Dharwad

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dharwad
Dharwar
Nicknames: 
Pedha Nagari, Hubli-Dharwad City, Dharanagari, Vidya Kashi, Sanskratika nagari
Dharwad is located in Karnataka
Dharwad
Dharwad
Location in Karnataka
Dharwad is located in India
Dharwad
Dharwad
Dharwad (India)
Coordinates: 15°27′30″N 75°00′30″E / 15.45833°N 75.00833°E / 15.45833; 75.00833Coordinates: 15°27′30″N 75°00′30″E / 15.45833°N 75.00833°E / 15.45833; 75.00833
Country India
State Karnataka
DistrictDharwad
Founded byBahmani Sultanates
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporations
 • BodyHubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation
 • MPPralhad Joshi
 • MLA (Hubli Dharwad West)Arvind Bellad
 • MLA (Dharwad)Amrut Desai
 • MLA (Hubli Dharwad East)Abbayya Prasad
Area
 • City462 km2 (178 sq mi)
Elevation
750.0 m (2,460.6 ft)
Population
 • Rank52nd India, 2nd Karnataka
 • Density434/km2 (1,120/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,137,000
Demonym(s)Hubli Dharwadians, Dharawadadavra.
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Pincode(s)
580 xxx
Vehicle registrationKA-25, KA-63
Websitewww.dharwad.nic.in

Dharwad, also known as Dharwar, is a city located in the north western part of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Dharwad district of Karnataka and forms a contiguous urban area with the city of Hubballi. It was merged with Hubballi in 1962 to form the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad. It covers an area of 213 km2 (82 sq mi) and is located 430 km (270 mi) northwest of Bangalore, on NH-48, between Bangalore and Pune.