Sindhanur (also spelled Sindhnur) is a city and a major taluk in Raichur District, Karnataka, India. It is known for its thriving tractor market, which is one of the biggest in Asia. The city has a well cultural heritage and is often called the Rice Bowl city of Asia. The area is well known for its popular supermarkets and bazaars.

Sindhanur is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°46′12″N 76°45′20″E / 15.77000°N 76.75556°E / 15.77000; 76.75556Coordinates: 15°46′12″N 76°45′20″E / 15.77000°N 76.75556°E / 15.77000; 76.75556
Country India
HeadquartersSindhanur City
 • MLAವೆಂಕಟರಾವ್ ನಾಡಗೌಡ
 • Total1,567.70 km2 (605.29 sq mi)
377 m (1,237 ft)
 • Total116,837
 • Density225.74/km2 (584.7/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada Urdu Telugu Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code08535
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-36


Sindhanur is located at 15°47′N 76°46′E / 15.78°N 76.77°E / 15.78; 76.77.[1] Sindhanur is a City and City Municipal Council located in Raichur DIstrict in the state of Karnataka. Residents prefer the many amenities found in Sindhanur over other district zones in Karnataka. Sindhanur city has 37,040 households and is divided into 31 wards. It has food services like Zomato. Sindhanur city elections are held every 5 years to elect a representative of each ward. It has an average elevation of 377 metres (1,237 ft), and its area is 1,567.70 km2 (605.29 sq mi).


As of a 2017 Indian Census,[2] Sindhanur had a population of 116,837 (59,029 male, 57,808 female), representing a 54.06% increase since 2011. The sex-ratio of Sindhanur city is around 994, higher than the state average of 973. Sindhanur City has an average literacy rate of 83.98%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 87.72%, and female literacy is 80.01%. In Sindhanur, 19.44% of the population is under 6 years of age.


List of political leaders in Sindhanur:

  • Virupakashappa.K
  • Hampangouda Badarli
  • Venkatrao Nadagouda
  • Veerendraprasad Merinal 
  • Basavaraj Nadagouda
  • Sharanabasava Merinal
  • Basanagouda Badarli
  • Chandrashekar Nadagouda
  • Haji Mastan
  • Nadeem Mulla
  • Shabbir Hussain Ayodhi
  • Syed Jaffer Ali Jagirdar
  • Babu Gowda Badarli
  • Mallikarjun Patil
  • Rajshekar Patil
  • Murtuza Hussain Ayodhi
  • Abhinava Surya
  • Lakshmipathi Gobbarakal


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sindhnur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2017,Census(Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2019.