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Presidency: Bombay
Coordinates: 17.69139°N 74.00092°E
Altitude: 742 m (2,434 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Satara
State/Province: Maharashtra
Country: India
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Satara was the headquarters of Satara District in the Central division of Bombay Presidency during the British period. See Bombay Districts.

Located in the Deccan, it became a cantonment for European troops after the Indian Mutiny. There was a School of Musketry located at Satara, which was in existence in 1907.[1]

Spelling variants

Modern name: Satara
Variants: Sattara

POW and internment camps

During the Boer War, Satara was the location of a POW camp for Boers from South Africa. During the Second World War, an Internment camp for German civilians living in India was located there. For more details, see POW Camps in India

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  1. Catalogue description of photographs Bonham's sale, Lot 64, 1 February 2017.