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Hunsgi is located in Karnataka
Hunsgi is located in India
Coordinates: 16°27′27″N 76°31′26″E / 16.45750°N 76.52389°E / 16.45750; 76.52389Coordinates: 16°27′27″N 76°31′26″E / 16.45750°N 76.52389°E / 16.45750; 76.52389
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Yadgir district
Taluka Shorapur
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 15,000+
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 585215
Telephone code 08444
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA33

Hunasagi (Hunsagi, Kannada: ಹುಣಸಗಿ ) is a town in the Shorapur taluk of Yadgir district in Karnataka state, India.[1][2] A number of early Palaeolithic sites were found in Hunasagi.[3] Hunasagi is 48 km southwest of the distinct headquarters, Yadgir and 33 km from Shorapur. The nearest railhead is in Yadgir.[4]


At the 2001 census, Hunasagi had 10,555 inhabitants, with 5526 males and 5029 females.[1]

Archaeological sites[edit]

One late stage Old Stone Age site, excavated at Hunasagi, contained stone tools and weapons made from a reddish-brown chert. Tools found included longish blades with sharp edges and many multi purpose instruments.[3]

At some sites, large numbers of tools, used for all sorts of activities, were found, suggesting that these were probably habitation-cum factory sites. In some of the other, smaller sites, there is evidence to suggest that they were locations where just tools were made. Some of the sites were close to springs. Most of the tools were made from the local limestone.

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  1. ^ a b c Village code= 00356400 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-18.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Yahoomaps India :". Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-18.  Hunsgi, Yadgiri, Karnataka
  3. ^ a b "Pre Historic Era In Karnataka". Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Yadgir District Map Showing Railway Line". Yadgir District. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. 

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