Sangli

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This article is about the municipality in Maharashtra, India. For its namesake district, see Sangli district. For places in Iran, see Sangli, Iran.
Sangli
Urban Agglomeration
Nickname(s): Turmeric City,City of Six Lanes
Sangli is located in Maharashtra
Sangli
Sangli
Coordinates: 16°52′01″N 74°34′01″E / 16.867°N 74.567°E / 16.867; 74.567Coordinates: 16°52′01″N 74°34′01″E / 16.867°N 74.567°E / 16.867; 74.567
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Sangli
Founded by Harbhat Patwardhan
Government
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Body Sangli-Miraj And Kupwad City Municipal Corporation (SMKMC)smkc.gov.in
 • Mayor Mrs. Kanchan Kamble
Area
 • Total 118.18 km2 (45.63 sq mi)
Elevation 549 m (1,801 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 513,862
 • Rank 91
 • Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Demonym Sanglikar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 416416[1]
Telephone code 0233
Vehicle registration MH-10
Literacy 81.48%
Lok Sabha constituency Sangli, Maharastra
Climate Dry and Arid (Köppen)
Website sangli.nic.in

Sangli (City) About this sound pronunciation  is an important business city in western India which is also district headquarters of Sangli District in the state of Maharashtra, India. As it is a leading turmeric producing and trading city, it is famous as Turmeric City of Maharashtra.[2] Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and houses many sugar factories. The Ganesha Temple of Sangli is a historical landmark of the city and is visited by thousands of pilgrims.

Sangli is known for Chess due to efforts by legendary Chess player and social activist Bhausaheb Padsalgikar and hosts National Level chess championship every year.

Sangli district is situated in between the Warna and Krishna rivers. The valley of the River Krishna and its tributaries offer many irrigation and agricultural advantages which drives Economy of the district and the city.Other small rivers, such as the Warana and the Panchganga, flow into the River Krishna. The physical settings of Sangli district shows a contrast of immense dimensions and reveals a variety of landscapes influenced by relief, climate and vegetation. The climate ranges from the rainiest in the Chandoli (Shirala) region, which has an average annual rainfall of over 4000 mm, to the driest in Atpadi and Jath tehsils where the average annualrainfall is about 500 mm. The vegetal cover too varies from the typical monsoon forest in the western parts to scrub and poor grass in the eastern parts.The Sangli district comes under Deccan plateau geographic region.

Sangli has got a good industrial backup with around 5000 industries like Menon Piston,Mahabal Steels,Chitale Dairy,Samruddhi Plastics. The city is growing tremendously it has got one of the best engineering colleges i.e Walchand College Of Engineering, it has got good number of malls,cinema theatres,many places to hangout

There is Dominos,Cafe coffee Day,and many others for eatery...

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.indiapost.gov.in/pin/
  2. ^ Benzie, F. F.; Sissi Wachtel-Galo (2011). "13: Termeric, The Golden Spice: From TraditionalMedicine to Modern Medicine". In F. F. Benzie. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects (Second ed.). Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742, USA: CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-4398-0713-2.