Afzalpur

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Afzalpur
ಅಫ್ಜಲ್‌ಪುರ
City
Afzalpur is located in Karnataka
Afzalpur
Afzalpur
Afzalpur is located in India
Afzalpur
Afzalpur
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 17°12′N 76°21′E / 17.2°N 76.35°E / 17.2; 76.35Coordinates: 17°12′N 76°21′E / 17.2°N 76.35°E / 17.2; 76.35
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Gulbarga
Area
 • Total 3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation 408 m (1,339 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 27,088[1]
 • Density 6,371.33/km2 (16,501.7/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 585301
Telephone code 08470
Website www.afzalpurtown.mrc.gov.in

Afzalpur is a panchayat town in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also the headquarters of the Afzalpur taluk.

History[edit]

As per Maqsood Afzal Khan descendent of Afzal Khan out of more than 150 commander-in-chief of Adil Shahi period of 200 years, Afzal Khan a leading personality stands tall who extended the territory of Adil Shahi rulers to Jinji Tamil Nadu. He not only handled military service but, established towns in his name as 'Afzalpur' in Gulbarga (Kalburgi) district and in Takiya, Bijapur district and in Raichur too. According to historian A.G. Imaratwale, he traced number of monuments constructed by Afzal Khan not only in Bijapur but, also in Gulbarga and Raichur district and even in Maharastra state.[citation needed]

Monuments[edit]

The Masjid Mahal at Afzalpur, constructed in the year 1652 is very attractive as it starts with main entrance from North by both side a sitting facility and after crossing the entrance attached with compound in the middle there is big bastan of stone i.e. platform. Over this platform Mosque is situated towards east there is mausoleum/cenotaph of royal ladies and wives of Afzal Khan and between these there is a fountain pound and towards southern side there is palace of Afzal Khan in centre of complex.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Afzalpur is located at 17°12′N 76°21′E / 17.2°N 76.35°E / 17.2; 76.35.[2] It has an average elevation of 408 metres (1338 feet). The town is spread over an area of 3 km².[3]

Afzalpur Taluk borders Aland taluk of Gulbarga district to the north, Gulbarga taluk of Gulbarga district to the east, Jevargi taluk of Gulbarga district and Sindgi taluk of Bijapur district to the south, Indi Taluk of Bijapur district to the west and Akalkot Taluk of Solapur district of Maharashtra to the north-west.

Bhima and Amarja rivers flow through this taluk.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[4] Afzalpur Town Panchayat has population of 27,088 of which 13,892 are males while 13,196 are females as per report released by Census India 2011

Places to see[edit]

  • Shri Vijay Laxmi temple Mallabad, which is only 8 km towards east from Afazalpur, a famous temple of Goddess Mahalaxmi
  • MahaShani Temple at Mashal around 28 km away from Afzalpur.Shani Mandir
  • Malikarjun Temple at Chinamalli 38 km away from Afzalpur.
  • Afzal Khan Mosque in Afzalpur.
  • Choudeshwari Temple, 28 km away from Afzalpur.
  • Afzalpur, Chinamalli, Mashal, Atanur, Ganagapur and Udachan are the historical sites in Afzalpur Taluk.
  • Marjee Peer Darga at the confluence of Bhima and Amarja rivers.
  • Baggyavanthi Temple situated 14 km away from Afzalpur in Gattarga village.
  • Dattatreay Devastan in a village called Ganagapur, about 22 km from Afzalpur and 40 km from Gulbarga.
  • Maheboob Subhani Darga and Shivasharani Niloor Nimbekka Temple's in a Village Niloor 40 km From Afzalpur and 25 km from Gulbarga
  • Yellamma Devi temple, Chennakeshava temple at Mannur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Afzalpur Population Census 2011
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Afzalpur
  3. ^ The area of major towns in Karnataka has been mentioned in the webpage Population of Corporation/CMC/TMC/TP belonging to the Municipal Administration Department of the Government of Karnataka
  4. ^ Afzalpur Population Census 2011