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; 74.583Coordinates: 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
 • Total113.18 km2 (43.70 sq mi)
Elevation
549 m (1,801 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total502,793
 • Density4,400/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
DemonymSanglikar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
416416[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
Ganapati Temple, Heart of Sangli City

Sangli (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.[5] Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and houses many sugar factories. Sangli is a major city in Western India 390 km from Mumbai, 240 km from Pune, 50 km from Kolhapur, and 653 km from Bangalore. Sangli is known for its turmeric trade, grapes and the largest number of sugar factories in India. The only district has more than 30 sugar factories.[citation needed] 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 city in Maharashtra and 93rd biggest in India. Sangli UA/Metropolitan Region has developed itself as a modern city with broader roads, major railway junction, Malls & Multiplexes, hotels with multi-cuisine and very good education facilities. The city has a major healthcare hub including its twin City Miraj. Sangli-Miraj combined has more than 900+ Hospitals and Clinics, making it one of the India's largest emerging medical hub and also emerging international hub for the patients from Oman, Sweden, Canada, Yemen, Kuwait. It is also a major city with telecommunication and entertainment facilities. A Software Technology Park is being set up in a prime location of the city. Nearby cities like Ichalkaranji and Jaysingpur are now emerging as Satellite city 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 world's leading Global hub for Turmeric Trade. Sangli is also known as Chess City of India Now Sangli city is emerging as yellow city of India .

Geography

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

History

See also: Sangli State

The region, known as Kundal (now a small 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 Jahagir. 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.[citation needed]

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

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, Bhadang from sangli is world famous and are exported in USA, UK, Canada, And Southeast Asia. 'Bharleli Wangi' also known as stuffed brinjal with bhakri is most famous food from sangli.

Educational institutes

Education institutions in the area, aside from schools,

Government Medical College And Hospital Miraj

include engineering colleges such as Gov College Walchand College of Engineering

RIT college Sakhrale, Islampur, Padmabhooshan Vasantraodada Patil Institute of Technology, Kbp College Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering & Technology. Government Medical College, Miraj, is also present, as is the Willingdon College of Arts & Science at Vishrambaug Prakash Institute of Medical Science and research Islampur Sangli, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College and Hospital,a college constituting under Bharati Vidyapeeth - Sangli, Miraj.Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture, South Shivaji Nagar, Sangli. Nav Krishna Valley School in Miraj as well as Podar International School. St.Alphonsa School in Miraj.[8]

KWC College of Arts&Science

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

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 tending to increase as the season progresses. Temperatures in summer are largely characterised by hot days and mild nights. Monsoon takes place from the middle of June to late October. Rainfall is most common in 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 largely dry, with rain mostly 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
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) 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.