Bounded by five districts namely Haveri and Shimoga on the west, Bellary on the north, Chitradurga on the east 

District was carved out of Chitradurga, Shimoga and Bellary districts 

Spread across 6 talukas  Davangere, Harihar, Jagalur, Honnali, Channagiri & Harapanahalli 

Major agro-industrial activity revolves around rice and sugarcane, with a number of sugar mills in and around this area 

Known as the Manchester of Karnataka
Birthplace of Davanagere Cotton Mills, famous cotton textile brand in India
Known for its higher educational institutes run by the Bapuji Educational Association

Davangere on map of Karnataka

18,950 Crores

Total district GDP (INR)


Contribution to state GDDP


District per capita income (INR)


Area: 5,976 sq km

Rivers: Tungabhadra

Population: 19.46 lakhs

Population density: 329 persons per sq kma


Literacy rate


Literacy rate

Social Infrastructure

Technical Education


University and Higher Education


Primary Health Centres


Community Centres


Agriculture and food processing

Provides the highest employment in the district Sugarcane, maize, rice, fruits, vegetables, gherkins are major in production here 3 sugar industries located here Small rice mills also present

Textile and Handloom

Known as the Manchester of Karnataka Favourable soil conditions with black alluvial soil 50 acre apparel park proposed in the district Textile constitutes 13% of the SSI units

Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Sericulture

Shanthisagar- 2nd largest freshwater lake in Asia Tungabhadra river and 421 minor tanks provide enough scope Animal husbandry accounts for INR 179 crores annually Sericulture practiced in 176 villages by 590 farmers Supporting infrastructure such as cocoon markets are well established here

Industrial Profile

Two  industrial estates

Four industrial areas

Davangere has been identified as one of the nodes of Bangalore Mumbai Economic Corridor

Known as the Manchester of Karnataka

Sunrise Sectors


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