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Sawantwadi (Marathi: सावंतवाडी) is a town in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra. It lies in the Konkan region near Maharashtra's border with Goa. Sawantwadi is known for its wooden handicrafts, hand-made cards colourfully painted. The focus of the town is a lake in the centre of Sawantwadi. Most Maharashtrians with the surname Sawant hail from this town.

Marathi is the most common language, though it is spoken with a different dialect. Konkani is also spoken by a few. Most of the town's population are Hindu, followed by a minority Muslim population.

Coordinates: 18°26′N 76°51′E / 18.433°N 76.850°E / 18.433; 76.850