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Voice of Sangli : Sushil Choudhari
Voice of Hanamant Mohite- Dainik Janapravas Sangli
Bapurao D.Kharade - Dainik Lalkar Sangli Maharashtra

Sangli District
Area, Population & Sex Ratio

Geographical Area : 8572.0 Km2
Population in Sangli (Census 2011)
Total Population
Total : 2820575
Male : 1435972
Female : 1384603

Under 6 population
Total : 295055
Male : 158499
Female : 136556

Disabled population
Total disabled population : 32942
In seeing : 8735
In speech : 3394
In hearing : 1448
In movement : 13208
Mental : 6157

Rank ( Analysis )
Backwardness : 249
Sex Ratio Rank : 382
(Rank one is least sex ratio - Cenus 2001)
HIV Category District : A (HIV Sentinel Surveillance 2004 - 2006)
Disability : 275 (Census 2001)
Literacy Ratio : 95 (Census 2001)
Minority : Does not figure in MCD

Brief About Sangli District

Sangli is a town in the southern part of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the largest and most important trading centre for turmeric in Asia. Sangli is in the region known as India's 'Sugar Belt'. This region houses over thirty large sugar factories, and is the largest sugar-producing district in India. Its market in oilseeds, commodities and fruit is one of the most important in the country. Sangli is among the largest grape-growing districts in India, and houses a large wholesale grape market. A grape wine park of over 1.42 square kilometres has been established at Palus, 30 km from Sangli city. Another large food park, the 300-acre (1.2 km²) Sangli Food Park, is under construction at Alkud Mane-Rajuri. The industrial town of Kirloskarwadi is also located in the Sangli district. Industrialist Shantanu Laxmanrao Kirloskar started his first factory here. Kirloskarwadi is said to be one of the most beautiful industrial towns in India.


Sangli lies on the east of the Krishna River, with the Yerala River to its North. The Sangli region, known as Kundal in mediaeval India, was once the capital of the Chalukya kingdom. Also known as Natyapandhari, the birthplace of Marathi drama, Sangli has a rich cultural heritage. Sangli, known as the ‘City of Six Lanes’, now has a large number of broad and well-planned roads. Sangli has a historical Ganpati temple which attracts devotees from across the globe. The valley of the river Krishna and its tributaries is one of the greenest areas in the country. Other small rivers, such as the Warana and the Panchganga, flow into the Krishna. There are numerous spots of scenic beauty in and around the Krishna Valley near Sangli, and many Hindu shrines and Jain temples, which attract large numbers of devotees. Miraj, also the capital of a former Princely State, is renowned for the manufacturing musical instruments. The Dargah of Meerasaheb Avalia attracts devotees from far and wide. Miraj has world famous hospitals, such as Wanless Hospital, Siddhivinayak Cancer Hospital, and the Kripamayee Institute of Mental Science.

8,578 km²

2,581,835 (2001)

Population density 3
01/km2 (2001)

Literacy |
67% (2001)

24.5% (2001)

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