Dharwad District and Talukas in Karnataka State


Dharwad District and talukas: Dharwad District is an administrative district of the state of Karnataka in southern India. Dharwad is the cultural headquarters of North Karnataka. Dharwad is famous for its Dharwad Peda – a milk based sweetmeat. Dharwad is located 425 km northwest of Bangalore and 421 km south of Pune, on the main highway between Bangalore and Pune in Maharashtra. Karnataka High Court circuit Bench is also based here. The word Dharwad means a place of rest in a long travel. Dharwad district is situated in the Western sector of the northern half of Karnataka State. The district is bounded on the North by the District of Belgaum, on the East by the district of Gadag, on the South Haveri and on the West by Uttara Kannada district. All these districts which surround Dharwad district belong to Karnataka State only. On the agricultural front, the presence of black soil helps in raising crops like Cotton, Wheat, Ragi, Jowar and Oilseeds and that of red soil is more suitable for paddy.

Dharwad District

Dharwad District



According to the 2011 census Dharwad district has a population of 18.5 lakhs. Dharwad has been a renowned center of learning, with many famous high schools, colleges, and universities. Marathi was a popular language in Dharwad until the middle of the 19th century. Dharwad has Kannada, English, and Urdu medium schools. Hubli is an important industrial center, with more than 1000 allied small and medium industries already established. There are machine tools industries, electrical, steel furniture, food products, rubber and leather industries and tanning industries. NWKRTC (North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation) is a state-run corporation headquartered at Hubli. There is excellent inter-city transportation from Dharwad. Hubli is the Headquarter of South Western Railways Zone of Indian Railways. With night-landing facilities being constructed at Hubli Airport, the traffic is expected to grow. Dharwad has a sex ratio of 967 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 80.3%. Places of Interest, Dharwad district has many tourist attractions including historical temples and other monuments. Kannada is most spoken language in this district. However, Marathi is also spoken by a sizeable population. Jowar, maize, wheat, cotton, onions and rice are grown. The district also grows mangoes, papaya, and bananas as horticultural produce. There are many subsidiary agricultural industries such as the production of puffed rice, beaten rice, and edible oils.

Talukas  in Dharwad District

Hubli Dharwad Dharwad
Navalgund Kundgol
Kalghatgi Hubli


Map of Dharwad District




Districts Of Karnataka State

Bagalkot District Bengaluru urban District Bengaluru Rural District
Belagavi District Bellary District Bidar District
Vijayapura District Chamarajanagar District Chikballapur District
Chikamagaluru District Chitradurga District Dakshina Kannada District
Devanagari District Dharwad District Gadag District
Gulbarga Hassan Haveri
Kodagu District Kolar District Koppal District
Mandya District Mysuru District Raichur District
Ramanagara District Shivamogga District Tumakuru District
Udipi District Uttara Kannada District Yadgir District


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