Tumkur district is an administrative district in the state of Karnataka in India. The district headquarters are located at Tumakur. The district occupies an area of 10,598 km² and had a population of 2,584,711, of which 19.62% were urban as of 2001. It is a one and a half hour drive from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka.The district is known for the production of Coconut, is called as 'Kalpataru Nadu'.
It consists chiefly of elevated land intersected by river valleys. A range of hills rising to nearly 4,000 feet (1,200 m) crosses it from north to south, forming the watershed between the systems of the Krishna and the Kaveri. The principal streams are the Jayamangala and the Shimsha. The mineral wealth of Tumakuru is considerable; iron is obtained in large quantities from the hillsides; and excellent building-stone is quarried. The slopes of the Devarayanadurga hills are clothed with forests. Wildlife such as leopards, bears and wild boar have been recorded here. Although, tigers have been recorded from these forests as late as the 1950s, most recent reports are of stray sightings and need confirmation. The annual rainfall averages 39 inches.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a mega food park in Tumkur, on 24 September 2014. The park has been developed with the support of the Ministry of Food, state and central governments. Future Group's food park is first of its kind in India with the group investing about Rs 250 crore in the project. Till date, 50 units have been established for food processing 
Tumakuru is a good study center from primary education to higher education. It has its own university. Within this town, there are seventechnology institutions, one medical institution and one dental institution.
==Educational institutions in Tumakuru== * Siddaganga Group Of Educational Institutions * Sri Siddharatha Group Of Educational Institutions * Channabasaveshwara Group Of Educational Institutions * Shreedevi Group Of Educational Institutions * HMS Group Of Educational Institutions * Sacred Heart Group Of Educational Institutions * Akshaya Group of Educational Institutions * St.Joseph's Group Of Educational Institutions * Sarvodaya Group Of Educational Institutions *Vidyavahini group of educational institutions * Vidyanikethan Group of Institutions * Kautilya Academy of Management * SRS Group of Institutions * Jain Public School - Oorkere * Indira Group of Institutions * NTTF (NETTUR TECHNICAL TRAINING FOUNDATION) @ SIDDAGANGA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - SIT, TUMKUR ಆಫ್ == ತುಮಕೂರಿನ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳನ್ನು == * ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ ಸಿದ್ದಗಂಗಾ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ * ಶ್ರೀ Siddharatha ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ * Channabasaveshwara ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ * ಶ್ರೀದೇವಿಯ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ * ಎಚ್ಎಂಎಸ್ ಸಮೂಹ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ * ಸೇಕ್ರೆಡ್ ಹಾರ್ಟ್ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ * ಅಕ್ಷಯ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು * ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ * Vidyavahini ಗುಂಪು ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ * ಸರ್ವೋದಯ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಆಫ್ ಸೇಂಟ್ ಜೋಸೆಫ್ಸ್ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ * ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ Vidyanikethan ಗ್ರೂಪ್ * ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆ * ಎಸ್ಆರ್ಎಸ್ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ನ ಕೌಟಿಲ್ಯ ಅಕಾಡೆಮಿ * ಜೈನ್ ಪಬ್ಲಿಕ್ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ - ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ Oorkere * ಇಂದಿರಾ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ * ಎನ್.ಟಿ.ಟಿ.ಎಫ್ ಆಫ್ ಟೆಕ್ನಾಲಜಿ ಸಿದ್ದಗಂಗಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ @ (NETTUR ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ತರಬೇತಿ ಫೌಂಡೇಶನ್) - ತುಮಕೂರು ಕುಳಿತು
Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, Former NASA Scientist, Philanthropist & Ex-MLA
G. S. Paramasivaiah, Student of the Nobel-laureate Sir CV Raman was the first Principal of the Karnatak Science College, Dharwad. He was also the Secretary of KLE Society Belgaum and played an important role in founding of Karnatak University.