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Located at the south-east edge of Maharashtra in Bheema and Seena basins, Solapur is majorly important city in the country from the industrial point of view. The city houses the giant textile mills, sugar mills, and beedi units. The city boasts as the first in Maharashtra to have first waste-to-energy electricity plant. Solapur also has world's second largest spinning mill. Since it is a major industrial town, it is the 49th most populated city in India with a large urban agglomeration.

Apart from being an industrial township, the city also has some historical and religious significance. Akkalkot has a famous temple where many devotees come to worship daily. Barshi is another town famous for only temple of Lord Vishnu where he is called Bhagwant. Solapur Fort or Bhuikot palace was built in 14th century and attracts large crowd of tourists. Siddeshwar Temple and Lake is temple of Lord Shiva with picturesque view of gigantic fort in the backdrop. There are other temples n the city of religious importance.

Solapur also offers many natural retreats to enjoy the beauty. Pandahrpur at the outskirts of town is a land of scenic beauty with charming Hipparga Lake. Pandharpur is known as the Dakshin Kashi of India and is heavenly abode of Lord Vittal. He is the most revered deity in Maharashtra. Sambhaji Lake or Kambar Talav is another beautiful lake of ancient ties. Maldhok Bird sanctuary, in Karmala district, is an abode for bird watchers and lets you witness the rare and exotic bird species. Motibaug Tank is another good place for bird watching. Nannaji Wildlife sanctuary is ahabitat for some rare species, Great Indian Bustard being one of them. Mangalvedha is an agricultural town and also a birthplace of holy saint Teekacharya. Sangola, the municipar district of Solapur, is famous for pomegrenate production. There are also many nearby historical places, Golden Sangola and Ambika Devi temple being few of them. Solapur is an amalgamation of historical, religious, and industrial interests.

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