Gadag

The Gadag District is located in Karnataka, India. The district formed in 1997, when it was split from the Dharwad District. As of 2011, the Gadag District had a population of 971,952 (of which 35.21 percent was urban as of 2001). The overall population increased by 13.14 percent from 1991 to 2001. The Gadag District borders the Bagalkot District on the north, the Koppal District on the east, the Bellary District on the southeast, the Haveri District on the southwest, the Dharwad District on the west and the Belgaum District on the northwest. The district features monuments (primarily Jain and Hindu temples) from the Western Chalukya Empire. Gadag District has seven tehsils: Gadag-Betgeri, Ron, Shirhatti, Nargund, Lakshmeshwar, Gajendragad and Mundargi.

According to the 2011 census the district has a population of 1,065,235, roughly equal to that of Cyprus or the US state of Rhode Island.This ranks it 426th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 229 inhabitants per square kilometre (590/sq mi).Its population growth rate from 2001 to 2011 was 9.61 percent.The district has a sex ratio of 978 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 75.18 percent.