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Pavagada is located in Karnataka
Location in Tumakur, Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°06′N 77°17′E / 14.10°N 77.28°E / 14.10; 77.28Coordinates: 14°06′N 77°17′E / 14.10°N 77.28°E / 14.10; 77.28
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Tumkur
 • Body Municipal council
Elevation 646 m (2,119 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 28,486
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 561 202
Telephone code 08136
Vehicle registration KA-64

Pavagada is a panchayat town in Tumkur district in the Indian state of Karnataka.[2] Historically it was part of Mysore kingdom. Though it is geographically connected to Chitradurga district inside state of Karnataka, it comes under Tumkur district.[3] It is 157.8 km from state capital of Bangalore and Uttara Pinakini river flows in this Taluk.

The town is famous for its fort located on the hill, Kote Anjaneya temple at the foothills and also the temple of Sri Shani Mahatma.

Asia largest Solar park is coming up in Pavagada on a 10,000 acre land with the capicity to generate 2000 megawatt solar electricity.[4]


Pavagada is located at 14°06′N 77°16′E / 14.1°N 77.27°E / 14.1; 77.27.[5] It has an average elevation of 646 metres (2119 feet).


As of 2011 India census,[6] Pavagada had a population of 28,486, of which 14,299 are males while 14,187 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 51.50%. Pavagada has an average literacy rate of 81.33%: male literacy is 88.33%, and female literacy is 75.36%. In Pavagada, 10.65% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Pavagada is well connected too other places in India. It has both KSRTC & APSRTC Buses which connect to other places of Karnataka and neighboring Andhra Pradesh. There is a railway station being built in Pavagada under the project of Rayadurga-Tumkur Railway Line. This railway will connect Pavgada to Bangalore to Bellary via Tumkur and Rayadurga.