Situated in the south-western part of Karnataka state 

Divided into 7 administrative divisions- Chickmagalur, Kadur, Koppa, Mudigere, N.R Pura, Sringeri and Tarikere   

Forested hilly region with heavy rainfall

Kudremukh range located 95 km southwest of Chikmagalur town, situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level, and is rich in iron ore deposits.

Coffee land of Karnataka
Emerging hub for storage/cold storage infrastucture and reeling (silk-based) industries
‘Malnad’ is the largest area of the district

Chikkamagaluru on map of Karnataka

21,287 Crores

Total district GDP (INR)


Contribution to state GDDP


District per capita income (INR)


Area: 7,201 sq km

Rivers: Thunga, Bhadra, Vedavatha, Yagachi, Hemavati and Netravathi

Population: 11.38 lakhs

Population density: 158 persons per sq km


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Social Infrastructure

Technical Education


University and Higher Education


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Agriculture and Food Processing

With varied agro- climatic conditions and fertile soil conditions, the district offers huge potential for various food processing industries Approximately 35% of the MSMEs are agro- based Famous for coffee, known as the ‘coffee land’ of Karnataka 611 food processing units are currently present 2 food processing clusters located in Sakrayapatna,


Private universities, R&D park with an investment of INR 500 and 300 crores respectively

Textile and Tourism

Textiles: SSI units of baby bloomer suits, bandage cloth, infant garments, laundry, readymade fashion garments, saree falls, school bags, school bags, school uniforms, surgical dresses. 1,578 textile based MSME and artisan units located here. Tourism supportive industries: Corporate Hospitality Centre with potential investment of 200 crores

Industrial Profile

Three  industrial estates

One  industrial area

Two  food processing clusters located in Sakrayapatna

Emerging hub for storage/ cold storage infrastructure and reeling (silk- based) industries

Sunrise Sectors


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