Haveri district

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Haveri is a district in the state of Karnataka, India with the potential to become a tourist hub.[2] As of 2011, it had a population of 1,597,668 of which 20.78% were urban residents.

Haveri district

Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Ranebennuru, Haveri District, Karnataka
Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Ranebennuru, Haveri District, Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°48′N 75°24′E / 14.8°N 75.4°E / 14.8; 75.4Coordinates: 14°48′N 75°24′E / 14.8°N 75.4°E / 14.8; 75.4
Country India
Largest cityRanebennur
TaluksRanebennur, Haveri, Hangal, Byadgi, Hirekerur, Shiggaon, Savanur, Rattihalli
 • Deputy CommissionerShri. Sanjay 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


Examples of tourist attractions in the district:

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

Churches at Haveri

  • St Anne's Church at Hangal Road, Bharathi Nagar, Haveri
  • St James Church at Guttal
  • Church, Ranebennur

Temples at Kaginele

  • Kaginele Mahasamsthana Kanaka Gurupeetha
  • Handiganuor
  • Ranebennur Wild Life Sanctuary in Haveri District
  • Hombanna Bavi Akkialur Village.[3]
  • Satenahalli Shatensha (Anjaneya) temple is located just 30 km from Haveri and 40 km from Ranibennur in Hirekerur Taluk.


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 Bellary 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.

According to the 2011 census Haveri district has a population of 1,597,668,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau[6] or the US state of Idaho.[7] This gives it a ranking of 312th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 331 inhabitants per square kilometre (860/sq mi).[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.08%.[5] Haveri has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 77.6%.[5]

Associated peopleEdit

  • Sudha Murthy, Infosys chairman was born in Shiggavon
  • Mahakavi Ranna: Mahakavi Ranna was born in Bankpur town near Haveri
  • Kanakadasa: Kanakadasa was born in Bada village which is situated in the district.
  • Pandith Panchaksari Gawaigalu: He was born in Kada Shettihalli Tq, Hangal Dist: Haveri.
  • Sarvajnya was born in Abaluru Tq: Hirekeruru, Dist: Havari.
  • Junior Rajkumar Ashok Basti was born in Devagiri Tq: Haveri Dist: Haveri
Politics and war
  • Mailara Mahadevappa: the freedom fighter who resisted British rule, is from Motebennur in Haveri District.
  • Siddappa Hosamani Karajgi: a freedom fighter who resisted British rule is a native of Karajgi. He was a great lawyer and a close associate of Subhas Chandra Bose. He was a state congress president, elected as a member of parliament, and a founder of Municipal High School in Haveri. Served for poor people. Statue was put in Haveri district place near the K.S.R.T.C bus stand on the NH4 Highway inaugurated by the chief minister of Karnataka.
  • Gudleppa Hallikere: is another freedom fighter who is a native of Hosaritti. He started a residential school Gandhi Grameen Gurukul in Hosaritti.[when?]
  • Ramaanand Mannagi: Noted freedom fighter and a Gandhian. He started an aashram at Jangamanakoppa, five km from Haveri.
Art and literature
  • Santa Shishunal Sharif: He was a great poet and philosopher of the 19th century. The folk songs he wrote are still relevant. His native place is Shishuvinahal of Shiggaon Taluk in Haveri district.[why?]
  • Subbanna Ekkundi: A recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award[clarification needed]
  • Puttaraj Gavaigalu: He was born in Devagiri dist Haveri, he was a great Hindustani classical singer, founder of Veereswara Punyashrama Gadag.
  • Galaganatharu was the great author from Galganath Dist: Haveri
  • V. K. Gokak was born in Savanoor. Dist: Haveri. The great author and Jnanapeetha award winner.
  • N. Basavaraj was born in Gudageri Dist: Haveri He was a great actor and drama company owner.
  • B. C. Patil: a Kannada film actor from Yeliwala Dist: Haveri

Schools and colleges in KannadaEdit


  • St. Annes English Medium High School, Haveri
  • Sai-Chandra Gurukul, Basaveshwar Nagar.
  • Sri Channappa Kunnuru High school, Shiggaon
  • Municipal High school
  • Jyna Ganga Shikshana Samiti Kannada Medium School, High school, (also known as Geleyara Balaga)
  • K.L.E's English Medium CBSE School
  • Gandhi Grameen Gurukul Hosaritti
  • J.P. Rotary School
  • Lions English Medium School
  • Hukkerimath Shivabasaveshwara High School, Haveri
  • Sri Murarji Desai Residential High School, Negalur
  • Karnataka Public School, Hanagal Road Haveri
  • B.K.Gupta High School, Ranebennur
  • St. Annes English Medium School, Haveri


  • Gudleppa Hallikeri College of Arts and Commerce
  • K.L.E's C.B.Kolli Polytechnic college
  • Karnataka Public School, Hanagal Road Haveri
  • S.J.M. College (also known as Hosamath
  • STJ Institute of Technology, Ranebennur
  • Vidhya Bharati Education Society, Savanur
  • Government Engineering College, Devagiri, Haveri.

Government first grade college Haveri Government first grade college for women Haveri Government first grade college Hirekerur Government first grade college Savanur Government first grade Arts and Commerce college Bankapur C G Bellad government first grade college AkkiAlur Government first grade college Shiggaon Government first grade college Byadgi Government first grade college Ranebennur Government first grade college Hanagal Government first grade college Chikkabasur Government first grade college Sunakalbidri

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Haveri District : Census 2011 data
  2. ^ "Hold investors' meet in Haveri". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 17 February 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Colours of Haveri". DHNS. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est.
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Idaho 1,567,582

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