Doddaballapura Taluk

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Coat of arms of Doddaballapur
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): DB Pur
Doddaballapur is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°17′31″N 77°32′35″E / 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292; 77.543Coordinates: 13°17′31″N 77°32′35″E / 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292; 77.543
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore Rural
 • Type Taluk Administration
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 299,594
 • Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 561 203
Telephone code 080
Vehicle registration KA-43

Doddaballapur is a town and municipal council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka, India. Dodda means "big" in the native Kannada.[1]


Doddaballapur is about 40 km from Bangalore towards North on Bangalore-Hindupur state highway (SH-9). This town was once known for weaving silk Sarees. Many families in Doddaballapur are dependent on power looms and silk Saree related business.

An apparel park is situated near Doddaballapur and it has multiple national and international garments factories established here. The site of the upcoming $22 billion, 12,000-acre (49 km2) BIAL IT Investment Region, the largest IT region in India and one of the largest infrastructure projects in Karnataka's history.[2]


Doddaballapur receives scanty rainfall compared to other cachement areas in Karnataka. This is one of the reasons for water scarcity in the town as well as in villages surrounding Doddaballapur. Most of the underground water is often depleted due to low rainfall.


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "State Cabinet approves IT park near Devanahalli airport". The Hindu. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2018-06-08.

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