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SANGLI city is located in the Indian state of Maharashtra on the banks of river Krishna, nearly 400 kilometers southeast of Mumbai. This region lies in the Deccan plateau. Other small rivers, such as the Warana and the Panchganga, flow into the River Krishna. Land in the region is best suitable for agriculture. The green city is inside what is called 'Sugar Belt' of Maharashtra.
The district alone has more than thirty sugar factories, which makes it among the highest sugar-producing districts of India. It has largest trading centre for turmeric in Asia. Today, more than 90% of the turmeric trade in India takes place in Sangli. The Sangli district has recently entered into wine industry, and has achieved some success in producing classic vintage categories.

The Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad City Municipal Corporation is the local self-government body which looks after the development of the Sangli-Miraj twin cities. This is the largest municipal corporation in South Maharashtra and serves a population of0.65 million.
Location: North 16.4 to 17.1 East 73.42 to 75.4
(750 km from Bangalore & 220 km from Pune.)
Established: 2 November 1960
Area: 8577 sq. km.
Population: Total - 25,81,835
Male - 13,19,267 Female - 12,62,568
Temperature: Max. - 42°C. Min. - 14°C.
Rainfall: 649.80mm (Average)
Literacy: 76.70% Total - 17,31,579
Male - 9,86,743 Female - 7,44,836
Area under Horticulture: 29381 Hectares
Area under Irrigation: 1,20,302 Hectares
Sub-divisions: 1. Miraj, 2. Vita, 3. Valva
Talukas: 10
Villages: 724
Zilla Parishad: 1
Municipal Corporation: 1
Municipality: 4
Panchayat Samiti: 10
Village Panchayats: 705

Sangli, was one of the 11-gun salute princely states of British India, under the Kolhapur-Dekkan Residency in the Bombay Presidency, and later the Deccan States Agency. It was one of the southern Mahratta Jagirs. Its territory was widely scattered among other native states and British districts. Sangli was part of Maratha Empire, however, there are no direct references mentioning Sangli before 1801. During the time of Shivaji, Sangli, Miraj and surrounding areas were captured from the Mughal Empire. Until 1801, Sangli was included in Miraj Jahagir. Chintamanrao Appasaheb Patwardhan
The First Chintamanrao Appasaheb Patwardhan established a different principality with Sangli as the capital city. The Principality of Sangli covered an area of 1112 square miles (2942 square kilometers), and had a population of 226,128 in 1901, while the population of the town itself was 16,829 in that year. In 1911, the state enjoyed revenue estimated at £10,000-. Sangli joined the Dominion of India on March 8, 1948 and is currently a part of the state of Maharashtra.
1800 - Elder Chintamanrao Parwardhan established Sangli
1801 - Started to build 'Ganesh Durg'
1811 - Building of Ganesh Durg completed
1832 - Famous P.N. Gadgil Jeweler established
1846 - Amrai, Miraj Mala, Ganpati Mala, Tatyasaheb Mala etc developed
1855 - First Government Hospital Established
1872 - Sangli City Survey
1876 - Establishment of Sangli Municipality (21 February)
1887 - From Kakadwadi to Sangli, water supply started by Syphon Method
1889 - First fire brigade came in Sangli Municipality
1891 - Post office started
1904 - Local Board Established
1905 - First election of Sangli Municipality (15 October) Arrival of first steam road roller
1907 - Sangli-Miraj Railway Started
1908 - Wakhar area established
1910 - Water supply started for each home
1913 - Water Works established
1921 - 'Halad Wayda' started
1925 - 'Sangli Jeweler Association' established
1928 - Homeopathic Clinic Started
1929 - Irwin Bridge Completed
1930 - 'Sangli Medical Association' established
1933 - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar visit Sangli
1935 - Jubily Electrical Works established
1947 - First master plan of Sangli
1948 - Sangli selected as capital of South Satara District
1955 - Market Yard established
1956 - Sugar Factory Started
1963 - Civil Hospital Started
1977 - Vasantdada Patil became Chief Minister of Maharastra
1987 - 'Tarun Bharat Bazar', first Bazar of Sangli District Started
Sangli is also a key centre for education and has some very good English medium schools. There are a number of engineering colleges and management institutes in SANGLI region. Also lots of software training institutes have come up in SANGLI. There is an abundance of engineers and software professionals here. With modern Telecom and Internet facilities from the DOT and Mobile services already there, SANGLI is now an attractive location for Information Technology Industry. Education

Engineering Colleges:
  • Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli.
  • Padmabhushan Vasantraodada Patil Institute of Technology, Budhgaon.
  • Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Islampur.
  • Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering & Technology, Ashta.
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Technology, Palus.
  • Lathe Education Society Polytechnic, MIDC, Kupwad.
  • Government Polytechnic, Miraj.
  • Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture, South Shivaji Nagar, Sangli.

Medical Colleges:
  • Government Medical College, Miraj
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Wanlesswadi
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Wanlesswadi
  • Vasantdada Patil Ayurvedic Medical College, Kawalapur
  • Annasaheb Dange Ayurvedic Medical College, Ashta
  • Rajarambapu Patil Ayurvedic Medical College, Islampur
  • Vasantdada Patil Dental College, Kawalapur
  • Gulabrao Patil Homeopathy Medical College, Sangli

Management Institutes:
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management and Rural Development Administration, Sangli
  • Deccan Education Society Institute of Management, Sangli
  • V.P.Institute of Management Studies & Research, Sangli
  • Rajarambapu Patil Institute of Management, Islampur
  • CSM Institute of Management, KWC College
  • Balwant College, Vita

Pharmacy Colleges:
  • S D Patil Institute of Pharmacy, Islampur
  • Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, Sangli
  • Govt. College of Pharmacy, Miraj
  • Miraj Medical Center College of Pharmacy, Miraj
  • Gulabrao Patil College of Pharmacy, Miraj
  • Hanmantrao Patil College of Pharmacy ( D Pharm),Vita
  • Shree Ambabai Talim Sanstha's College of Pharmacy, Miraj

Law Colleges:
  • N S Law College
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College

Other Colleges:
  • Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture
  • Willingdon College
  • Kasturbai Walchand College
  • SNDT Women's College
  • Garware Women's College
  • Chintamanrao Commerce College
  • Patangrao Kadam College, Sangliwadi (formerly known as Bhatrati Vidyapeeth's A.S.C. College, Sangli)
  • G.A.College of Commerce
  • Shantiniketan College
MSRTC runs city bus service, Train, Auto rickshaws, and private touring optionsare also available.

By Bus:
  • Mumbai (Bombay) 390 km.
  • Pune 220 km.
  • Bangalore 630 km.
  • Goa 190 km.
By Train:

Twin cities Sangli & Miraj are major Junction for central, northern, south-central,western, southern & Konkan railways.
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