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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

MLA = Anand Singh (ex tourism state minister)
 • Density 4,048.68/km2 (10,486.0/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 583 201, 02, 03, 23, 25
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, 12 km 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. Bellary, the regional capital, is located approximately 60 km away from Hospet. Bengaluru is 330 km away. In addition, 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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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:27:17 -0700

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