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Devadurga is a town and the taluk headquarters of the Devadurga taluk in the Raichur district in the state of Karnataka, India.

Devadurga, India
city
Devadurga, India is located in Karnataka
Devadurga, India
Devadurga, India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 16°25′59″N 76°55′01″E / 16.433°N 76.917°E / 16.433; 76.917Coordinates: 16°25′59″N 76°55′01″E / 16.433°N 76.917°E / 16.433; 76.917
CountryIndia
StateKarnataka
DistrictRaichur
Lok Sabha ConstituencyRaichur
Area
 • Total7.43 km2 (2.87 sq mi)
Elevation
398 m (1,306 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total21,994
 • Density2,960.16/km2 (7,666.8/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
584 111
Telephone code08531
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA 36
Websitewww.devadurgatown.gov.in

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[1]population, 280,606 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 140,165 are males while 140,441 are females. . Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Devadurga has an average literacy rate of 43%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 50% and, female literacy is 36%. In Devadurga, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

TourismEdit

  • Devadurga is also famous for the 500-year-old baobab tree.[2] There are only a handful of baobab trees in India and other known baobabs are in Savanur in Haveri district.
  • Ancient fort located in the town.[3]
  • Devadurga is famous for the Hazrat Zahiruddin Badshah Quadri Al-Jeelani Bagdadi Dargah.
  • Kyadigera village on Sirwar-Arakera road is famous for the ancient fort.[4]
  • Gabbur is known as temple town of Raichur district. Gabbur is 28 km from Devadurga.
  • Masarkal village is located near the Devadurga. Masarkal is famous for the ancient cave dedicated to Hazarat Haji Ibrahim Sha Quadri (Babayya).
  • Jalahalli village is located on state highway and it have two famous temple shree laxmi ranganatha temple .Shri jagadaradya jayashanthlingeswar temple and one more isKoppur village is located near Krishna river, Famous for Sri Narasimha Swamy Temple Since more than 1000 Years Old Ancient Temple


Benekal is the village at the distance of 10km from devadurga and the famous Anegudi temple is present

TransportEdit

Devadurga road constructions is going on and will be completed by 2015 and will be comfortable for the people to get connected by road to Bangalore, Hubli, Hyderabad, Bagalkot and other major cities. The nearest major airport is in Hyderabad.

Long-distance bus routesEdit

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs a bus service to other cities and villages. There are also various private bus services.

RailwaysEdit

Raichur is the nearest railway station to Devadurga and Raichur is served by a major rail line and is well connected by trains to all major parts of India such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari, Pune, Bhopal and Agra.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ [1][permanent dead link]