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Haveri district
ಹಾವೇರಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ
Clockwise from top-right: Galageshwara Temple at Galaganatha, Siddhesvara Temple in Haveri, Rajkumar circle in Utsav Rock Garden, Tarakeshwara Temple at Hangal, Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple in Ranebennur
Location in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka
Haveri district
Coordinates: 14°48′N 75°24′E / 14.8°N 75.4°E / 14.8; 75.4
Country India
DivisionKittur Karnataka
 • Deputy CommissionerSanjay Shettannanavar
 • Total1,597,668
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+ 91 (08375)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA 27 Haveri
KA 68 Ranebennuru

Haveri is a district in the state of Karnataka, India.[2] As of 2011, it had a population of 1,597,668, out of which 20.78% were urban residents. The district headquarters is Haveri.

Name of the place Haveri is derived from two Kannada words "Havu" which means snake and "keri" which means lake together "Havukeri".


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Core area of Western Chalukya monuments
Typical Western Chalukya dravida Vimana at Siddheshwara temple in Haveri, Karnataka

Core area of Western Chalukya monuments includes the places Badami, Sudi, Annigeri, Mahadeva Temple (Itagi), Gadag, Lakkundi, Lakshmeshwar, Dambal, Haveri, Bankapura, Rattahalli, Kuruvatti, Bagali, Balligavi, Chaudayyadanapura, Galaganatha, Hangal. It was possible because Soapstone is found in abundance in these areas. Haveri also comes under Core area of Western Chalukya architectural activity.

History of Haveri district dates to pre-historic period. About 1300 stone writings of different rulers like Chalukyas, Rastrakutas are found in the district. Bankapura Challaketaru, Guttavula Guttaru, Kadambas of Hangal and Nurumbad are some of the well known Samanta Rulers. Devendramunigalu the teacher of Kannada Adikavi Pampa and Ajitasenacharya the teacher of Ranna Chavundaraya lived in Bankapura. This was also the second capital of Hoysala Vishnuvardhana. Guttaru ruled during latter part of the 12th century and up to end of the 13th century from Guttavol (Guttal) village as Mandaliks of Chalukya, independently for some time and as Mandaliks of Seunas of Devagiri. Shasanas found in Chaudayyadanapura (Choudapur), a village near Guttal, reveal that Mallideva was Mandalika of 6th Vikramaditya of Chalukyas. Jatacholina, under the leadership of Mallideva built the Mukteshwara temple at Chaudayyadanapura (Choudapur).

Kadambas of Nurumbad during the period of Kalyani Chalukyas ruled about 100 villages with Rattihalli as their capital.


Examples of tourist attractions in the district:

Haveri region tourism map, Karnataka
Galageshwara Temple at Galaganatha, Karnataka

Churches at Haveri

Temples at Kaginele

Hotels Nearby


Distance from the major cities of Karnataka to Haveri

Haveri District is exactly in the centre of Karnataka, being equidistant from Bidar in the far north and Kollegal in the far south. The district consists of Eight taluks, namely (Rattihalli), Hanagal, Shiggaon, Savanur, Haveri, Byadagi, Hirekerur, and Ranebennur. It is bounded by Dharwad district in the north, by Gadag district in the northeast, by Vijayanagara district in the east, by Davangere district in the south, by Shimoga district in the southwest and by Uttar Kannada in the west and northwest. Before it was made into its own district, it was part of Dharwad District. Haveri is 335 km from Bangalore.

Haveri is the administrative and political headquarters of the district, whereas Ranebennur in the south is a business hub.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Religion in Haveri district (2011)[5]
Other or not stated

According to the 2011 census Haveri district has a population of 1,597,668,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau[7] or the US state of Idaho.[8] This gives it a ranking of 312th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 331 inhabitants per square kilometre (860/sq mi).[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.08%.[6] Haveri has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 77.6%. 22.25% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 13.77% and 8.85% of the population respectively.[6]

Languages in Haveri district (2011)[9]

  Kannada (77.29%)
  Urdu (17.70%)
  Lambadi (2.48%)
  Others (2.53%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 77.29% of the population spoke Kannada, 17.70% Urdu and 2.84% Lambadi as their first language.[9]


Notable people

Politics and war
Art and literature

See also


  1. ^ Haveri District : Census 2011 data
  2. ^ "Hold investors' meet in Haveri". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 17 February 2007. Archived from the original on 24 February 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Colours of Haveri". DHNS. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Karnataka". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Handbook: Haveri" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est.
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Idaho 1,567,582
  9. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Karnataka". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 26 July 2022.