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Hubballi and Dharwad are twin cities in the Indian state of Karnataka. Hubballi-Dharwad form the second-largest urban agglomeration in Karnataka, in terms of area and population, after capital Bengaluru. While Dharwad is the administrative headquarters, the city of Hubballi, situated about 20 km south-east of Dharwad, is the commercial centre and business hub of North Karnataka. The cities have a single municipal corporation called Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC).[1]

Hubli - Dharwad municipal corporation

Hubli–Dharwad Municipal Corporation is municipal corporation for twin cities of Hubballi and Dharwad in Karnataka state in India. It was constituted in 1962 by combining two cities separated by a distance of 20 kilometers. The area covered by the corporation is 181.66 km². spread over 45 revenue villages. The population of the twin cities as per the 2011 census is 943,857 of which 475,980 are males and 467,877 are female.Total literates are 736,506 of which 389,290 are males while 347,216 are female. The average literacy rate of Hubballi and Dharwad city is 87.28 percent of which male and female literacy was 91.67 and 82.83. [2]

Award winners

The national level award winner from this place.

Jnanapeeth Award Winners

The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India, it is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country.

Bharat Ratna

Padma Award Winners


Padma Vibhushan

Padmashri Award

President of India's Award for Sanskrit

Notable people

North Karnataka is known for the melody of Hindustani music.[clarification needed][3] Dharwad district is the place which produced national and international level musicians like Mallikarjun Mansur, Gangubai Hangal, and winner of the Bharat Ratna award, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.





Business people


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 February 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Hubli and Dharwad City Census 2011 (C korya)data". Census2011. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  3. ^ "School of Hindustani music to start its tune". Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  4. ^ Mint (newspaper), The Wall Street Journal (18 December 2009). "Gururaj Deshpande :The serial entrepreneur".

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Coordinates: 15°27′N 75°00′E / 15.45°N 75.0°E / 15.45; 75.0