Sangli

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.[3] Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and houses many sugar factories.

Sangli
Sangli is located in Maharashtra
Sangli
Sangli
Coordinates: 16°51′11″N 74°34′59″E / 16.853°N 74.583°ECoordinates: 16°51′11″N 74°34′59″E / 16.853°N 74.583°E
StateMaharashtra
DistrictSangli
Founded byHarbhat Patwardhan
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodySangli-Miraj And Kupwad City Municipal Corporation (SMKMC)
 • MayorMrs. Sangita Khot (BJP)
 • Municipal commissionerRavindra Khebudkar
 • Member of ParliamentSanjaykaka Patil (Lok Sabha)[1]
Area
 • Total118.81 km2 (45.87 sq mi)
Elevation
549 m (1,801 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total513,862
 • Rank91
 • Density4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanglikar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
416416[2]
Telephone code+91-233
Vehicle registrationMH-10, MH-60
Literacy81.48%
Lok Sabha constituencySangli, Maharashtra
ClimateDry and Arid (Köppen)
Websitesangli.nic.in
Sangli-ganpati-02
Ganpati Temple, Heart of Sangli City

Geography

Sangli city - the district place - 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.

History

The district of Sangli is a recent creation, being made as late as in 1949. It was then known as South Satara and it has been renamed as Sangli since 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 the capital of the Chalukyas. Kundal was an ancient village, around 1,600 years old. Kaundanyapur (its old name) was a part of Karnataka.[4] Pulakeshin I chose Vatapi (Badami in Karnataka) as his capital.

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.[5]

Governance

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.

Educational institutes

Education institutions in the area, aside from schools, include engineering colleges such as Nanasaheb Mahadik Polytechnic Institute, Peth Walchand College of Engineering and Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering & Technology. Government Medical College, Miraj, is also present, as is Willingdon College of Arts & Science at Vishrambaug.

Architecture

  • Ganapati Temple, located on the banks of river Krishna
  • The Irwin Bridge, built by the British
  • A royal palace (Rajwada)

Climate

Sangli
Climate chart (explanation)
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
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, 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 all around winter.summers are dry but not so much dry like in the big metropolitan cities.rain is within its limits.

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) 09
(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
(0.209)
22.1
(0.87)
48.3
(1.902)
71.1
(2.799)
108.7
(4.28)
79.8
(3.142)
99.6
(3.921)
88.9
(3.5)
33.5
(1.319)
6.9
(0.272)
568.5
(22.384)
Source: Government of Maharashtra

References

  1. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.indiapost.gov.in/pin/
  3. ^ Benzie, F. F.; Sissi Wachtel-Galo (2011). "13: Turmeric, The Golden Spice: From Traditional Medicine to Modern Medicine". In F. F. Benzie. 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.
  4. ^ "Chalukya capital tells a tale of ruin". Radhesham Jadhav. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
  5. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/522386/Sangli

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