Palghar District has a total geographical area of 4,69,699 hectares, 1007 villages, and 467 gram panchayats. The literacy rate in the District is 66.65%. The male literacy rate is 72.23 percent, while the female literacy rate is 59.28%.
Thane and Nashik are on the district's east side, the Arabian Sea is on the west, Mumbai and Thane are on the south, and Walsad (Gujarat), Dadara, and Nagar Haveli are on the north. Palghar has a 112-kilometer coastline. Palghar is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Arabian Sea beaches on the west and the Sahyadri Hills on the east, both of which are popular tourist destinations.
Vasai, Arnala, Gambhirgad, Tarapur, Kaldurg, Kelva, Kamandurg, and Shirgaon are forts in Palghar district. The district's spiritual treasures include Jivdani Temple in Vasai and Mahalaxmi Temple in Dahanu.
The population of Palghar district is tribal. The tribal cultural history includes Varali Paintings and Tarpa Dance. Chiku manufacturing is famous in Gholwad, Dahanu tahsil.
On August 1, 2014, a portion of Thane District, the country's largest urban sea-hill, was divided, and Palghar, Maharashtra's 36th new district, was established. The creation of a new district began on August 1, 2014, in the presence of then-Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and then-Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat. Palghar is the state's 36th district. Palghar District has a population of 29,95,428 people. Jawhar, Mokhada, Talasari, Vasai, Vikramgad, Palghar, Dahanu, and Wada are the district's eight talukas.
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