Haveri is a district located in the Indian state of Karnataka, with the city of Haveri serving as its administrative center. The district is known for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance, and is also a popular tourist destination.
The history of Haveri can be traced back to the prehistoric era, as evidenced by the presence of megalithic burial sites in the region. The area was ruled by various dynasties over the centuries, including the Kadambas, Chalukyas, Hoysalas, and Vijayanagar Empire. The region was also under the control of the Bahmani Sultanate and later the Bijapur Sultanate before being annexed by the Marathas in the 18th century. After the fall of the Maratha Empire, Haveri came under British control until India's independence in 1947.
Haveri is located in the northern part of Karnataka, with an area of 4,835 square kilometers. The district is situated between the Western Ghats and the Deccan Plateau, with the Tungabhadra River flowing through the region. The district is known for its fertile agricultural land, and crops like sugarcane, paddy, jowar, and cotton are grown here.
According to the 2011 census, the population of Haveri district is 1,439,116, with a sex ratio of 963 females per 1000 males. The literacy rate in the district is 76.89%, with the male literacy rate at 85.34% and the female literacy rate at 68.11%. The major languages spoken in the district are Kannada, Hindi, and English.
Agriculture is the mainstay of Haveri's economy, with the district being one of the largest producers of sugarcane in Karnataka. Other crops grown in the region include paddy, jowar, cotton, maize, and groundnuts. The district also has a significant presence of small and medium scale industries, with the major ones being agro-based, textile, and engineering industries.
Haveri has a rich cultural heritage, with various temples, forts, and other historical monuments dotting the district. The district is also known for its folk art and music, with the Yakshagana and Bhavageethe forms being popular among the locals. The district also has a strong literary tradition, with many noted Kannada writers hailing from the region.
Haveri is a popular tourist destination, with its historical monuments and cultural heritage attracting visitors from all over India. Some of the major tourist attractions in the district include:
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