Jalna is a city and a municipal council in Jalna district in the Indian state ofMaharashtra. Jalna was formerly a part of Nizam State as a tahsil of Aurangabad district.
Jalna district erstwhile a part of Aurangabad district was formed on 1 May 1982 by carving out Jalna, Bhokardan, Jafrabad, Ambadtahsils of Aurangabad district and Partur tahsil of Parbhani district. The boundaries of Jalna district are adjacent to Parbhani &Buldhana on east, Aurangabad on west, Jalgaon on north and Beed on south. It is the premier commercial centre of the Marathwada region and is also the headquarters of tahsil & district to which it gives its name