also called  Sholapur 

      city, Maharashtra (Mahārāshtra) state, western India, on the Sina River. In early centuries the city belonged to the Hindu Chalukyas (Chalukya dynasty) and Devagiri Yadavas (Yādava Dynasty) but later became part of the Bahmani and Bijapur kingdoms. Located on major road and rail routes between Pune (Poona) and Hyderabad with branchlines to the south, Solapur developed as a commercial centre for cotton and agricultural produce. It is also an industrial centre, second only to Mumbai (Bombay) as a cotton textile centre. There are ruins of the old Muslim fort.

      Solapur's surrounding area comprises a low, undulating plateau with no major hills. The Bhima River (tributary of the Krishna (Krishna River)) and two major tributaries—the Nira and Sina—drain the plateau. Most of the population is engaged in agriculture, but uncertain rainfall causes occasional famine. Wheat, millet, and cotton are the principal crops; sugarcane is grown under irrigation. Cigarette and oil-cake manufacture and hand-loom weaving are the major industries. Pandharpur is an important religious centre. Pop. (2001) city, 872,478.

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