Bhandara District is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Bhandara. The district occupies an area of 4087 km² and has a population of 1,200,334 (male 605,520 female 594,814) of which 19.48% are urban (as of 2011). It is fondly called as the 'District of Lakes'or 'Brass city'. Bhandara has a mixed economy with agriculture, industries and forest resources contributing to it. Bhandara is known for its large production of rice. Tumsar, a tahsil town, is a famous rice market. Bhandara town is also known as 'Brass City' owing to the presence of a large brass products industry. Bhandara has no shortage of tourism spots with several important destinations like Ambagad Fort, Brahmi, Chinchgad, Dighodi etc.
The district is also famous for the Ordnance Factory Bhandara of the Ordnance Factories Board which manufactures products for the Indian Armed Forces. Estate which is popularly known as Jawaharnagar colony. The beautiful colony has 2 schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya Bhandra and Ordnance Factory State School. This is the only Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Bhandara district. There is one Navodaya Vidyalaya (brain child of Late Primeminister Rajiv Gandhi) in Navegoan Bandh. Ashok Leyland, a Hinduja Group Company, has a production facility at Gadegaon near Bhandara. Sunflag Iron Steel company and Shivmangal Ispat Pvt. Ltd. are other major industrial undertakings in the district.
The most famous politician of this district is Praful Patel from Gondia (now a separate district), who was previously minister for Civil Aviation in the UPA government but now is the cabinet minister for heavy industries. Korambi, about 8 km from Bhandara town, is a popular tourist attraction, especially in winter. The devi temple on the hill and the Wainganga River flowing on one side of it is another scenic location at Korambhi.