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Country India
 • SpokenKannada, Marathi and Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Shinal is a village in Belgaum district of Karnataka, India.


Shinal[1] is a small village and has population of approximately 2,000 (in the year 2011) and it comes under Athani Vidhan Sabha Kshetra. It is at border of Maharashtra and hence people can speak both Kannada and Marathi languages fluently. Basically all villagers are depended on agriculture and nowadays villagers are getting good education and have taken an engineering course, a teachers course and some of them are in Indian Army.

Two rivers are flow there, one is famous Krishna River and Agrani. Krishna river is 4 km away from the village but in the rainy season the backwater of Krishna River stays up to the village and it is a main water source for agriculture.


Shinal has typical North Karnataka culture. Janapada (folk) songs and dances are found in the village. Most people are from the religions of Hindu Kurubar and Hindu Maratha.

Mostly surnames such as Chougule,Wagamore, Durgi and Patil are found.


In the village wheat and jowar rottis (unleavened bread made with millet) are popular.

The following are typical items in a vegetarian meal:

Geography and transportation[edit]

Shinal comes in the middle of four other villages – Athani taluka, Muragundi, Ainapur and Hulagabali. The village full of greenery. Bus transportation is used less and most of people are use carts.


Main income of villagers is agriculture and hainugarike (milk production). In agriculture Shinal is known for growing sugar cane. And also in hainugarike, most of milk exports to all over Athani taluka as well as to Maharashtra as it is nearby.some villagers are working in Athani Sugars Ltd.The factory owner from shinal.


  1. ^ "Shinal". Shinal.