Haveri district, right at the centre

Haveri district is exactly at the centre of Karnataka with equal distance from Bidar in the far north to Kollegal in the far south. Haveri district consists of seven taluks namely Hanagal, Shiggaon, Savanur, Haveri, Byadgi, Hirekerur and Ranebennur.

It is bound by Dharwad district on the north, by Gadag district on the north east, by Bellary district on east, by Davangere district on south, by Shimoga district on the southwest and by Uttara Kannada on the west and north west. Before it was made a separate district, it was part of Dharwad district. Haveri is 335 km from Bangalore. It is the administrative and political headquarters of the district, whereas Ranebennur in the south is a business hub.

Haveri is famous for its cattle markets, oil mills and cotton markets. The noted towns of the district include Hanagal, Akki-Alur, Kumar Pattanam, Byadgi, Ranebennur and Kaginele.

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