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Sangli

Administration
Native ameSangli
TypeCity
StateMaharashtra
DistrictSangli
Government
Parliamentary constituencySangli, Maharastra
Civic agencySangli-Miraj And Kupwad City Municipal Corporation (SMKMC)
Demography
Total Population601214 (2008)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode416416
Telephone0233
VehicleMH-10

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Sangli ( ) is a city in the state of Maharashtra of India. Sangli is known as the Turmeric city for its vast production of Turmeric. Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and is the largest market place for Turmeric in Asia and houses many sugar factories, which it is also noted for. The Ganesh Temple of Sangli is a historical landmark of the city and is visited by thousands of pilgrims. Sangli is also noted for 'Bhadang' (dish made up of puffed rice).Sangli also famous for 'Bhel'. Bhel is a dish made by mixing puffed rice, onion, tamarind paste, tomato, etc.

Sangli is also one of the largest grape growing regions in Maharashtra. Government has established Krishna Valley Wine Park 30 km away from Sangli to promote wine industry. Recently, Sangli has come up as a major wind power generation locations in India. Suzlon has set up large wind farms around Sangli city with a capacity to generate over 900 MW of power.

Sangli has number of renowned education institutes which includes Walchand College of Engineering.


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