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Bangalore Rural district
Location in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka
Coordinates: 13°16′50″N 77°37′21″E / 13.280602°N 77.622607°E / 13.280602; 77.622607
Country India
Bangalore Rural District15 August 1986
Founded byGovernment of Karnataka
TalukasDevanahalli, Doddaballapura, Hoskote, Nelamangala
 • Deputy CommissionerDr. Shivashankara N (IAS)
 • Additional Deputy CommissionerAmaresh H, K.A.S
 • Total2,298 km2 (887 sq mi)
 • Rank30th
 • Total990,923
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+ 91-80
Vehicle registration

Bangalore Rural district is one of the 31 districts in Karnataka, India. It was formed in 1986, when Bangalore District was divided into Bangalore Rural and Bangalore Urban. Presently in Bangalore Rural district, there are 4 talukas: Devanahalli, Nelamangala, Doddaballapura, Hoskote. It has 20 hoblies, 294 villages, 3 towns, 2 tier-three cities, administered by 66 Village Panchayats (Grama Panchayitis), 3 Town Municipal Councils (Purasabes) and 2 City Municipal Councils (Nagarsabes).[2][3][4]

Proximity to the city of Bangalore has its impact on the district, with a considerable daily commuting population. The rural people are mostly agriculturists, although with the advent of Special Economic Zones in the area, service and IT industries are booming. Devanahalli is set to be the site of a 95 billion Devanahalli Business Park, near the Kempegowda International Airport.[5]

District profile


According to the 2011 census, the total population of the district was, 990,923 of which 21.65% were urban[6] with a population density of 309 persons per km2. Bangalore Rural district has 22.5% of its population belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. Hinduism is the major religion of this district. The Bangalore Rural district is essentially an agriculture district but it has sufficient scope for industrialisation, dairy development and sericulture.

It is the second least populous district in Karnataka (out of 30), after Kodagu.[1] The district is endowed with agricultural and horticultural crops such as ragi, rice, groundnut, sugarcane, castor, grapes, mulberry, etc. There are adequate infrastructural facilities such as transport and communications, banking, credit, and marketing. Though the region is not rich in mineral resources, its non-metallic mineral resources are utilised for bricks, tiles, and stoneware manufacture. For many years, weaving has also been a major occupation for a large section of the population. The soil and such climatic conditions are congenial for the cultivation of mulberry, rearing of silkworms, and production of silk, besides other agro-based industries. There are a number of wineries and quantity of production of wine has been increasing. There is a proposal by the Government of Karnataka to rename Bangalore Rural district to Kempe Gowda. In September 2007, the taluks of Kanakapura, Ramanagara, Magadi and Channapatna were merged to form the Ramanagara district.[7]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Religion in Bangalore Rural district (2011)[9]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

According to the 2011 census Bangalore Rural district has a population of 990,923.[1] This gives it a ranking of 449th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 441 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,140/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.02%.[1] Bangalore Rural has a sex ratio of 945 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 78.29%. 27.12% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 21.57% and 5.34% of the population respectively.[1]

Languages of Bangalore Rural district (2011)[10]

  Kannada (71.67%)
  Telugu (12.84%)
  Urdu (9.22%)
  Tamil (3.29%)
  Hindi (0.96%)
  Others (2.02%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 71.67% of the population spoke Kannada, 12.84% Telugu, 9.22% Urdu and 3.29% Tamil and 0.96% Hindi as their first language.[10]

See also



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "District Census Handbook: Bengaluru Rural" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  2. ^ "Village & Panchayats | Bangalore Rural District , Government of Karnataka | India". Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Subdivision & Blocks | Bangalore Rural District , Government of Karnataka | India". Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Karnataka Municipal Data Society".
  5. ^ "Karnataka focuses on infrastructure development | Business Line". 5 September 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Census GIS India". Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2009.
  7. ^ "History of Ramanagara". Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  8. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  9. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Karnataka". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Karnataka". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.