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Navalgunda is located in Karnataka
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
578 m (1,896 ft)
 • Total24,613
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code08380
Vehicle registrationKA-25,KA-63

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


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 the birth place of 'Jamkhanas', the floor covering woven using cotton ropes, a kind of flat & thin carpet. It is famous for the Holi festival. The world famous Ramling Kamanna and the famous Naglinga Swamy temple are in Navalgund, as well as the famous Nilamma Tank[5]

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

Bennihalla is the main stream that flows through Navalgund.

A holy place near Navalagund is Yemanur.


  • Shri Shankar Arts, Commerce & Science College
  • Shri Gurashantheshwar High School & P U College, Shalawadi


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.


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
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  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.