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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Nanded is a the second largest city in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state of India. Nanded is also district headquarter of Nanded District in Marathwada region or Aurangabad revenue division. It is well known as an important holy place for the Sikh faith. According to the 2001 census, population was 28,68,158 and total area of city is 10,332 square kilometers.
 
Nanded is one of the historical places in Marathwada region of Maharashtra State. It is situated on the north bank of Godavari river. It is famous for Sikh Gurudwaras. Nanded is a town of great antiquity. It is said that during the Puranic days, Pandavas travelled through Nanded district. Nandas ruled over Nanded through generations. The mention of Nanded is found in the Lilacaritra, a treatise written about 700 years ago by Mhaimbhatta. It gives the description of the idol of Narsinha in the town. Nanded was formerly known as Nanditat which is confirmed by the copper plate found at Vasim. Nanded District and the adjoining areas were ruled over by the Andhrabhrtyas or Satvahanas during the First Centrury A.D. During the fourth century A.D.Kandhar was the capital of the King Sogadev and at Nanded was ruled by the king Nanddeva of the Chalukya dynasty.
 
Nanded was the capital of the district of Telangana.  Nanded has a great cultural heritage. It is the place of birth of the Saint poets like Vishnupant Sesa and Raguhunath Sesa and Vaman Pandit besides being a Centre for learning Sanskrit. Nanded has been home to several well known Marathi Cultural figures.
 
It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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