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Latur (Marathi: लातूर) is a city in Marathwada region in the Maharashtra state of India. It is headquarters of Latur District. It is known for its education (famously called as Latur Pattern), food-grain trade and oil mills.
The city is a tourist hub, surrounded with many historical monuments including the Kharosa Caves, as well as Sri Satya Sai Baba Temple. The administrative headquarters of the Aurangabad Division.
Latur had a devastating earthquake on 30 September 1993 resulting in a huge loss of life. The earthquake measured only 6.3 on the Richter scale but more than 30,000 people were estimated to have died mainly due to poor construction of houses and village huts made of stones which just collapsed on people who were fast asleep in early morning hours.
Latur will contribute one Loksabha seat, and two state assembly seats, i.e. Latur City and Latur Rural.
Indian National Congress - Latur District Office Bearer