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|Founded by||Harbhat Patwardhan|
|• 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)|
|• Total||118.81 km2 (45.87 sq mi)|
|Elevation||549 m (1,801 ft)|
|• Density||4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||MH-10, MH-60|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Sangli, Maharashtra|
|Climate||Dry and Arid (Köppen)|
Sangli (pronunciation (help·info), is a metropolitan 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. Sangli is situated on the banks of the river Krishna and houses many sugar factories.
Sangli city 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.
The district of Sangli is a recent creation, being made as late as in 1949. It was then known as South Satara and was renamed Sangli in 1961. It is partly made up of a few talukas which once formed part of the old Satara District and partly of the States and jahagirs belonging to Patwardhans, and Dafles which came to be merged during the post-independence period. Kundal, the region around Sangli, was once the capital of the Chalukyas. Kundal was an ancient village, around 1,600 years old. Kaundanyapur (its old name) was a part of Karnataka. Pulakeshin I chose Vatapi (Badami in Karnataka) as his capital.
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.
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.
Education institutions in the area, aside from schools, include engineering colleges such as Walchand College of Engineering RIT college Sakhrale, Islampur, KBP College, and Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering & Technology. Government Medical College, Miraj,, is also present, as is the Willingdon College of Arts & Science at Vishrambaug.
- Ganapati Temple, located on the banks of river Krishna
- The Irwin Bridge, built by the British
- A royal palace (Rajwada)
|Climate chart (explanation)|
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 throughout winter; summers are dry but not as dry as in the larger metropolitan cities. Rain is within its limits.
|Climate data for Sangli|
|Average high °C (°F)||31
|Average low °C (°F)||09
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||3.8
|Source: Government of Maharashtra|
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