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       Satara district is located in the western part of Maharashtra. It is bounded by Pune district to the north, Solapur district to the east, Sangli district to the south and Ratnagiri district to the west. Raigad district lies to its north-west.
       Satara district is situated in the river basins of  the Bhima and Krishna river. The physical settings of Satara shows a contrast of immense dimensions and reveals a variety of landscapes influenced by relief,climate and vegetation. The variation in relief ranges from  the pinnacles and high plateaus of main Sahyadrians range having height over 4500 feet above mean sea level to the subdued basin of the Nira river in Phaltan tahasils with the average height of about 1700 feet above mean sea level. The climate ranges from the rainiest in the Mahabaleshwar region, which has an average annual all of over 6000 mm to the driest in Man tahsil where the average annual rainfall is about 500 mm. The vegetal cover too varies from the typical monsoon forest in the western parts to scrub and poor grass  in the eastern parts.
Geographical location : North Latiitudes 17.5 to 18.11
 : East   Longitude   73.33 to 74.54
Geographical Area     :10480 (sq.km.)
Climate  : Min.Temp - 11.6 Celsius
 : Max.Temp - 37.5 Celsius
Average Rainfall : 1426 MM

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       The main rivers of Satara district are Koyna and Krishna. The Krishna is one of the three largest sacred rivers of southern India. Approx. 172 kms.of the river course falls inside the district. The Krishna river begins on the eastern brow of the Mahabaleshwar plateau and the source is about 4500 ft. above sea level.

       Kudali, Urmodi, Venna and Tarali are small feeder rivers of Krishna. Koyna is the largest tributary of the Krishna in the district. Neera and Manganga  rivers are the two representative of the Bhima drainage in the north and north-eastern parts of the district respectively.0

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MAP OF SATARA DISTRICT

PHYSICAL MAP OF SATARA DISTRICT

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Jillha  Parishad : 1 ( Satara)
Tahasil's -( 11 ) : 1. Satara   2.Karad     3.Wai   4.Mahabaleshwar
  5. Phaltan  6.Man   7.Khatav   8.Koregaon
 9.Patan    10.Jaoli    11.Khandala
Panchayat Samiti (11) : 1. Satara   2.Karad     3.Wai   4.Mahabaleshwar
  5. Phaltan  6.Man   7.Khatav   8.Koregaon
   9.Patan    10.Jaoli    11.Khandala
Tahsil Offices(11) : 1. Satara   2.Karad     3.Wai   4.Mahabaleshwar
  5. Phaltan  6.Man   7.Khatav   8.Koregaon
  9.Patan    10.Jaoli    11.Khandala
Nagar Palika (8) : 1.Satara     2.Karad    3.Wai    4.Mahabaleshwar
  5.Panchagani    6.Rahimatpur   7.Phaltan
  8.Mhaswad
Nagar Panchayat : 1.  Malkapur 
Tanchaigrast Tahsil's : 4 ( Koregaon,Khatao,Man,Phaltan)
Grampanchayat's  1509
Total Cities   15
Total Villages  1739
Populated Villages   1717
Non-Populated Villages  22
Police Stations  34
Police Outposts 29
  • Population: (2001)
Rural  Population 24,11,000
Urban Population 3,98,000
Total Population 28,09,000
Male 14,08,000
Female 14,01,000
Sex Ratio ( Females per thousand of males) 995
  • Literacy: (2001)
Total 78.52 %
Male 88.45 %
Female 68.71 %
Literacy no. In state 12th 
  • Agriculture: (2001)
Total Geographical Area 10,58,000 Hectare
Forest Occupied Area 1,38,000 Hectare
Percentage of forest occupied area with respect to geographical area 13 %
  • Land Not Available For Farming: 
Non-Agricultural Land 28,000  Hectare
Barren Land  93,000  Hectare
  • Other Land Not Used For Cultivation:
Land available for Browsing 74,000  Hectare
Area Under Plant & Bushes 6,000    Hectare
Cultivable But Not In Use 42,000  Hectare
Unused Land: A) Chalu Pad 50,000  Hectare
                        B) Etar Pad 69,000  Hectare
  • Area Under Crop:
 Area Under Crop 5,58,000
Other Area 1,63,000
Total Area Under Crop 7,21,000
  • Area Under Irrigation:(2000-01)
Only Irrigation Area 1,79,000
Total Irrigation Area 2,32,000
  • Animal Husbandry           ( 2003)
Total Livestock 15,79,000
Cows 7,30,000
Buffalos V Rede 3,69,000
Goat / Sheep's 8,39,000
Hen & Duck 22,27,000
  • Co-operation: (2006-2007)
Total Co-operative Societies   6,274
Pri. Agri. Co-operative Society 945
Total No. Of P.A.C. Society 5,47,000
Co-operative Milk Society 1344
Loan Given By Pri. Agri. Society 0.5954  Cr.
  • Water Irrigation: (2006-2007)
Area Under Irrigation Project
Mega Project 7
Medium Project 8
Both Project Area 1,73,000 Hector
Area Under Well irrigation 1,14,000 Hector
  • Indusrty: (2005-2006)
Registered No. Of factories 513
Running Registered No. Of factories  394
Total Sugar Factories(2006-2007) 12
Production Of Sugar In Sugar Factory 1,52,000 Metric Ton
No. Of Co-operation Weaving Industry  5
  • Electricity: (2006-2007)
Electricity Provided To City & Villages 1,732
Electrified Villages  1,732
Electricity Supplied To Motor 1,01,062
  • Public Health: (2006-2007)
Rural Hospital 18
Hospitals 17
Primary Health Centre 71
Primary Sub-Centre 400
Primary Health Team 6
  • Education: (2005-2006) 
Primary Schools 2,869
No. OF Students In Primary Schooss 2,46,367
No. OF Teachers In Primary Schools 10,309
Secondary  Schools 793
Higher Secondary Schools 138
Collages 38
  • Transport: (In KM)
Total Length Of Railway Track 124
Villages Connected By Roads 1,455
Length Of National Highway 130
Length Of State Highway 988
Length Of Main District Road 2,288
Length Of Other District Road 1,835
Length Of Rural Road 4,683
Other Roads 581
Total length Of Roads  10,505
  • Tribal Welfare Scheme:
Tribal  Ashram School 2
Total Students 463
  • Backward Welfare Scheme:
Hostel for BC Students 12
Total Students 960
  • Public Distribution Scheme: (2006-2007) 
Fair Price Shops 1463
Govt. Godowns 22
Storage Capacity In Thousand Ton 13
  • Major Crops  :
Rice,Jwari,Bajari,Wheat,Maize,
Strawbery,Harbhara,Sugar Cane,Cotton,
Groundnut,Ghevda,Soyabin,Potata, etc.

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