Ahmed Nagar, the largest district in the city of Ahmed Nagar was founded in 1490 by Ahmad Nizamshire I on the grounds of the old city of Binger. With the dissolution of the Bahmani dynasty, Ahmad established a new Sultanate in Ahmednagar. This is also known as the Nizamshahi dynasty. It was one of the Deccan sultan dynasties that existed until it was conquered by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1636. In 1759, Peshwa of the Maratha Empire owned the place from Hyderabad in Nizam. It was later returned to the Maratha, but regained British ownership in 1817 and was known as Ahmed Nagar.
With19 sugar factories, it is also the birthplace of the co-operative movement. Sugar, dairy and banking cooperatives are thriving here.
The total area of the district is 17048km2.
The district is divided into 7 subdivisions.
There are a total of 117 villages in this area.
There are a total of 6 cities in this area.
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