Yavatmal ( pronunciation (help·info) is a city and municipal council in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative headquarters of Yavatmal District. It is the "Cotton City" of India. Yavatmal is around 150 kilometres (93 mi) away from regional headquarter Maharashtra while it is 670 km (420 mi) away from the state capital Mumbai. The name is derived from the Marathi Yavat (mountain) and mal (row).