Lanja Tahsil, with population of about 1.1 lakh is Ratnagiri district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Ratnagiri district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 121 villages in the sub district, among them Bhambed is the most populous village with population of 2679 and Yeravande is the least populous village with population of 104. Khorninko is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 32 km2 and Musalmanwadi is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Lanja Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 50 thousand (47%) are male and about 57 thousand (53%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Lanja tahsil is 9%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 26 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 93 thousand) live in Lanja Sub District rural part and 13% (about 14 thousand) population live in the Lanja Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Lanja

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 106,986 99,739 7,018 229 10,101
Male 49,985 46,636 3,206 143 5,318
Female 57,001 53,103 3,812 86 4,783

Most populated Villages and Cities in Lanja

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bhambed 2679 Lanja 14377
Gavane 2427
Prabhanvalli 2377
Kuve 2063
Asage 1734
Satavali 1639
Khanavali 1569
Veravli Kh. 1474
Kot 1446
Hardkhale 1443

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Buddhists which contribute 8% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1134 in Buddhists are 1214 and in Muslims are 1132.

Religion wise population 2011 - Lanja

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 106,986 91,568 6,101 104 25 9,047 113 4 24
Male 49,985 42,909 2,862 52 11 4,086 54 2 9
Female 57,001 48,659 3,239 52 14 4,961 59 2 15

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1140 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1139, in schedule caste is 1189 and in schedule tribe is 601. There are 899 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district.

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Lanja

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Musalmanwadi 1585 Lanja 1004
Panore 1487
Bapere 1458
Lavgan 1439
Ramane 1403
Padyar 1397
Varachi Shiravali 1384
Waghrat 1381
Rambadegaon 1353
Javade 1337

Literacy

Total about 76 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 40 thousand are male and about 36 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Lanja is 79%. 89% of male and 70% of female population are literate here.

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Lanja

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Puragaon 91 Lanja 92
Kurne 91
Baing 90
Patilgaon 90
Ramgaon 89
Agargaon 87
Waghangaon 86
Panhale 86
Muslimgaon 86
Buddhawadi T.veravali Bk. 85

Workers profile

Lanja has 49% (about 52 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 43% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 18% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Lanja

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48.6% 33.2% 15.5% 51.4%
Male 54.9% 42.3% 12.7% 45.1%
Female 43.1% 25.2% 17.9% 56.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Lanja

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Khorninko 32.4 Lanja 17.1
Hardkhale 20.2
Khanavali 18.8
Prabhanvalli 18.1
Bhambed 16.5
Gavane 16.4
Bhade 16.3
Kurang 15.2
Harche 13.5
Palu 12.4