Yavatmal (Marathi: ) is a city and municipal council of the Yavatmal district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The name derives from the Marathi Yavat (mountain) and mal (row). yavatmal ,district in Amravati administrative division.
As of the 2001 Indian census, Yavatmal district had a population of 24,60,482 of which 51 per cent (12,67,117) were male and 49 per cent (11,93,365) female. The district has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5% with male literacy at 83 per cent, and that for females at 74 percent. In Yavatmal, 12 per cent of the population is under six years of age. Population density is 181 persons per square kilometre while the total rural population is 20,01,034 and the urban population 4,59,448. The percentage of the population belonging to Scheduled Castes stands at 10.92 per cent and for Scheduled Tribes 21.46 per cent with a gender ratio of 942 females per 1000 males.
About 34 per cent of the population live below the poverty line. Both cotton-ginning and and pressing are carried on in Yavatmal while the town is also the chief trading centre in the district, and connected by road with Dhamangaon station, 29 miles (47Â km) away. It is also known as "Cotton City" and during British rule was classified as a hill station. The narrow gauge Shakuntala Express railway has passed through the town since the British era, although today its locomotives run on diesel rather than the original coal. A train service operates once a day between this station and Murtizapur.