Kushtagi

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Kushtagi

ಕುಷ್ಟಗಿ
city
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictKoppal
Elevation
639 m (2,096 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total21,180
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
583277
Vehicle registrationKA 37

Kushtagi Kannada: ಕುಷ್ಟಗಿ is a panchayat town in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is part of the Koppal district.

Historically city gets its name by a disease called kushta roga in Kannada. It is believed British rulers used this village as a camp to seperate out and keep the deceased people here.

In the 2001 census,[1] Kushtagi had a population of 21,180.

Kushtagi is well connected by road to Bangalore, Hubli, Raichur, Bagalkot and other major cities. The nearest major airport is in Hubli. Koppal and Hospet have the nearest railway stations to Kushtagi.

Villages in the Kushtagi area include:[2]

  • Vanageri
  • Varikal
  • Virupapur
  • Yelbunchi
  • Yelburthi
  • Yerigeri
  • Zhoolkunti
  • Zhunjalkoppa


Though India got independence from British. It was under Nizams of Hyderabad when rest of the India was struggling for independence. Nizams continued to rule it even post Independent India And kushtagi had to carry a seperate fight to get its independence.


References[change | change source]

  1. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  2. "Villagemap". Retrieved 2008-12-18.