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Solapur

Solapur also known as Sholapur. Solapur district are located on the banks of the sina river. The city is located on major road and rail routes between Mumbai and Hyderabad, with a branch line to Bijapur and Gadag. Solapur developed as a commercial centre for cotton and other agricultural produce. Solapur is a major city of Maharashtra and is an important centre of Jains. The area, which now forms Solapur district, was formerly part of Ahmadnagar, Pune and Satara districts. It is influenced by its geography and the area is largely consists of plains. The river Bhima flows from northwest to the southeast and Sina River also flows from it. The southwest and northeast parts of the district are arid areas. Solapur is meeting ground for Maharashtra and Karnataka and from very old times the trade routes passed across Solapur district. as per the mythological literary sources the region, south of Godavari was covered with thick forest and was inhabited by the aboriginal. Agastya was the first Aryan who crossed the Vindhya mountain and settled on the banks of Godavari followed by other sages who established their hermitages in the different regions of the south.

 Solapur Facts & Figures :

Solapur  at a glance...

 Latitude 17° 42¢ to 18° 32¢
 Longitude 74° 33¢ to 76° 54¢
 Area 14895 sq. kms (district)
 Clothing Light Cotton
 Population 604,215 (1991 Census)
 Rainfall Average 897.8 mm
 How to get there :

By Rail : Solapur is a distance of of 456-km from the Mumbai on the main broad gauge rail line of Central railway connecting Mumbai and Chennai. 

Road: It is also well connected by road. State transport ply buses from major cities of the state like Mumbai , Aurangabad , Pune to Solapur. 

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