Nashik district, also known as Nasik district, is a district in Maharashtra, India. The city of Nashik is the administrative headquarters of the district. Nashik district is the third largest district in Maharashtra in terms of area occupying an area of 15,582 square kilometres in the region. It is bounded by Dhule district to the north, Jalgaon district to the east, Aurangabad district to the south-east, Ahmadnagar district to the south, Thane district to the south-west, Valsad and Navsari districts of Gujarat to the west, and The Dangs district to the north-west. The Western Ghats or Sahyadri range stretches from north to south across the western portion of the district. With the exception of the westernmost few villages, the western portion is hilly, and intersected by ravines, and only the simplest kind of cultivation is possible. The western slope of the Ghats is drained by several rivers, including the Daman Ganga River, which drains westwards into the Arabian Sea.