About District

Geographic details

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.)

Rivers in Satara

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.

Statistical Details: –

Jilha Parishad (1)

  1. Satara)

Tahasil’s -( 11 )

  1. Satara
  2. Karad
  3. Wa
  4. Wai
  5. Mahabaleshwar
  6. Phaltan
  7. Man
  8. Khatav
  9. Koregaon
  10. Patan
  11. Jaoli
  12. Khandala

Panchayat Samiti-( 11 )

  1. Satara
  2. Karad
  3. Wa
  4. Wai
  5. Mahabaleshwar
  6. Phaltan
  7. Man
  8. Khatav
  9. Koregaon
  10. Patan
  11. Jaoli
  12. Khandala