Navalgund

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Navalgunda
ನವಲಗುಂದ
Navilagunda
city
Nickname(s): NVL
Navalgunda is located in Karnataka
Navalgunda
Navalgunda
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°34′N 75°22′E / 15.57°N 75.37°E / 15.57; 75.37Coordinates: 15°34′N 75°22′E / 15.57°N 75.37°E / 15.57; 75.37
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Dharwad
Elevation 578 m (1,896 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 24,613
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 08380
Vehicle registration KA-25,KA-63
Website www.navalgundtown.gov.in

Navalgund or Navalagunda is a panchayat town in Dharwad district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Navalagunda or Navilagunda means hill of peacocks. Navalagundais famous for Navalagunda durries. Navalagunda durries has been accorded Geographical Indication (GI) tag.[2] Its GI tag number is 51.[3]

Geography[edit]

Navalgund is located at 15°34′N 75°22′E / 15.57°N 75.37°E / 15.57; 75.37.[4] It has an average elevation of 578 metres (1896 feet). It is situated 35 km from Hubli and is famous as birth place of 'jamkhanas', the floor covering woven using cotton ropes or carpet. & famous for holi festival world famous ramling kamannna & famous naglinga swamy temple as well famous for nilamma tank[5]

Annigeri, Alagavadi, Morab, and Shalavadi are the main villages.

Bennihalla is the main stream flows through Navalgund.

Holy place near to Navalagund is Yemanur.

Education[edit]

  • Shri Shankar Arts, commerce & Science college

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[6] Navalgund had a population of 22,200. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Navalgund has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 50%. In Navalgund, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/k%60taka-gets-highest-numbergi-tags/319698/
  3. ^ List of Geographical Indications in India
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Navalgund
  5. ^ Deccan Herald Article on Jamkhanas
  6. ^ "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.