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  Bangalore Rural district is one of the 29 districts in Karnataka. It was formed in 1986, when Bangalore district was divided into Bangalore Rural and Bangalore (Urban). The new district physically almost surrounds the Bangalore (Urban) District except having an opening in the South-East, the Anakal Taluk, the connecting area between Kanakapura and Hosakote Taluks. The district is endowed with agricultural and horticultural crops such as ragi, rice, groundnut, sugarcane, castor, grapes, mulberry, etc. Though the region is not rich in mineral resources, its non-metallic mineral resources are utilised for bricks, tiles, and stoneware manufacture. The soil and such climatic conditions are congenial for the cultivation of mulberry, rearing of silkworms, and production of silkesides other agro-based industries.

Bangalore Rural
Bangalore Rural in Karnataka India
  Bangalore Rural
Subdistricts Devanahalli, Doddaballapura, Hoskote, Nelamangala
Headquarters Bangalore Rural
Population 1,881,514 (2001)
Density 323 /km2
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 5,814 Km2
Code Pincode :560060-560213
Telephone ++ 91 (0) 80
Vehicle KA-43
Website http://www.bangalorerural.nic.in
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General Profile
Number of Taluk Panchayat 04
Gram Panchayat 229
Hoblis 35
Geography: The district is endowed with agricultural and horticultural crops such as ragi, rice, groundnut, sugarcane, castor, grapes, mulberry, etc. There are adequate infrastructural facilities such as transport and communications, banking, credit, and marketing. Though the region is not rich in mineral resources, its non-metallic mineral resources are utilised for bricks, tiles, and stoneware manufacture. For many years now, weaving has also been a major occupation for a large section of the population. The soil and such climatic conditions are congenial for the cultivation of mulberry, rearing of silkworms, and production of silk, besides other agro-based industries. Religion: Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are the three main religions of this district. Rivers: The major portion of Bangalore rural district lies in the Arkavati valley. The Arkavati, the Kanva and the Dakshina pinakini are the rivers which flow through the district in the general direction from north to south.
Tourism
Shivagange, Devanhalli Fort, Ghati Subrahmanya, Kaveri fishing, Manchinabele Dam
Shivagange : Is 8+Kms from Dabas Pet on the way to Tumkur from Bangalore on NH 4. Shivagange gets its name from the Holy places and temples it hosts. The spring water found here is considered to the sacred water 'Gange'.The hillock has few temples atop and a statue of Nandi carved out of single stone is a beauty. Devanhalli Fort: The fort was built in 1501 by Mallabairegowda of Avati clan, with the consent of "Devappa" a feudatory at Devanadoddi. Subsequently the name was changed to Devanahalli. Ghati Subrahmanya temple near Doddaballapura. Kaveri fishing :The river Kaveri at Bhimeswari, abounds in a variety of fish including the Carnatic Carp and the Mahseer. Manchinabele Dam is situated in the midst of hills and forests. Even though it is not a big dam, it is a good picnic spot.
Art and Culture:
Vasantahabba (Spring Festival) is an all-night festival of dance and music organized by Nrityagram every year. Thirteen years after the first Vasantahabba, it is now considered the 'Woodstock' of classical dance and music in India. This unique experimental village is dedicated to gurukula tradition of dance, music, choreography and painting. It is also a winner of rural architecture award.