Sangli
Sangli is located in Maharashtra
Sangli
Sangli
Sangli is located in India
Sangli
Sangli
Coordinates: 16°51′11″N 74°34′59″E / 16.853°N 74.583°E / 16.853; 74.583
Country India
State Maharashtra
DistrictSangli
Founded byHarbhat Patwardhan
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodySangali-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation (SMKMC)
 • MayorDigvijay Suryawanshi (NCP)
 • Deputy MayorUmesh Patil (INC)
 • Municipal commissionerNitin Kapadnis [1]
 • Member of ParliamentSanjaykaka Patil (Lok Sabha)[2]
Area
 • City200.18 km2 (77.29 sq mi)
Elevation
549 m (1,801 ft)
Population
 (2023)
 • City703,596
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,100/sq mi)
 • Metro
716,832
DemonymSanglikar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
416416,416415,416410,416436[4]
Telephone code+91-233
Vehicle registrationMH-10
Literacy85.93%
Lok Sabha constituencySangli (Lok Sabha constituency)
ClimateDry and Arid (Köppen)
Websitesangli.nic.in
Ganapati Temple, Heart of Sangli City

Sangli (pronunciation) is a Metro city and the headquarters of Sangli District in Maharashtra, in western India. It is known as the Turmeric City of Maharashtra due to its production and trade of spice.[5] Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and houses many sugar factories. Sangli is a significant city in Western India, 376 km from Mumbai, 233 km from Pune, 47 km from Kolhapur, and 638 km from Bangalore. Sangli is known for its turmeric trade, grapes and the most significant number of sugar factories in India. The only district has more than 30 sugar factories. Sangli Miraj Kupwad, along with its Urban Agglomeration, together known as Sangli Miraj Kupwad Metropolitan Region (SMKMR).

Sangli UA/Metropolitan is one of the biggest cities in Maharashtra and the 93rd biggest in India. Sangli UA/Metropolitan Region has developed itself as a modern city with broader roads, major railway junctions, Malls & Multiplexes, hotels with multi-cuisine and excellent education facilities. The city has a significant healthcare hub, including its twin City Miraj. Sangli-Miraj combined has more than 900+ Hospitals and Clinics, making it one of India's largest emerging medical hubs and an emerging international hub for patients from Oman, Sweden, Canada, Yemen, and Kuwait. It is also a significant city with telecommunication and entertainment facilities. A Software Technology Park is being set up in a prime location in the city. Nearby towns like Ichalkaranji and Jaysingpur are now emerging as Satellite cities to Sangli UA/Metropolitan Area. Sangli has the largest sugar factory in Asia and most number of sugar factories in India as well. Krishna Valley Wine Park is another leading wine park in India. Sangli is the world's leading Global hub for Turmeric Trade. Sangli is also known as the Chess City of India. Now, Sangli City is emerging as the yellow city of India.

Transportation

Sangli Railway Station and Miraj Junction are two important railway hubs in Sangli City. Many long-route trains are halted here. Sangli city is directly connected to important cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Bangalore, Mangalore, Madgaon, Cochi, Mysuru, Delhi, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Gandhidham, Udaipur, Belgavi, Hubali, Shri Ganganagar by direct trains. MSRTC have a Divisional office at Sangli and bus depots and terminals at Sangli and Miraj in city limits. Direct buses connect Pune, Mumbai, Solapur, Kolhapur, Pandharpur, Akkalkot, Parbhani, Nanded, Latur, Shegaon, Beed, Chatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, Ahmednagar, Panjim, Ratnagiri, Satara, Nashik, Hyderabad and many more cities in Maharashtra and Karnataka. MSRTC runs Shivshahi A/C seater, Non A/C sleeper coach and ordinary buses from Sangli and Miraj Depots. The State Government of Maharashtra approve to build Airport near Kavalapur for the Sangli Metropolitan area. Within metropolitan limits, the city bus of MSRTC is the best medium used by people; also, auto rickshaws, private cars and two-wheelers are used by many peoples. Other than MSRTC, many personal travels like Balaji, Shreenath, VRL, NTN, Datta Krupa, Konduskar, Ashoka, M.B.Link, Vaibhav, Shreyash, Sanjay, Sai Krupa, Deepakraj, Saini, Sharma play A/C and non A/C sleeper coach and seater buses to Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore, Salem, Chennai, Hyderabad, Panjim, Nagpur, Latur, Solapur, Bangalore and other cities.

Geography

Sangli City is situated on the bank of the Krishna River, the valley and tributaries offer many irrigation and agricultural advantages that drive the economy of the district and the city. Other small rivers, such as the Warana River and the Panchganga, flow into the Krishna River.

History

See also: Sangli State

The region, known as Kundal (now a tiny village 40 km away from Sangli city) in medieval India, was the capital of the Chalukya Empire in the 12th century AD.[6] During the time of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Sangli, Miraj and surrounding areas were captured from the Mughal Empire. Until 1801, Sangli was included in Miraj Jahangir. Sangli separated from Miraj in 1801, following a family quarrel between Chintamanrao Patwardhan and his paternal uncle, Gangadharrao Patwardhan, who had succeeded his childless elder brother as the sixth chief of Miraj in 1782.

Sangli is notable for the Brindavana (tomb) of Satyavrata Tirtha, a saint of the Dvaita Order of Vedanta and Peetadipathi of Uttaradi Math who took Samadhi in Sangli in the year 1638.

Sangli is well known as Natya Pandhari (Capital of Marathi Dramas). Miraj is well known in the world as the capital of musical instruments. Many musical instruments are exported from Miraj.

Etymology

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.[7]

Culture

Food

Bhadang also known as flavoured rice puff, from sangli is world famous and are exported in US, UK, Canada, And Southeast Asia. Bharala Wangi also known as stuffed brinjal with bhakri is most famous food from sangli.[citation needed]

Educational institutes

Education institutions in the area, aside from schools, include:

[8]

Architecture

Climate

Sangli
Climate chart (explanation)
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
 
 
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
Imperial conversion
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
0.1
 
 
88
54
 
 
0
 
 
91
59
 
 
0.2
 
 
97
64
 
 
0.9
 
 
100
70
 
 
1.9
 
 
99
72
 
 
2.8
 
 
88
72
 
 
4.3
 
 
82
70
 
 
3.1
 
 
82
70
 
 
3.9
 
 
86
68
 
 
3.5
 
 
90
66
 
 
1.3
 
 
86
61
 
 
0.3
 
 
86
55
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches

Sangli has a semi-arid climate with three seasons. Summer takes place from the middle of February to the middle of June, characterised by largely dry conditions towards the start, with rainfall increasing as the season progresses. Temperatures in summer are primarily characterised by hot days and mild nights. Monsoon takes place from the middle of June to late October. Rainfall is more common this season than at any other time of year. Temperatures in the monsoon season are characterised by warm, humid days and mild, humid nights. Winter takes place from early November to early February. This season is mainly dry, with rain primarily concentrated in November. Temperatures in winter are characterised by warm days and cool nights. The total rainfall is around 22 inches (580 mm).

Climate data for Sangli
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °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)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 9
(48)
15
(59)
18
(64)
21
(70)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
19
(66)
11
(52)
10
(50)
17
(63)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.8
(0.15)
0.5
(0.02)
5.3
(0.21)
22.1
(0.87)
48.3
(1.90)
71.1
(2.80)
108.7
(4.28)
79.8
(3.14)
88.9
(3.50)
33.5
(1.32)
6.9
(0.27)
Source: Government of Maharashtra

References

  1. ^ महापालिका आयुक्‍तपदी नितीन कापडनीस | पुढारी [Nitin Kapadnis as Municipal Commissioner | Leader]. www.pudhari.news.
  2. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  3. ^ Sangli Municipal Corporation
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Indiapost Website". Archived from the original on 6 September 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  5. ^ Benzie, F. F.; Sissi Wachtel-Galo (2011). "13: Turmeric, The Golden Spice: From Traditional Medicine to Modern Medicine". In F. F. Benzie (ed.). 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.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location (link)
  6. ^ http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/8595/2/11%20topic%20no.3.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "Sangli | India". britannica.com.
  8. ^ "Alphonsa School Miraj". alphonsaschoolmiraj.org.in. Retrieved 28 February 2022.