town, northern Maharashtra state, western India. It lies along the Tapti River between the Satpura Range and Ajanta Hills of the Deccan Plateau. Major rail and road routes pass through the town from Bombay to Calcutta and Allahabad. An important commercial centre for the surrounding cotton- growing region, Bhusawal also trades in bananas, millet, and peanuts (groundnuts) and has a large-scale oil-processing industry. A large locomotive workshop is located there, as is an arts college affiliated with the University of Poona. Pop. (1981) town, 145,335; metropolitan area, 2,618,274.

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