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Zero Mile

Zero Mile
Zero Mile Stone
 शून्य मैलाचा दगड
Location in Maharashtra, India

Coordinates: 21°08′59″N 79°04′50″E / 21.149850°N 79.080598°E / 21.149850; 79.080598Coordinates: 21°08′59″N 79°04′50″E / 21.149850°N 79.080598°E / 21.149850; 79.080598{{#coordinates:21.149850|N|79.080598|E|type:city_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State Maharashtra
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Zero Mile Stone (Marathi: शून्य मैलाचा दगड) is a monument locating the geographical center of colonial India in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra.[1] The Zero Mile Stone was erected by the British who used this point to measure all the distances.[2] The Zero Mile Stone consists of four horses and a pillar made up of sandstone. In 2008, The Times of India undertook to maintain the monument for the next 5 years.[3]

It is located on the south east of Vidhan Bhavan, Nagpur.

The British rulers considered Nagpur to be the centre of India and hence identified this point and constructed the Zero Mile Stone. Earlier India was divided into provinces and Nagpur was the capital of CP & Berar Province. Later when states were created, Nagpur was incorporated into Maharashtra, and as Nagpur had been the capital of CP & Berar, even though it was geographically shifted to Maharashtra, the status of second capital was granted to Nagpur.

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Zero Milestone Nagpur

The following table gives the exact distances by road of India's major cities from Zero Mile in Nagpur[4]

City Distance in Kilometers
Ahmedabad 851
Bangalore 1062
Chennai 1117
Delhi 1029
Hyderabad 493
Kolkata 1118
Mumbai 798
Pune 734
Chandrapur 154


  1. "Zero Mile". 
  2. G. V. Joshi (2001-08-25). "Zero miles stone". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  3. "Zero miles stone". The Times of India. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  4. [1]

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