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Hosapete
ಹೊಸಪೇಟೆ
Hosapete
City
Nickname(s): Steel City, Back Door of Vijayanagara
Hosapete is located in Karnataka
Hosapete
Hosapete
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°16′00″N 76°30′00″E / 15.2667°N 76.5°E / 15.2667; 76.5Coordinates: 15°16′00″N 76°30′00″E / 15.2667°N 76.5°E / 15.2667; 76.5
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Ballari district
Founded by Sri KrishnaDevaraya
Named for Nagalapura
Government
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body CMC
Area
 • Total 54.81 km2 (21.16 sq mi)
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 206,159
 • Rank 224th in india ;13th in karantaka
 • Density 4,048.68/km2 (10,486.0/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 583 201
Telephone code 08394
Vehicle registration KA-35

Hospet or Hosapete is a city in the Bellary District in central Karnataka, India. It is located on the Tungabhadra River, 12km from Hampi. Hampi is a World Heritage site containing the ruins of the medieval city Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

History[edit]

Hospet was built in 1520 AD by Krishna Deva Raya, one of the rulers of Vijayanagara. He built the city to honour the memory of his mother Nagalambika. The city was originally named Nagalapura; however, people referred to the city as Hosa Pete, which meant "New City". The area between Hampi and Hospet is still called Nagalapura. This was the main entrance to the city of Vijayanagara for travellers coming from Goa and the west coast.

The current MLA for this area is Anand Singh.[1] The government approved a request to rename the city in October 2014, and Hospet was renamed "Hosapete" on 1 November 2014.[2]

About[edit]

Hospet is well connected to several important cities in India. Ballari, the regional capital, is located approximately 60km away from Hospet. Bengaluru is 330km away. In addition, the the city has a well-developed market area. Hospet is a well-known tourist destination, mainly due to the proximity of Hampi. Tungabhadra Dam is another asset that makes Hospet a popular destination for tourists. Hospet is also notable for its iron ore mining and steel plants.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the total population of Hospet was 206,159. The town has an average literacy rate of 80%, with male literacy at 85% and female literacy at 67%. In Hospet, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Hospet
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
71%
Muslims
  
20%
Christians
  
3.3%
Jain
  
5%
Others†
  
0.7%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).
60 years for T.B DAM

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mine lessees slug it out in Vijayanagar". The Hindu. 
  2. ^ New City, Names to Karnatka. "New name for cities". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 

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3328 news items

FilmiBeat

FilmiBeat
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:11:00 -0800

The movie opens up to positive response in the early morning show 6 AM shows, Hospet. In Bangalore, a big hoarding of Shivarajkumar at the main theatre Santhosh, has been adorned by a 1.5 lakh worth garland (rudhrakshi hara). View Photos. 'Shivainga' ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:02:22 -0800

In addition, larger issues such as access to the park from home by providing wheelchair access on footpaths too needs to be tackled. For now, Kilikili is helping the Hospet Urban Development Authority develop a “model park”. Different groups have also ...

The Statesman

The Statesman
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:48:45 -0800

Domingo Paes, a Portuguese who visited the Vijayanagar Empire around 1520 AD, extolled the ingenuity of monarch Krishna Deva Raya to provide irrigation and water supply to the newly-founded city of Nagalapura (Hospet). The traveller wrote, “The king ...
 
The Hindu
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:04:24 -0800

A fresh incident of a gaur being mowed down by a train near Londa of Khanapur taluk on Hospet-Tinaighat section in close proximity with the Bhimgad Wild Life Sanctuary in Belagavi forest division was reported on Wednesday. The death of the wild animal ...
 
Times of India
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:26:15 -0800

CHENNAI: Special trains will be operated between Chennai Central and Hubli to clear the extra rush of traffic. Train No.07323 Chennai Central - Hubli special train will leave Chennai Central at 01.45pm on February 2, 4, 9, 11 and reach Hubli at 05.25am ...

Business Standard

Business Standard
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:37:30 -0800

The company is planning to invest around Rs 200 crore to set up manufacturing facilties for this green cement and will have 12 geobinder and geopowder plants, two precast concrete units and four grinding plants at Vizag in Andhra Pradesh, Hospet in ...

Bangalore Mirror

Bangalore Mirror
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:30:56 -0800

Driving to Mysuru or Tumakuru from Bengaluru is going to be smooth, pleasurable experience soon that too in much shorter time than it takes now to reach those destinations. The Centre has approved the state government-submitted proposals for converting ...

Mining Technology

The Hindu
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:43:56 -0800

The pilot project to be launched in Odisha and Hospet sector of Karnataka envisaged checking and validation of the consistency of differential geo positioning system points collected as part of the lease boundary survey programme. IBM Controller ...
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