73°06′50″E / 18.99444°N 73.11389°E / 18.99444; 73.11389Coordinates: 18°59′40″N 73°06′50″E / 18.99444°N 73.11389°E / 18.99444; 73.11389
CountryIndia India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictRaigad
Panvel Municipal Council25 August 1852 (Upgraded to Municipal corporation by inclusion of CIDCO colonies in October 2016)
Named forPaneli
Government
 • BodyPanvel Municipal Corporation
 • Municipal CommissionerDr.Ganesh Deshmukh (IRS)
 • MayorDr. Kavita Choutmol (BJP)
Area
 • Total110.06 km2 (42.49 sq mi)
Elevation
28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total509,901
 • Density4,632.94/km2 (11,999.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Panvelkar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
410206/ 410217/ 410208/410218.
Telephone code022
Vehicle registrationMH-46
Civic agencyPanvel Municipal Corporation
Religion in Panvel[2]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
78.67%
Islam
10.85%
Buddhism
5.92%
Christianity
2.13%
Jainism
1.29%
Not Stated
0.54%
Sikhism
Demographics

Panvel has a mix population consisting Agri samaaj, Muslims and Koli community. Panvel is a medium-sized city but densely populated as it strategically lays between Mumbai and Pune. The city is the headquarters of the Panvel sub-division of Raigad district, which is the largest in the district as per number of villages (564).

Religion

Religion in Panvel[2]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
78.67%
Islam
10.85%
Buddhism
5.92%
Christianity
2.13%
Jainism
1.29%
Not Stated
0.54%
Sikhism Koli community. Panvel is a medium-sized city but densely populated as it strategically lays between Mumbai and Pune. The city is the headquarters of the Panvel sub-division of Raigad district, which is the largest in the district as per number of villages (564).

Religion