Sangli

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Sangli
City
Sangli is located in Maharashtra
Sangli
Sangli
Coordinates: 16°51′11″N 74°34′59″E / 16.853°N 74.583°E / 16.853; 74.583Coordinates: 16°51′11″N 74°34′59″E / 16.853°N 74.583°E / 16.853; 74.583
State Maharashtra
District Sangli
Founded by Harbhat Patwardhan
Government
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Body Sangli-Miraj And Kupwad City Municipal Corporation (SMKMC)
 • Mayor Mrs. Sangita Khot (BJP)
 • Municipal commissioner Ravindra Khebudkar
 • Member of Parliament Sanjaykaka Patil (Lok Sabha)[1]
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(s) Sanglikar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 416416[2]
Telephone code +91-233
Vehicle registration MH-10, MH-60
Literacy 81.48%
Lok Sabha constituency Sangli, Maharashtra
Climate Dry and Arid (Köppen)
Website sangli.nic.in
Ganpati Temple, Heart of Sangli City

Sangli (About this sound pronunciation , is a City and the district headquarters of Sangli District in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. It is known as the Turmeric City of Maharashtra due to its production and trade of the spice.[3] Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and houses many sugar factories.

Geography[edit]

Sangli city- the district place - is situated on the bank of Krishna river. 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.

History[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The city’s original name was Sahagalli—from the Marathi words saha (“six”) and galli (“lanes”) describing the early street plan—which was later shortened to Sangli.[4]

Governance[edit]

The Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation (S.M.K.M.C.) is the local self-government body which looks after the development of the Sangli-Miraj twin cities, serving 0.5 million citizens.

Educational institutes[edit]

Education institutions in the area, aside from schools, include engineering colleges such as Nanasaheb Mahadik Polytechnic Institute, Peth Walchand College of Engineering and Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering & Technology. Government Medical College, Miraj, is also present, as is Willingdon College of Arts & Science at Vishrambaug.

Architecture[edit]

  • Ganapati Temple, located on the banks of river Krishna
  • The Irwin Bridge, built by the British
  • A royal palace (Rajwada)

Climate[edit]

Sangli
Climate chart (explanation)
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
3.8
 
 
31
12
 
 
0.5
 
 
33
15
 
 
5.3
 
 
36
18
 
 
22
 
 
38
21
 
 
48
 
 
37
22
 
 
71
 
 
31
22
 
 
109
 
 
28
21
 
 
80
 
 
28
21
 
 
100
 
 
30
20
 
 
89
 
 
32
19
 
 
34
 
 
30
16
 
 
6.9
 
 
30
13
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Government of Maharashtra

Sangli has a semi-arid climate with three seasons, a hot, dry summer from the middle of February to the middle of June, a monsoon from the middle of June to late October and a mild cool season from early November to early February. The total rainfall is about 22 inches (580 mm). sangli has a chill climate all around winter.summers are dry but not so much dry like in the big metropolitan cities.rain is within its limits.

Climate data for Sangli
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
33
(91)
36
(97)
38
(100)
37
(99)
31
(88)
28
(82)
28
(82)
30
(86)
32
(90)
30
(86)
30
(86)
32
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 12
(54)
15
(59)
18
(64)
21
(70)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
19
(66)
16
(61)
13
(55)
18
(65)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.8
(0.15)
0.5
(0.02)
5.3
(0.209)
22.1
(0.87)
48.3
(1.902)
71.1
(2.799)
108.7
(4.28)
79.8
(3.142)
99.6
(3.921)
88.9
(3.5)
33.5
(1.319)
6.9
(0.272)
568.5
(22.384)
Source: Government of Maharashtra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.indiapost.gov.in/pin/
  3. ^ Benzie, F. F.; Sissi Wachtel-Galo (2011). "13: Turmeric, The Golden Spice: From Traditional Medicine 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.
  4. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/522386/Sangli