|Nickname(s): Turmeric City,City of Six Lanes|
|Founded by||Harbhat Patwardhan|
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Sangli-Miraj And Kupwad City Municipal Corporation (SMKMC)smkc.gov.in|
|• Mayor||Mrs. Kanchan Kamble|
|• Total||118.18 km2 (45.63 sq mi)|
|Elevation||549 m (1,801 ft)|
|• Density||4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Sangli, Maharastra|
|Climate||Dry and Arid (Köppen)|
Sangli (City) pronunciation (help·info) 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 Termeric City of Maharashtra. 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 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.
- 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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