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Satara (About this soundpronunciation ) (ISO: Sātārā) is a city located in the Satara District of Maharashtra state of India, near the confluence of the river Krishna and its tributary, the Venna.[1] The city was established in the 16th century and was the seat of the Chhatrapati of Maratha Empire, Shahu I. It is the headquarters of Satara Tehsil, as well as the Satara District. The city gets its name from the seven forts (Sat-Tara) which are around the city. The city is known as a Soldier’s city as well as Pensioner’s city.


As of 2011 India census,[14] Satara had a population of 120,079; 61,129 are males while 59,066 are females, thus males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%.[15] Satara has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 76%. In Satara, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Marathi is the native and most widely spoken language.

Maharashtra state’s sex ratio is 883 girls per 1000 boys, and Satara fares worse still at 881, in spite of the high level of literacy.[16]

Religions in Satara city
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Parsi (0.8%).

The population of Satara has crossed the municipal limits and actual urban agglomerate population 326,765. The city is surrounded with census towns viz. Pratikash B. Karanje, Khed, Godoli and Vilaspur. These census towns are considered as suburban of Satara city.


Sugarcane is the single biggest crop of Satara along with turmeric and ginger. The Satara district has around 302 banks. The per capita of Satara district is nearly 1.2 times the state average.[30] The British had, during the pre-Independence period started a variety of industries in Satara for Menthol and soap manufacturing in 1905. Bigger industries for copper were started in 1922. After independence, the whole district was stagnant in industrial growth. From 1950-60, industrial growth restarted and the manufacture of jaggery was started in the Satara Tehsil area. There is tanning industry in Satara city. It existed during the British rule, and after independence, the Maharashtra government established a modern tanning center in 1957.[31]


Kas plateau, Satara (World Heritage Site)[32]

The famous tourist points near Satara city are:

  • Ajinkyatara Fort (अजिंक्यतारा किल्ला)
  • Jarandeshwar Hanuman – Satara Koregaon Road.
  • Sajjangad Fort (सज्जनगड किल्ला)
  • Kaas Plateau – Called “Valley of flowers of Maharashtra” which is also a World Heritage Site
  • Baramotichi Vihir Step well, near Limb village which is about 16 km from Satara
  • Thoseghar Waterfall
  • Yewateshwar
  • Bamnoli
  • Dhom Dam
  • 12 motichi vihir, limb
  • Raje Baksavar Peer Saaheb Dargha (Khatgun)
  • Chaphal (Shree Ram Mandir, Near Umbraj)[33]

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