Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad

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Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad
सांगली-मिरज आणि कुपवाड
Twin-Cities
Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad is located in Maharashtra
Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad
Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°51′38″N 74°33′56″E / 16.860446°N 74.565518°E / 16.860446; 74.565518Coordinates: 16°51′38″N 74°33′56″E / 16.860446°N 74.565518°E / 16.860446; 74.565518
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictSangli
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • Rank91
Population
 (2011)
 • Total513,862
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Websitewww.smkc.gov.in

Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad is a municipal corporation in Sangli district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna. Miraj is a railway junction, a major healthcare centre and an export hub of classical Indian musical instruments. Famous hospitals like Wanless Hospital, Krupamayi Mental Hospital and Richardson Leprosy Hospitals are based in Miraj.

Government Medical College, Miraj is also located in Miraj.

Kupwad, formerly a small town, now mainly houses the MIDC industrial area. Kupwad MIDC is an industrial area harbouring many foundries, spinning mills, chocolate factories, oil manufacturing, cold storage etc. Notable foundries are Tulsi foundry, J sons foundry. Lotte is chocolate manufacturing industry. Notable spinning mills like Toto Toya spin ltd. Oil manufacturing factory (Chakan oil mills). Kupwad town has an Employees' State Insurance Hospital (ESIS Hospital) for the Insured persons and their family who are working in Kupwad MIDC area.

Governance[edit]

The Sangli Miraj Kupwad Municipal Corporation is the governing body of the mini metropolitan area of Sangli Miraj Kupwad. The municipal corporation consists of democratically elected members, is headed by a mayor and administers the city's infrastructure, public services and police. Members from the state's leading various political parties hold elected offices in the corporation. The Sangli Miraj Kupwad Municipal Corporation was created on 28 February 1998 by the merger of the previously separate municipal councils of Sangli, Miraj and Kupwad.[1] Sangli had been the district administrative centre and Miraj and Kupwad were small towns located within 10-km distance from Sangli.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad had a population of over a half million as per 2011 census.[citation needed] Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 69%. In Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. In Kupwad, as described by Gumperz and Wilson in 1971, Kannada speaking Jains and Lingayats formed the majority, while the rest consisted of Marathi speaking Dalits, Urdu speaking Muslims and a few Telugu speaking rope-makers. In Miraj Urdu speaking Muslims form a majority of 50% of total population of the city.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City Profile: Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad". National Institute of Urban Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original on 19 October 2007.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ Marti, Felix (2005). Words and Worlds: World Languages Review. Multilingual Matters. p. 27. ISBN 9781853598272.