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Shirgaon is a small village in the Walwa subdivision of the Sangli District, Maharashtra state, India.It is located 32 km west of Sangli and 320 km from Mumbai.Agriculture is one of the main sources of income, with the main cultivated crop being sugar cane, followed by peanuts and soya beans. Most of the land is irrigated.PopulationAs of the 2011 Indian census, Shirgaon has a population of 1,950 inhabitants. Males make up 52% of the population and females 48%.Most of the residents of the village are Hindu artisans. The vegetarian Lingayat sect of Hinduism is represented in the village by the surname Ambi. The traditional business of the Ambis is to drive small boats ("hodi", or "naav" in Marathi) on the river.Other castes in Shirgaon include the Guravs (i.e. worshippers or pujaries), represented by the surnames Patil and Mahar, Harijan, with the surname Waghmare, and Koshti, with the surnames Kamble and Chougule. The latter included the freedom fighter Shri Bapuasheb Shankar Chougule.The townThe village is surrounded by the Krishna River on three sides. During floods, the only way into the village is from the north.The village has very few schools in the area with the primary/secondary schools K. Laxmibai Naikwadi Vidhyalay and the Shirgaon Z.P. School.Shirgaon is in Palghar District. Take a peek at our international travel planner: Shirgaon and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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