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Chitapur is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 17°07′N 77°05′E / 17.12°N 77.08°E / 17.12; 77.08Coordinates: 17°07′N 77°05′E / 17.12°N 77.08°E / 17.12; 77.08
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Gulbarga district
 • Total 3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Elevation 403 m (1,322 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 26,974
 • Density 7,706.86/km2 (19,960.7/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 585211
Telephone code 08474
Vehicle registration KA-32
Sex ratio 1:1 /

Chittapur is a panchayat town in Gulbarga district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is also the headquarters of the Chittapuru taluk.


Chitapur is located at 17°07′N 77°05′E / 17.12°N 77.08°E / 17.12; 77.08.[1] It has an average elevation of 403 metres (1322 ft). The town is spread over an area of 3.5 km².[2]

Chitapur Taluk has borders only with other Taluks of Gulbarga district. It borders Gulbarga taluk to the north-west, Chincholi Taluk district to the north, Sedam taluk to the east, Yadgir Taluk to the south-east, Shahpur Taluk to the south and Jevargi Taluk to the west.

Kagna river flows in this taluk.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Chitapur had a population of 26,974. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Chitapur has an average literacy rate of 46%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 54% and female literacy of 38%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  • Govt. P U College Chittapur
  • Shri Revana Siddappa Appa Degree College Chittapur
  • Nagavi Education Society's P U College Of Arts And Science Chittapur
  • Nagavi Education Society's High School chittapur
  • Nagavi Education Society's Higher Primary School Chittapur
  • Shishuvihar higherprimery school chitapur
  • Bethany High school Chittapur.
  • Royal Oxford English medium chitapur
  • Government High school and Jr. college chitapur
  • G.M.P.S high school chitapur
  • Girls high school chitapur
  • Annemma Gobbur High school chitapur
  • Kelagery Primary School chitapur
  • Francis school (English Medium)
  • Devanand English and Kannada primary school
  • Pramod girls school
  • adarsha vidyalaya (R M S A) English medium school chittapur
  • Al-Hikmat Urdu medium primary school
  • S B Computers Training Center Chittapur

Places to See[edit]

  • Hazrat chita sha wali and Hazrat peer quadri dargah a 12th-century Sufi saint tombs located at baherpeth Chittapur.
  • Chitapur Nagavi village in Chitapur Taluk was the location of a ghatika which is an ancient education centre for higher learning.[4]
  • Sannati village in Chitapur Taluk along the banks of the river Bhima where rock edicts of the period of the King Ashoka and a possible early Buddhist settlement has been excavated.[5]
  • Kanaganahalli (3-km from Sannati); also on the banks of the river Bhima is the place where an ancient Buddhist Mahastupa site has been excavated.[6]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Chitapur
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ Description of a ghatika in detail is provided in the webpage authored by Jyotsna Kamat: History of Education, 1996-2007 Kamat's Potpourri
  5. ^ "Rock Edicts of Asoka from Sannati, Chitapur Taluk, Gulbarga district (Karnataka)" in the Indian Museum Bulletin, Vol. XXII, (Calcutta, 1989), PP. 7-15"
  6. ^ Excavation at Kanaganahalli has been described in Archaeological sites in Gulbarga Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka