Shivamogga is located at an altitude of 640 meters above sea level  and situated at a distance of 273 Km from Bengaluru

Divided into 7 Talukas – Bhadravathi, Hosanagara, Sagar, Shikaripur, Shivamogga, Soraba and Thirthahalli 

District carries substantial significance in history - Ruled by the great Indian dynasties of the Kadambas, Gangas, Chalukyas, Rastrakutas, Keladi and Vijaynagar Kings

Shivamogga ( Face of Shiva), was established by the Keladi rulers. It reached its pinnacle during the rule of Shivappa Nayaka around 1600 A.D. 

Well-known for ‘Jog Falls’ - the highest falls in Asia
Sharavathi Hydel Project and Varahi Project contribute towards the substantial portion of the state's power needs
Significant presence of Agro based, Auto Component and wooden furniture manufacturing MSMEs

Shivamogga on map of Karnataka

26,857 Crores

Total district GDP(INR)


Contribution to state GDDP


District per capita income (INR)


Area: 8,478 sq km

Rivers: Tunga, Bhadra, Kumadvathi, Varada, Haridravathi, Gargita, Sharavathi, Kushavathi, Dandavathi

Population: 17.52 lakhs

Population density: 207 persons per sq km


Urbanization rate


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Social Infrastructure

Technical Education


University and Higher Education


Primary Health Centres


Community Centres


Food and Beverage

100 Acres Proposed Food Park Animal Feed Unit with an investment of INR 25 Crores There is a plenty of Areca Leaf plates making units in rural areas and many are exporting


Three hydro electric power units in Shimoga District contributes to 30% of the power generated in Karnataka Proposed Solar City (Shimoga –Bhadravathi


Wood carving clusters in Sagar, Shimoga and Sorab Taluks Wood turning and Laquerware cluster in Bhadravati Taluk Cane and Bamboo cluster in Agumbe Taluk

Industrial Profile

Six industrial estates

Four industrial areas

Existing SEZ at Machenahalli   

IT/BT Park of 40 acres by KEONICS

Presence of artisan clusters like Woodcarving, Wood turning and lacquerware, Cane and bamboo

Sunrise Sectors


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