Malegaon, situated in Nashik District, Maharashtra, is the second-largest city and a Municipal Corporation. It rests at the confluence of Mosam and Girna rivers, around 110 kilometers northeast of Nashik. Positioned on NH 3 (Mumbai – Agra Highway) and State Highway to Aurangabad and Pune, Malegaon has a substantial Muslim population, primarily consisting of power loom workers and weavers. The city features a significant plastic and power industry, along with service and trading activities.

Malegaon is known for the vibrant “Malegaon Yatra” fair dedicated to Lord Khandoba, featuring an animal market. Festivals like Shab – e – Barat, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Makar Sankranti, and Kumbha Mela are celebrated with fervor. Notably, Malegaon hosts the whimsical Mollywood, a local parody film industry crafting spoofs of Bollywood and Hollywood characters within the backdrop of Malegaon’s culture.

Surrounding villages, such as Satana, Nampur, Sonaj, Talwade, and Vadel, focus on agriculture, specializing in onion and pomegranate cultivation. Malegaon boasts numerous schools and colleges, including night schools and institutions offering a range of diplomas and degrees in various fields. The language of instruction encompasses Urdu, Marathi, and English.