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                The historical city Chitradurga was earlier known as Chintanakallu, Chitrakalludurga, Che(chi)mmattanadurga, Chinmanagiridurga, Singanagiridurga, Chintanagiridurga, Chatrakaldurga, Chimmatanadurga, Chinmulagiridurga, Farrakabad, Chinmuladripura, Chitaldrug and so on. Presently it is known as Chitradurga. Being located at the central part of Karnataka, Chitradurga has its own uniqueness in the history of the state. The historical city of Chitradurga has been known for its worderfully constructed fort. The fort of Chitradurga is one the significant historical monuments of Karnataka. The fort being built using natural ghats and hillocks, is well fortified and lay as centre of attraction to tourists of native as well as foreign countries.  Strings of mountains and mounds, valleys and tanks, forts and temples and towers, monasteries, sculptures, inscriptions and monuments stretched almost in the city. These  treasures do attract the scholars as well as the common people equally.


Chitradurga is situated in the centre of Karnataka State. It is 200 Kms away from the capital city (Bangalore). It is located in between 13.14 to 15.02 latitude and 75.37 to 77.01 longitude, to the north of the city lie Davavanagere and Bellary districts, to the south lies Tumkur, the west lie Shimoga and Chikamagalur districts. The city in the east shares Ananthapura district which belongs to Andhra Pradesh.


Chitradurga is enriched by mountains and hillocks. In fact, the beauty of the city is enriched by the strings of hillock. Topography of the city is distinguished as plane land and mountainous regions. The eastern parts of Vedavathi river (Hiriyur and Challakere) is known as plane lands. Whereas the regions of Molakalmur, northern parts of Hosadurga and eastern parts of Holalkere are hilly regions.


The stone arrangement of the city is known as one the significant structures in the nation. Iron and Manganese ores are available minerals here. Added to these, copper, Gold, Limestone and Granite stones are on the list of available recourses.


The southern parts of the city is generally red soil, whereas the northern parts is known for black soil. The admixture of both the soil kinds finds hard to define the category of the soil.  As these soil kinds consist of humidity, they are fit for dry cultivation. The lands of central part to northern  parts of the district prone fertile soil when compared to other regions of the district.


Summer is too hot in Chitradurga. During the month of April temperature goes upt to 41 degree Celsius. During the winter season temperature goes below 14 degree Celsius. As the city claims to have a kind of high winds, there are windmill projects to produce electricity. The windmill projects to produce electricity. The windmill project is patted as one of the unconventional methods of fuel productions.


The Vedavathi is the major river that flows across the district. This river flows nearly 200 kms. A dam is constructed to the Vevdavathi river at Marikanive, of Hiriyur taluk. This dam is constructed during the period of Krishnaraja Odeyar. Diwan Sheshadri Iyer laid the foundation of this dam construction.

The river flows across Hiriyur and Challakere in the Chitradurga district, later on enters Andhra Pradesh, in the name of “Hagari” and finally joins Tungabhadra at Siriguppa (Bellary). Several parts of Hiriyur get irrigated by this river. Hiriyur and Challkere towns have been using the river for drinking water.


The geographical area of the district is stretched to 8377.78 Sq,kms that has been divided into 6 taluks, 22 Hoblis and 1063 villages. After the implimentation of decentralization 185 grama/villages panchayaths, one City Municipality, 3 Municipalities and 2 Town Panchayaths come into existence.


According to 2011 census, the population of the district is 16,59,456. Among them, 8,41,343 are male (50.67%) and 8,19,035 (49.33%) are female. According to the ratio for every thousand men there are 969 women.


According to 2011 census, the district has 2.7% of State population, density is rare. The populations density of the district stood in the 17th place of the State. The population density is distributed to 197 for every


According to 2011 census, the total literacy rate of Chitradurga District is 73.71% . The male literacy rate is 81.37 % and the female literacy rate is 65.88% in Chitradurga district.


Tourist places in Chitraduraga District


Tourist places


Chitradurga Fort, Chandravalli, Jogimatti, Adumalleshwara, Ingaladal, Thamatakallu, Pandarahalli, Turuvanuru, Sirigere.


Nayakanahatti, Thalak, Ramadurga (Hosagudda) Belagere


Vani vilasa Sagara dam, Gayathri dam, Harthikote.


Horaderedevapura, Malladihalli, Ramagiri, Doddahotte Rangappana betta.


Halurameshwar, Neeragunda, Gavirangapura (Gaviranga Ranganatha swamy Betta) Sanehalli, Mattod, Janakallu, Baguru, Srirampura, Mylara mata, Heggere, Dasharatha Rameshwara


Nukimale, Molakalmuru (koogubande) Bhrammagiri, Jattingarameshwara

Last Updated: 26-11-2020 12:50 PM Updated By: Admin

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