Located in northern part of Karnataka
Divided into 4 administrative divisions- Koppal, Gangavathi, Kushtagi and Yelburga
Potential sectors: Horticulture and Food Processing, IT, Biotechnology, etc.
Natural resources: Green Quartz, Pink Panther, Building Stones, Synite Brittle and Coronado
It is popular for its temples and key tourist destination includes Anegudi, Navabrindavana, Kanagiri & Kuknur
Area: 5,570 sq km
Population: 13.89 lakhs
Population density: 250 persons per sq km
University and Higher Education
Primary Health Centres
Two industrial estates
One industrial area
Notified under Agri-export zone
Presence of big players in hospitality : Taj Vivanta, Heritage Resorts, Orange County, Tamara, Mahendra, golf clubs etc.
Famous for its traditional colourful lacquerware work.