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This article is about the Indian town. For the historical Finnish secret society, see Kagal (Finnish society).
Kagal is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°35′N 74°19′E / 16.58°N 74.32°E / 16.58; 74.32Coordinates: 16°35′N 74°19′E / 16.58°N 74.32°E / 16.58; 74.32
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Kolhapur
Elevation 553 m (1,814 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,775
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 416216
Telephone code 02325

Kagal is a town lying in Kolhapur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

During the rule of the Marathas and British, the town was the seat of a noble Ghatge Maratha family who were among the most important princely state of Kolhapur[citation needed]. Historically it is the birthplace of Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj. The Sahitya Academy Award winner Anand Yadav born in this city. Gopal Krishna Gokhale did his primary education at Kagal.


Kagal is a taluk in Kolhapur district. It is located at boundary of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The Chatrapati Shahu Sahakari Sakar Karkhana is located here. The Dudhganga river passes through Kagal. Kagal is located at 16°35′N 74°19′E / 16.58°N 74.32°E / 16.58; 74.32.[1] It has an average elevation of 553 metres (1814 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Kagal had a population of 23,775. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kagal has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 64%. In Kagal, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The Kagal-Hatkanangale industrial area[edit]

The Kagal-Hatkanangale industrial area is situated 12 km from Kolhapur city and the airport, which is connected by direct flight to Mumbai by Air Deccan. Plans are also afoot to turn the airport into a domestic airport for larger aircraft.

The nearest railway station is at Kolhapur 13 km away from the industrial area and which is well connected with almost all the cities of India. The industrial area is located 3 km from the National Highway 4 (Mumbai-Bangalore).

The Karnataka State boundary is just 3  km from this estate and Belagavi, a city just 70 km from the estate.

Nearest port is Kolhapur (12 km) Ratnagiri port is 110 km and Panaji(Goa)and Dabolim airport 210 km. Two other major cities Pune and Mumbai are well connected with the National Highway and railways.

The other major industrial areas: Shiroli, Udyamnagar in Kolhapur and Gokul-shirgaon are just 12 km, 15 km and 5 km from this area & the main Industry is being now named 5-star MIDC there are a lots of very big budget companies coming. Some information about 5-start MIDC is given below.

Infrastructure in Kagal-Hatkanangale industrial area[edit]

MSEB have proposed separate 33 x 11 kV substation within this Estate having 5 MVA capacity. 24 hours uninterrupted electricity supply is available.
MIDC has developed a water supply scheme to cater 20.5 million liters per day of water at present. The Scheme envisages an ultimate capacity of 41.0 million liters per day. The water is sourced from Dudhganga river 9 km away. Kagal has not Lack of Water since too many years.
The industrial estate is located on Mumbai-Bangalore NH. No.4 at a distance of 20 km from Kolhapur town. This estate is well connected with road network and Ratnagiri port and Panaji (Goa) is near for sea transport.
An electronic exchange has been provided within the Kolhapur city. The exchange provides ISD, STD and an Internet Network along with other modern facilities.
Residential Facilities
A residential zone is provided within the estate. Residential facilities can also be availed in Kolhapur & Kagal city which is just 20 km away.
Support Facilities
MSEB has proposed to provide power supply through their existing sub-station outside industrial area.
MIDC has planned to provide fire station and police station. Common facilities building and other recreation facilities as per need.