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   Haveri district is exactly in the center of Karnataka with equal distance from Bidar in the far north to Kollegal in the far south. It is also known as the gateway district to the northern districts of Karnataka. The name Haveri is derived from the Kannada words havu and keri, which means place of snakes. About 1300 stone writings of different rulers like Chalukyas, Rastrakutas are found in the district. Though none of the major kingdoms of Karnataka had their headquarters in Haveri, many Mandaliks ruled in this district.

Haveri in Karnataka India
Subdistricts Hangal, Haveri, Byadgi, Hirekerur,Ranebennur, Shiggaon, Savanur
Headquarters Haveri
Population 1,467,000
Density 298 /km2
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 4,851 km2
Code Pincode : 58110
Telephone +91 (0) 8375
Vehicle KA-27
Website www.haveri.nic.in
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General Profile
Number of Taluk Panchayat 7
Number of Gram Panchayat 208
Number of Villages 698
Haveri is famous for its cardamom garlands. It is said that Haveri had around 1000 maths ( sacred religious places) in ancient days. One of the famous maths is Hukkeri Math. Haveri is also famous for marketing Byadagi red chillies, which are well known all over India. Haveri District is exactly in the centre of Karnataka with equal distance from Bidar in the far norh to Kollegal in far south. Haveri district consists of seven taluks namely Hanagal, Shiggaon, Savanur, Haveri, Byadagi, Hirekerur, Ranebennur. It is bounded by Dharwad district on the north, by Gadag district on north east, by Bellary district on East, by Davangere district on south, by Shimoga district on southwest and by Uttar Kannada on west and north west. Agriculture being the main occupation in the district, of the 485000 hectare of the geographical area of the district 360030 hectare is cultivated. Jawar, Cotton, Rice, Chilies, Gram, Groundnut, sunflower, sugarcane, and oilseeds are the major crops of the district. Varada, Kumadhvati, Dharma and Tungabhadra are the main rivers of the district. Apart from sand and building stones no other mineral ores are found in the district.

Kadambeshwar temple at Rattihalli, Someshwar temple at Haralahalli, Nagareshwar temple at Bankapura, Mukteshwara temple at Chaudayyadanapura, Siddheshwar temple at Haveri, Galageshwara temple at Galaganatha, Jain Basadi at Yalavatti, Madaga Falls at Masur, Kanakadasara Kaginele, HoleAnveri Temple, Kadaramandalagi Anjaneyaswami Temple. Depict the rich culture and history of the Haveri District. Temples at kaginele, Virabhadra Temple, Someshwara Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Narasimha Temple, Lakshmi Temple, Kalahasteshwara Temple, Adikesava Temple, Kaginele Mahasamsthana Kanaka Gurupeetha. Ranebennur Wild Life Sanctuary, Ranibennur_Blackbuck_Sanctuary attracts tourists.
   Haveri district has a very rich culture and tradition. The district is proud to be the birth place of Santa Shishunala Sharif, great saint Kanakadasaru, Sarvagnya, Hanagal Kumara Shivayogigalu, Wagish Panditaru, Writer Galaganatharu, Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayigalu, Gnyana Peetha Awardee Dr.V.K.Gokak and many more. The freedom fighter Mailara Mahadevappa, who resisted British rule, is from Motebennur in Haveri District. Another freedom fighter Gudleppa Hallikere a native of Hosaritti is also from this district. He started a residential school Gandhi Grameen Gurukul in Hosaritti. Bankapura Challaketaru, Guttavula Guttaru, Kadamba of Hanagal and Nurumbad are some of the well known Samanta Rulers. Devendramunigalu the teacher of Kannada Adikavi Pampa and Ajitasenacharya the teacher of Ranna Chavundaray lived in Bankapura.