- See Bilgi for disambiguation
|• Total||4.50 km2 (1.74 sq mi)|
|Elevation||564 m (1,850 ft)|
|• Density||3,434.22/km2 (8,894.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KA|
Bilagi is a panchayat town and taluka in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. While only 19.5 km from the district headquarters of Bagalkote, the route by road is 30 km. The main occupation of people in this taluka is agriculture. Most of the farmers grow sugarcane.
Bilgi(Kannada:ಬೀಳಗಿ ) is situated at a distance of 30 km from Bagalkot. To the north of Bilgi is a stone pond called Arettina Bavi (Six - bullock well) , an object of interest. The temple inside the well of Mahadeva, is not worshipped as the linga is broken. The stone inscriptions in Kannada, Marathi and Persian built into the walls of the well register that it was constructed by Visajipanta in the year 1708 A.D. There is a dargah of Hasan Dongri, in the town. Moharam festival is celebrated in a big way here. One Km to the south of Bilgi is the temple of Shri Siddeshwara, encompassed by hillocks. On a footstep of the temple is an inscription of 1695-96 which records construction of the eastern doorway by Khanderao Timmaji, a subordinate of Vajir Haidar Khan ..
The town of Bilgi is located at  It has an average elevation of 509 metres (1669 feet)..
The taluka covers 782 square kilometres (301.9 sq mi) and lies between 16°-03′ to 16°-32′ north latitude and 75°-73′ to 76°-49′ east longitude. The taluka is bordered by Bijapur Taluka of Bijapur District to the north, Mudhol Taluka to the west, Bagalkot Taluka to the south and southeast, and Jamakhandi Taluka to the north. The Krishna River and reservoir form its northern boundary.
2001 India census, the town of Bilagi had a population of 15,464. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Bilagi has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 66% and female literacy of 49%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Divisions of taluka
Just north of the town is "Arettina Bavi" (Six-bullock well), a stone enclosed pond or well. Inside the well there is a temple to Mahadeva Shiva; however, the lingam is broken. On the walls of the well are inscriptions in Kannada, Marathi and Persian that record its construction in 1708 C.E. The Marathi inscription in Nagari script indicates that it was built by Visajipanta, son of Patalasayi Mahadeva. The Kannada inscription says Visaji Mahadeva Panditqa of Gargya-gotra.
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- "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: Village Panchayat Names of Bilagi, Bagalkot, Karnataka". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011.
- "Bagalkot District Profile: Bilagi". Bagalkot District Administration. Archived from the original on 4 January 2012.
- "South Indian Inscriptions Volume 15: Bombay-Karnataka Miscellaneous: Inscriptions 724–726". The Indian Analyst.
- "Map of Bilagi Taluka" (PDF). Bagalkot District Administration.