Davanagere district

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Davanagere district
ದಾವಣಗೆರೆ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ
Madya Karnataka
Davanagere district is located in Karnataka
Davanagere district
Davanagere district
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°14′N 75°54′E / 14.23°N 75.9°E / 14.23; 75.9Coordinates: 14°14′N 75°54′E / 14.23°N 75.9°E / 14.23; 75.9
Country  India
State Karnataka
Formed 15 August 1997
Headquarters Davanagere
Talukas Davanagere, Harihar, Jagalur, Honnali, Channagiri, Harapanahalli
 • Deputy Commissioner S.T.Anjan kumar, IAS
 • Total 5,926 km2 (2,288 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,946,905
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577001-006
Telephone code + 91 (08192)
Vehicle registration KA-17
Website davanagere.nic.in

Davanagere District is an administrative district of Karnataka state in southern India. The city of Davanagere is the district headquarters. It had a population of 1,946,905 of which 32.31% was urban as of 2011. This district was carved out of Chitradurga district in 1997 by then Chief minister of Karnataka J. H. Patel.

The district lies above the historic city of Chitradurga. The prominent cities/towns in this district are Harihara, Honnali and Channagiri. It is bound by Shimoga District and Haveri District on the west, Chitradurga District on the east, Bellary District on the north and Chikmagalur district on the south.

The Davanagere district has 6 taluk panchayats, 24 hoblies, 230 gram panchayats, 803 villages, 1334 habitations, and 2 city municipal councils and one City Corporation.[1]


Davanagere district lies in the plain region on the Deccan Plateau locally known as Bayalu Seeme. The district is bounded by Shimoga district and Haveri district in the west, Chitradurga district in the east, Bellary district in the north and Chikmagalur district in the south. The district lies in the center of Karnataka between the latitudes 13°5' and 14°50' N and between the longitudes 75°30' and 76°30' E. There are many windy places within the district favouring the recent growth of wind energy industry across the district. The district has an area of 5,926 km2 (2,288 sq mi).


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Davanagere one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the five districts in Karnataka currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]


According to the 2011 census Davanagere district has a population of 1,946,905[3] roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho[4] or the US state of West Virginia.[5] This gives it a ranking of 241 amongst a total of 640 districts in India. The district has a population density of 329 inhabitants per square kilometre (850/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.71%. Davanagere has a sex ratio of 967 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.3%.[3]


  1. ^ District formation The Official Website Of Zilla Panchayat, Davangere, Government of Karnataka.
  2. ^ Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Lesotho 1,924,886 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. West Virginia 1,852,994 

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