Located in the northern part of Karnataka

New district carved out of Bijapur District in 1997

Divided into 6 Administrative Divisions: Badami, Bilagi, Bagalkot, Hunagund, Jamakhandi and Mudhol

Ruled upon by dynasties such as Adilshahi Empire, Nawabs of Savanura, Marathas and rulers such as Haidar Ali  

Rich in Limestone, Pink Granite, Copper, Iron ore, Dolomite

Popular for its silk and handloom industries and famous Ilkal sarees

70% of net area under cultivation
Presence of several UNESCO heritage sites
Major textile handloom and power loom cluster

Bagalkote on map of Karnataka

24,311 Crores

Total district GDP (INR)


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Area: 6,552 sq km

Rivers: KrishnaMalaprabha and Ghataprabha

Population: 18.89 lakhs

Population density: 288 persons per sq km


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Ideal ecosystem for cement industry & limestone units. Availability of raw materials, natural resources and infrastructure support

Textile and Handloom

More than 13 % of the total MSME units in the district are engaged in textile. Large number of skilled silk weavers in the district. Availability of cotton and skilled labour provides ample scope for handloom and textile industries in the district

Sugar and Food Processing

11 sugar factories in the district Established with co-generation and ethanol production units

Industrial Profile

Six  industrial estates

Three  industrial areas

Textile handloom and power loom cluster at Ilkal

Granite  Industry cluster  in Ilkal

Major Cold Chain Facility for export of Mango and other Horticulture Products

Storage and packing facilities at APMC in Bagalkote

High number of educational institutions such as University of Horticultural Sciences, B.V.V.S. Basaveshwar Engineering College

Sunrise Sectors


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