Akola is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city of Akola is the district headquarters. Akola district forms the central part of Amravati Division, and was a former British Raj Berar Province.
Area of the district is 5,431 km². It is bounded on the north by Amravati District, to the east by Amravati District and by Washim District, to the south by Washim District, and to the west by Buldhana District. Washim was earlier a part of Akola.
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... Akola District along with the rest of the Berar province was part of the legendary kingdom of Vidarbha mentioned in the Mahabharata ... Sambhaji and grandson Shahu brought the whole Berar province including Akola district under the Maratha Empire around 1734 ... In 1853, Akola district together with the rest of Berar came under the administration of the British East India Company ...
... The greater part of the Akola district was included in Akbar's sorkar or revenue district of Narnala, but some of the parganas of this Sarkar are now ... The whole revenue demand for the area now included in the Akola district seems to have been nearly twenty-four lakhs of rupees ... The only special notice of any places in the District has reference to Balapur, Shahpur, and Bashim ...
... Cotton and Jawar are the predominant crops grown in the district ... Oil and Dal mills are also rampant ...
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