Haveri district

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Haveri district
ಹಾವೇರಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ
Madya Karnataka
Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Haveri District, Karnataka
Haveri district is located in Karnataka
Haveri district
Haveri district
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°48′N 75°24′E / 14.8°N 75.4°E / 14.8; 75.4Coordinates: 14°48′N 75°24′E / 14.8°N 75.4°E / 14.8; 75.4
Country  India
State Karnataka
Headquarters Haveri
Talukas Hangal, Haveri, Byadgi, Hirekerur, Ranebennur, Shiggaon, Savanur
 • Deputy Commissioner Sri M Manjunath Naik
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,467,000
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 581110
Telephone code + 91 (08375)
Vehicle registration KA- 27
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Haveri is a district in the state of Karnataka, India with the potential to become a tourist hub.[1] As of 2001, it had a population of 1,439,116 of which 20.78% were urban residents.


Examples of tourist attractions in the district:

Haveri region Tourism map, Karnataka
Galageshwara Temple at Galaganatha, Karnataka

Temples at Kaginele

  • Kaginele Mahasamsthana Kanaka Gurupeetha
  • Adikeshava Temple
  • Virabhadra Temple
  • Someshwara Temple
  • Sangameshwara Temple
  • Kalahasteshwara Temple
  • Narasimha Temple
  • Lakshmi Temple
  • Handiganuor
  • Ranebennur Wild Life Sanctuary in Haveri District
  • Balambeed Jain Temple
  • Chikkalli Siddaruda Temple
  • Hombanna Bavi Akkialur Village


Haveri District is exactly in the centre of Karnataka with equidistant from Bidar in the far north to Kollegal in the far south. The district consists of seven taluks namely Hanagal, Shiggaon, Savanur, Haveri, Byadagi, Hirekerur, and Ranebennur. It is bounded by Dharwad district on the north, by Gadag district in the northeast, by Bellary district on the east, by Davangere district on the south, by Shimoga district in the southwest and by Uttar Kannada on the west and northwest. Before it was made into its own district, it was part of Dharwad District. Haveri is 335 km from Bangalore.

Haveri is the administrative and political headquarters of the district, whereas Ranebennur in the south is a business hub. The important towns and villages in Haveri District are:

  • Haveri: The district's administrative, culture and political headquarters, it also famous for its cattle markets, oil mills and cotton markets. Haveri is also known for "Haveri Nyaya". a typical method of settling the disputes.
  • Haunsabhavi: Famous Place for Education (Mruthyunjaya vidya peeta).
  • Hangal: Taluk headquarters. Place of the beautiful Tarkeshawar temple.
  • Akki-Alur: City in Hanagal Taluk. Rice bowl of Haveri District. Famous for its lake and gardens.
  • Kumar Pattanam: Place of Birla industries on the bank of the river Tungabhadra.
  • Byadgi: Famous for Byadgi chilli.
  • Bankapura: Notified as Bankapur Conservation Reserve offering a safe haven for peacocks.
  • Ranebennur: Important trade centre in central Karnataka.
  • Kaginele: Kaginele Kanaka Guru Peetha, a religious Math (institution) dedicated to sage Kanakadasa is present here.
  • Rattihalli : City in hirekerur taluk. Place for beautiful kadambeshwar temple.


According to the 2011 census Haveri district has a population of 1,598,506,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau[3] or the US state of Idaho.[4] This gives it a ranking of 312th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 331 inhabitants per square kilometre (860/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.08%.[2] Haveri has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 77.6%.[2]

Associated people[edit]

  • Kanakadasa: Kanakadasa was born is Bada village which situated in the district.
  • Mailara Mahadevappa: The freedom fighter who resisted British rule, is from Motebennur in Haveri District.
  • Siddappa. Hosamani Karajgi: He was a freedom fighter who resisted British rule is a native of Karajgi, haveri district. He was a great lawyer and was having close assosociate with Subhas Chandra Bose. He was a state congress president, elected as a member of parliament, and a founder of Municipal High School in Haveri. Served for poor people. Statue put in Haveri district place near the K.S.R.T.C bus stand on the NH4 Highway inaugurated by chief minister of karnataka.
  • Gudleppa Hallikere: is another freedom fighter who is a native of Hosaritti. He started a residential school Gandhi Grameen Gurukul in Hosaritti.[when?]
  • Santa Shishunal Sharif: He was a great poet and philosopher of 19th century. The folk songs he wrote are still relevant. His native place is Shishuvinahal of Shiggaon Taluk in Haveri district.[why?]
  • Ramaanand Mannagi: Noted freedom fighter and a Gandhian. He started an aashram at Jangamanakoppa, five km from Haveri.
  • Subbanna Ekkundi: A recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award[clarification needed]
  • [Puttaraj Gavaigalu]: He was born in Devagiri dist Haveri, he was a great Hindustani classical singer,founder of veereswara punyashrama Gadag.
  • [Pandith Panchaksari gawaigalu]: He was born in kada shettihalli Tq: Hangal Dist Haveri.
  • [Galaganatharu] He was great author from galganath Dist: Haveri
  • [Sarvajnya] he was born in Abaluru Tq: Hirekeruru, Dist: Havari.
  • [V.K.Gokak] he was born in Savanoor.Dist: Haveri. The great author and Jnanapeetha award winner.
  • [Junior Rajkumar] Ashok Basti was born in Devagiri Tq : Haveri Dist: Haveri
  • [N Basavaraj] he was born in Gudageri Dist : Haveri He was great actor and drama company owner.
  • [B C Patil] Kannada film actor From Yeliwala Dist:Haveri
  • Mahesh Bikshavartimath was born in same district in the town Regional head of karnataka Zee

Schools and colleges[edit]


  • Sai-Chandra Gurukul, Basaveshwar Nagar.
  • Municipal High school
  • Jyna Ganga Shikshana Samiti Kannada Medium School,High school, (also known as Geleyara Balaga)
  • K.L.E's English Medium CBSE School
  • J.P. Rotary School
  • Lions English Medium School
  • Hukkerimath Shivabasaveshwara High School, Haveri
  • Sri Murarji Desai Residential High School, Negalur
  • Karnataka Public School, Hanagal Road Haveri


  • Gudleppa Hallikeri College of Arts and Commerce
  • K.L.E's C.B.Kolli Polytechnic college
  • Karnataka Public School, Hanagal Road Haveri
  • S.J.M. College (also known as Hosamath


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hold investors' meet in Haveri". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est.  line feed character in |quote= at position 14 (help)
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Idaho 1,567,582  line feed character in |quote= at position 6 (help)