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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.
Ratnagiri is a city in India, located in the southwestern part of Maharashtra State on the Arabian Sea coast, in the Ratnagiri district. It forms a part of the greater tract known as Konkan. This tract is historically famous for it long coastline and convenient harbours. The surrounding area is bordered by the Sahyadri Hills on the West; the heavy rainfall results into highly eroded landscape in the coastal region.
Ratnagiri is noted for the delicious golden Haapus Alphonso mangoes that are produced here. As of 2001 India census, Ratnagiri had a population of 70,335 inhabitants. The males constitute 53 percent of the population and females 47 percent. Ratnagiri has an average literacy rate of 80 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, male literacy is 84 percent, and female literacy is 76 percent. In Ratnagiri, 11 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
The prime attractions in the city are Parashuram Temple near Chiplun, Ganapatipule and Pavas draw many visitors. Caves in the Chiplun, Khed, Dabhol, Sangameshwar, Gauhani Velgaum and Vade Padel are also worth visiting.

Ratnagiri experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in India.

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