Bellary District in Karnataka State: Bellary is a historic city in Ballari district in Karnataka state, India. It is 306 Km from Bangalore, the state capital. On 1st November 2014, Bellary was renamed as Ballari with the approval of the central government of India. There are many stories in Belgaum on which people says that the name Bellary has been given. Some say that it has been named upon Lord Shiva story, some say that it has been named after a story of Lord Indra. According to 2011 census, the population of Bellary was around 6 lakhs. Sex ratio in Belgaum is around 916 females per 1000 males. In Belgaum people speaks Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, and Urdu. But the main language is Kannada and Telugu.
The Bellary city municipal council was upgraded to a city corporation in 2004. Granite rocks and hills are prominent features of Bellary. These two hills are dominant features and can be seen from everywhere from this district. When viewed from the southeast this hills looks like a profile of the human face and called as Face Hill. It has an average elevation of 495 meters or 1459 feet almost from the sea level. Mainly you can find black cotton soil. There are many places in Belgaum to visit and see some beauty. Like we can see Bellary Fort, British Colonel Buildings. There are many parks, gardens and green places in Belgaum. Transportation facilities are also great. Road, railways, nd air transport are great. Industries are also there in Belgaum. The steel industry, Textiles industry, Garments industry, Rice industry and many other industries are there in Belgaum. Bellary Thermal Power Station (BTPS) is located 19 Km away from the city. This is the second thermal plant after Raichur Thermal Power Station. So, overall Belgaum is one the most developed and beautiful districts in Karnataka.
Talukas in Bellary District