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 a 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 the 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 annual rainfall is about 500 mm. Vegetation 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.

Industries[edit]

Sangli is an industrial hub for many industries like Menon Piston, Mahabal Steels, Chitale Dairy, Samruddhi Plastics.

Education[edit]

Many renowned and reputed educational institutes are located here. Walchand College of Engineering is one of the best engineering colleges in the state. Willingdon College and Chintamanrao College of Commerce are one of the better known and quite old colleges. Government Medical College, Miraj is well known in the state for medical studies. Bharati Vidyapeeth University also has its campus here along with dozens of other engineering and medical colleges.

Food[edit]

Sangli has many local delicacies. Bhadang, a spicy puffed rice snack seasoned with garlic and peanuts is very popular. One of the best flavours of Panipuri and Bhel can be found here. Besides traditional food, fast food outlets are in plenty.

Architecture and places of interest[edit]

Sangli is home to the famous Ganapati Temple. Being located on the banks of river Krishna, the view of the riverfront is very scenic. Many elements of the British era can still be found. The Irwin Bridge built by the British still stands strong. The Rajwada (Royal Palace), now home to the court premises, reminds of the early days.

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. 

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