New district that has been carved out of the existing Kolar district in the year 2007
Key transport link to North Bangalore and a regional transport and educational hub
Divided into 6 Administrative Divisions – Gouribidanur, Gudibande, Begepalli, Chikkaballapur, Sidlaghatta and Chintamani.
Major producer for grapes, grain and silk.
Rich in agriculture, horticultural and livestock resources
Area: 4,244 sq km
Rivers: Papagni, Chitravathi and Dakshina Pinakini
Population: 12.55 lakh
Population density: 296 persons per sq km
University and Higher Education
Primary Health Centres
Five industrial estates
Two industrial areas
Melur Textile Cluster Development Society is located here
Second leading district in the State in cocoon production