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Pavagada is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°06′N 77°16′E / 14.1°N 77.27°E / 14.1; 77.27Coordinates: 14°06′N 77°16′E / 14.1°N 77.27°E / 14.1; 77.27
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Tumkur
Elevation 646 m (2,119 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 28,486
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Pavagada is a panchayat town in Tumkur district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Historically it was part of Mysore kingdom. Though it is geographically connected to Chitradurga district inside state of Karnataka, it comes under Tumkur district.[2] It is 150km from state capital of Bangalore and Uttara Pinakini river flows in this Taluk.

The town is famous for its fort located on the hill and also the temple of Sri Shani Mahatma.


Pavagada is located at 14°06′N 77°16′E / 14.1°N 77.27°E / 14.1; 77.27.[3] It has an average elevation of 646 metres (2119 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[4] Pavagada had a population of 28,036. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Pavagada has an average literacy rate of 67%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 59%. In Pavagada, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The people here speak Kannada and Telugu as their first language but official language is Kannada.