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|— city —|
|Nickname(s): crown city of karnataka|
|• Deputy Commissioner||Dr. PC Jaffer IAS|
|• Total||43 km2 (17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||614 m (2,014 ft)|
|• Density||4,000/km2 ( 10,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 8482|
Bidar is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the north-eastern part of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Bidar District which shares its border with Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. It is the northern most district of Karnataka. It is also called as crown of Karnataka.
Recently Bidar was ranked 22nd among the cleanest cities in India, and 5th cleanest in Karnataka. It is connected with NH9 and NH218 and whole city is integrated with 4 lane road.
Geography and climate
|Climate data for Bidar|
|Average high °C (°F)||30.6
|Average low °C (°F)||15.9
|Rainfall mm (inches)||12.6
Bidar has a tropical monsoon climate on the border of semi-arid.It is located at  It has an average elevation of 615 metres (2017 feet). Bidar was known as Mohammadabad in olden times. Bidar is a charming district- one of its charms being a very bracing climate practically throughout the district and for the greater part of the year. April and may In Bidar are hot, but even during this hot weather, the heat is often broken by sharp and sudden thunder showers. By early June the south-west monsoon sets in with its pleasant coolness and the weather is back to its bracing glory. The cold weather is never too cold and the rainfall is never excessive though its excessive variation is often the cause, symptom and malaise of severe droughts. One other aspect of its charm is that it is full of history- every village and town being replete with monuments, legends, stories of valour, romance of beautiful princesses, long forgotten battles, feuding military adventurers and even of social reform movements that shook the very foundation and structure of medieval Hinduism..
Present day Bidar covers an expanse of 5448 square kilometers of land and lies between 17 o 35 !! and 18o 25!! North latitudes and 760 42!! minutes and 770 39!! east longitudes, with the districts of Nizamabad and Medak in Andhra Pradesh on the East and the districts of Nanded and Osmanabad in Maharashtra on the west. On the south lies the district of Gulbarga of Karnataka. This central position in the Deccan had for long imparted to Bidar, the pre-eminent position in the history of the Deccan although today it presents a picture of centuries of neglect and ruin.
Bidar has lots of historical monuments from the Bahmani era. The structure of the great Mahmud Gawan Arabic University is reminiscent of the rich architecture of the Bahmani era. The Bidar Fort situated next to the city is one of the biggest forts in India.
Panaromic Entrance View of Bidar Fort
- Bidar Institute Of Medical Sciences(BRIMS)
- MERIDIAN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL & TWINKLE PRIMARY SCHOOL BIDAR
- Al-Ameen education trust bidar
- Mahammed Gawan library
- Guru Nank Dev College Of Engineering
- Air Force School Bidar
- Seventh Day Adventist High School
- B.V.V. Sangh's National School,Bidar
- Saint Joseph's School, Bidar
- Saraswathi Vidya Mandir
- Government Boys and Girls School
- Siddharoodha Public School
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bidar
- National High School, Bidar
- Sri Datta Giri Maharaj Public School
- Naveen Public School, Rampure Colony, Bidar
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Bidar in 2011 is 211,944; of which male and female are 109,435 and 102,509 respectively. Average literacy rate of Bidar city is 87.65 percent of which male and female literacy was 92.88 and 82.08 percent respectively. Total children (0-6) in Bidar city are 25,077 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 13,103 boys while 11,974 are girls. Child sex ratio of girls is 914 per 1000 boys.
Kannada is the official language and but Urdu is largely spoken by majority of the people, while Telugu, Marathi, Dakhni Urdu and Hindi are the other languages spoken by significant number of population .