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Jamakhandi is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 16°30′17″N 75°17′29″E / 16.504672°N 75.291401°E / 16.504672; 75.291401Coordinates: 16°30′17″N 75°17′29″E / 16.504672°N 75.291401°E / 16.504672; 75.291401
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bagalkot
 • Total 12.6 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Elevation 543 m (1,781 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 68,398
 • Density 4,594.21/km2 (11,898.9/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 587 301/587302
Telephone code 08353
Vehicle registration KA-48
Website www.jamkhanditown.gov.in

Jamakhandi is a town in Bagalkot district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was the capital of the former princely state of Jamkhandi.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Jamakhandi had a population of 68,398. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Jamkhandi has an average literacy rate of 60%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 52%. In Jamakhandi, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.The population of Jamakhandi is quite diverse one in terms of religion,language and culture. Kannada is the main language. Marathi also spoken here


The Royal Palace of Patwardhans is the main attraction of Jamkhandi town. Some other places worth visiting in the town are: There is a legend says that Maharshi Jamadagni husband of Shri Renuka Devi stayed in the caves of Jamakhandi and meditated here.Jamkhandi surrounded by rocky hills makes it beautiful site and looks like a hole from aerial survey.


There are 6 Govt.Divisional level Colleges/Offices(CTE's) in Karnataka. Govt.College of Teacher Education,Jamakhandi(CTE,Jamakhandi) is one of them.It is started in the year of 1964-65. Joint Director level officer as a Principal,3 DDPI's as a Readers and 13 BEO are working as a Lecturers in this college.(It Covers Five Districts Educational Administration and Conducting Inservice Training Programmes for High School Teachers, Head Masters and Educational Officers)and also Well known schools in Jamkhandi are: Govt.P. B. High School : Founder, Sir Parashuram Bhaurao Patwardhan started P. B. High School (named after him) in the year 1879. He also later founded S. P. College in Pune. Government Govt.Girls(G.G) High School and B.E.S.P.U.College,Kadapatti. B.L.D.E's Commerce, B.H.S Arts and T.G.P Science. Girish nagar primary Kannada medium school. Nutana primary Kannada medium Vidyalaya. Olimath primary Kannada medium School. Swami Vivekananda School. Tungal School.ashok tungal (be)is the founder of this college tungal school is first rank for its district. almost district, it gave good education for primary as well as other competitive exams. almost The Royal palace School.SARVODAYA No donation higher Primary school which is run by Sarvodaya Mahila & Gramina Abhivruddi Samsthe(R)Jamakhandi.

A Sarvodaya deaf and Dumb School is also run by the same organisation.

City has got a big polo ground,where taluka, district and state level sports activities are held. Every year flag hoisting is done in polo ground where students from different schools will gather and perform different kawayats.

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  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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