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About Sangli

Sangli is the district headquarters of Sangli in Maharashtra State. Due to the huge production and trading of spices, Sangli is also popular as “turmeric city” of Maharashtra. There are above 30 sugar factories in Sangli due to which it is also named as the “Sugar Belt of Maharashtra”. Lately Sangli has got entry into the wine industry and has become successful in making vintage and classic categories.  The city is located on the river bank of Krishna and boasts of numerous sugar factories. The historical landmark if Sangli is its famous Ganesha Temple which is flocked by a plethora of pilgrims every year.


Geography and Climate of Sangli

The Sangli city is positioned at 16.853 degrees in the North and 74.583 degrees in the East. The average elevation of the city is 1801 feet or 549 meter. The Krishna River as well as its tributaries bestow the city with numerous agricultural and irrigation benefits which give a boost to the economy of both Sangli city as well as its district. Rivers like Panchganga and Warana cascade into the Krishna River.  

The climate of Sangli is semi-arid. The city witnesses 3 seasons- summer, winter and rainy. The summer season starts from mid-February and lasts till the mid of June. The winter months (from November to the beginning of February) start with mild cold in the beginning and end up being quite chilly throughout the season. Summer months are usually dry. The monsoon season starts in the mid-June and lasts till the end of October. Sangli experiences a total rainfall of 580 mm (or 22 inches). 

Demographics of Sangli

As per the census of the year 2011, the total population of Sangli was 513862. The growth rate of the population between the year 2001 and 2011 was 9.18 percent. The literacy rate of the city is 82.62 percent. The majority of the population comprises Hindus, Jains and Muslims. The rest of the population comprises Buddhists, Christians and Sikhs. The main language is Marathi and sometimes people speak Kannada as well. 

History of Sangli

History of Sangli
Sangli was earlier known as “Sahagalli” which means Six (Saha) Lanes (Galli) in Marathi. This name was actually given according to the street plan of the city during that period. Sahagalli was renamed as “Sangli” later.

Sangli boasted of being the 11 gun Salute princely state during the reign of British. During that time Sangli belonged to the Residency of Kolhapur-Dekkan and thereafter it went to the Deccan States Agency. Sangli used to be a portion of Maratha Empire. During the rule of the Shivaji, Miraj, Sangli and the neighboring regions were seized by Mughal Empire. It was until the year 1801 that the Sangli city belonged to the Miraj Jahagir. Chintaman Rao Appa Saheb Patwardhan set up a principality of the Sangli city which occupied an area of approx. 1112 sq. miles and its population was 226128 in the year 1901. In 1948, on 8th march Sangli joined Dominion India and presently the city brags to be a part of Maharashtra. 

Transport in Sangli

The Maharashtra State transport offers excellent bus services, auto rickshaws and trains in the city. Sangli is just 390 kms from Mumbai, 190 kms from Goa, 630 kms from Bangalore and 220 kms from Pune via bus transport.

The Sangli Railway Station is the nearest rail head of the city. The Madhavnagar Railway Station and the Vishrambag Railway stations are the 2 railway stations that are located in the vicinity of Sangli. The nearest airport to Sangli is the Kolhapur Airport which is located at 38 kms from the city.  
Services in Sangli

Sangli bestows its residents with a wide range of services. Below is a list of some extremely important services available in Sangli:

Packers and Movers in Sangli

Packwell Packers and Movers

Address: Radhakrushna Vasahat, S T Stand Road, Sangli – 416416
Phone: 9225810489

Rohit Roadways
Address: Sangli, Pin code - 416416, Opposite New Railway Station
Phone: 9372328913 and 9372147180

Yashodhan Roadways
Address: S.N. 118/2/1/2 Golden inox Aptmnt, Sangli, Pin– 416416
Phone: 9823985520 and +(91)-233-2620123 and 2620345

Kuber Transport
Address: 88, Sangli, Pin - 416416, Mahaveer Nagar
Phone: 9404284890, +(91)-233-2620912 and 2620913

Yashashri Logistics
Address: Jaysingpur Rd, Ankali, Sangli, Pin – 416416
Landmark: Near Super Marble
Phone: 7875229292 and 9822938866

Chemists in Sangli

Jay Digambar Medico
Address: Aayodhya wing gala number 4, 100 feet rd, Vakil clny, Sangli, Pin- 416416
Landmark: Nr MSEb Substation, Digamber empire
Phone: 9763221313 and +(91)-233-2322313

Digamber Medical and General Stores
Address: Taraai Cmplx Shop Number 3, Civil Hospital Rd, Sangli, Pin – 416416
Landmark: Opp Civil Hospital
Phone: 9403377963 and +(91)-233-2333473

Anita Medical Agencies

Address: Shop number 5, Sangli high school Rd, Vakhar Bhag, Sangli, Pin- 416416,
Trimurti theater Chowk
Phone: 9371717532 and +(91)-233-2620502

Chiranjiv Medical
Address: Ass cmplx, shop Number-1, Chandani chowk, Sangli, Pin- 416416
Landmark: Near Dharmasi hospital
Phone: 8275257247 and +(91)-233-2322191

Malu Medico
Address: 1048 Vrindavan, Amrai Road, Sangli - 416416, Collage Cornar
Phone: +(91)-233-6609353

Apollo Pharmacy
Address: Godrej Aadhaar Shopping Cmplx, Miraj Rd, Sangli, Pin- 416416
Landmark: Shri Ram Mandir Chowk

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