Chikballapura district is a district in the state of Karnataka, India.
On 23 August 2007, it was carved out of the pre-existing Kolar
district which was the fourth largest district(before bifurcation) of
Karnataka by moving the talukas of Gauribidanur, Gudibanda, Bagepalli,
Sidlaghatta and Chintamani into the new district.
Kannada is the official and most widely spoken language.
The town of
Chikballapur is the district headquarters and a key
transport link in the North
Bangalore area. The north-south six-lane
National Highway 44 (NH-44) as well as the East-West Highway 69 go
through the district. A rail line runs north from
Bangalore to the
town of Chikballapur, east past Doddaganjur to
Srinivaspur and south
to the town of Kolar.
1 Towns and attractions
5 External links
Towns and attractions
The Dargha of Hazrath Peer Syed Gayazaulla Shah Naseeri Located
Honnenahalli Hyderabad Highway
Chikkaballapur (2.5 km from
The town of
Muddenahalli is the birthplace of eminent engineer and
statesman Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya) is the site of the Sri
Sathya Sai Baba University.
The Nandi Hills and Nandi Fort (Nandi Durga) are situated within the
Jibin fort is also situated near nandi hills
The Dargha Of Hazrath Miskeen Shah vali Chikkaballapur
Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple
Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple (also spelt "Bhoga Nandishwara" or "Bhoga
Nandishvara") is a Hindu temple located in Nandi village, at the base
of Nandi Hills (or Nandidurga) in the
Chikkaballapur district of
Karnataka state, India. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Yali pillars at Ranganatha temple, Rangasthala
According to a popular legend, the Marigowda, the son of the chief
Avathimalla Biregowda, was hunting one day in the Kodimanchanahalli
forest. He found a rabbit standing fearlessly in front of hunting
dogs. Excited by this, the chief told his son that it was a sign of
the boldness of the local people. So, he obtained permission from the
Vijayanagara and built a fort and a town. This in course of
time developed into the town of Chickballapur. During the rule of
Baichegowda, the king of
Mysore attacked the fort but had to withdraw
due to the interference of Marathas. Dodda Byregowda, who came to
power after Baichegowda, resumed control of the territories seized
earlier by Mysore. In 1762, during the rule of Chikkappanayaka, Hyder
Ali laid siege the town for a period of three months. Then
Chikkappanayaka agreed to pay 5-lakhs pagodas, and the army was
After this, Chikkappa Nayaka with the help of Murariraya of Gooty
tried to get back his powers. He was hiding at Nandi hills along with
Chikkappa Nayaka. Immediately
Hyder Ali took Chickballapur and other
places and arrested Chikkappa Nayaka. Then with interfere of Lord
Cornwallis, Chickballapur was handed over to Narayanagowda.some
sources suggest that Lord Cornvallis visited the temple of Lord Shiva
in Peresandra which is 18 km off of chikkaballapur.in few
references British text suggest that Peresandra has a tremendous
history; upon knowing this,
Tipu Sultan again acquired Chikballapur.
In 1791 British occupied Nandi & left Narayanagowda to rule the
town; due to this fight between Britishers and
Tipu Sultan again
started. Narayanagowda lost his administration. Later on the British
defeated Tipu Sultan. Chickballapur also came under the administration
of Wodeyars of Mysore, which is now a part of Karnataka.
As of the 2011 census
Chikkaballapur district had a population of
1,255,104, roughly equal to the nation of Trinidad and Tobago or
the US state of New Hampshire. This gave it a ranking of 385th in
population of districts in
India (out of a total of 640). The
district had a population density of 298 inhabitants per square
kilometre (770/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the
decade 2001-2011 was 9.17%. Chikkaballapura had a sex ratio of 968
females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 70.08%.
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^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population".
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago 1,227,505 July 2011
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