14 Facts About Solapur


Solapur is a city located in the south-western region of the Indian state of Maharashtra, close to its border with Karnataka.

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Solapur is located on major highway, rail routes between Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad, with a branch line to the cities of Kalaburagi and Vijayapura in the neighbouring state of Karnataka.

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Solapur had the world's second-largest and Asia's largest spinning mill.

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Solapur District was ruled by various dynasties such as Andhrabhratyas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas and Bahamanis.

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Present city of Solapur was considered to be spread over sixteen villages viz.

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The present Solapur district was previously part of Ahmednagar, Pune and Satara districts.

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Solapur was one of the first to bring the farming tractor to India.

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Solapur is a city with tri-linguistic blend of Kannada, Marathi and Telugu language multi-cultural features.

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In 2011, the total literates in Solapur city are 710,180 of whom 390,335 are males while 319,845 are females.

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Solapur falls under the category of dry climate according to the Koppen climate classification.

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Indira Gandhi Stadium in Solapur, formerly known as Park Stadium, hosts Ranji Trophy matches and is the home venue for Maharashtra cricket team.

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Solapur is located at an important junction of the north–south railway line which provides good transportation infrastructure for trade and industry.

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Solapur is well known for the bed sheets produced here and has a reputation for the same.

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Solapur is one of the most-polluted cities in Maharashtra due to the effluent chemicals produced as the waste products from the textile industries in its region.

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