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|• Total||8.49 km2 (3.28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||548 m (1,798 ft)|
|• Density||5,001.29/km2 (12,953.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Mudhol (Kannada: ಮುಧೋಳ ) is a town, old Name Muduoolalu, in the Bagalkot District in the Northern part of the state of Karnataka, India. It is about 60 km from the district headquarters of Bagalkot town on the left bank of the Ghataprabha River. It is famous for a breed of dog known as the Mudhol Hound.
The Principality of Mudhol ruled by the Ghorpade dynasty, was one of the 9-gun princely states of British India, under the summit of Niranjan. The state measured 368 square miles (508 km²) in area. According to the 1901 census, the population was 63,001, with the population of the town itself at 8,359 in that year. In 1901, the state enjoyed revenue estimated at £20,000. The state flag, called 'Bavuta', has a triangular tricolor of horizontal bands, in order from the top: white, black and green. All color bands came to the point in the fly.
Mudhol is located at  It has an average elevation of 549 metres (1801 feet)..
As of 2007[update] Mudhol census, Mudhol has a population of 103,612. Males contribute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mudhol has an average literacy rate of 59%, male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 40%. In Mudhol, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. This compares with a population of 42,461 in 2001.
Kannada is the official language.
There is an old underground Shiva Temple (called as "Nelagudi" which means Under Ground Temple).
The town is noted for its grinding stones. Mahalingapura is a town about 19 km to the northwest of Mudhol. Its earlier name, Naragatti, was subsequently renamed Mahalingapura in honour of Sant Mahalingeshwvara.
It is famous for its literary feats. Ranna, a Kannada poet of renown, is popularly known as "Maha Kavi" or the great poet. In recognition of his contribution to the Halegannada(Old Kannada) literature, the Government of Karnataka has developed a stadium and is in the process of commissioning a community hall and constructing a library which bear his name. A large number of hand looms are working in the town and handmade sarees manufactured here find markets.
A notable point about Mudhol is that it has a native breed of hunting dogs called "Mudhol Hounds". The breed is known for stamina and agility.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mudhol
- "Alphabetical List of Towns and Their Population: Karnataka". Census Commission of India. 2001.