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Solapur District

Solapur District is situated on the south-east border of Maharashtra. With an area of 14,844 sq km, it has a population of over 3.2 million. Solapur District is bordered by Ahmednagar District and Osmanabad District in the north, Sangli District in the south, Satara District and Pune District in the west and Gulbarga District of the state of Karnataka in the east. It is a famous center for handloom, power loom and beedi industries.

The major folk-arts are Lavani, Gondhal and Dhangiri. Solapur receives an annual rainfall of over 54 cm and the temperature varies from 9o C to 44o C. Bhima is the main river. The languages spoken are Marathi and Hindi. Jowar, wheat, tur and groundnut are the chief crops.

The major tourist attractions are Siddheshwar Temple, Akkalkot, Pandharpur, Maldhok Wildlife Sanctuary, Kudal Sangam, Ramling and Velapur.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Solapur

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