Haveri is a district in the state of Karnataka, India with the potential to become a tourist hub. As of 2001, it had a population of 1,439,116 of which 20.78% were urban residents.

Haveri District is exactly in the centre of Karnataka with equidistant from Bidar in the far north to Kollegal in the far south. The district consists of seven taluks namely Hanagal, Shiggaon, Savanur, Haveri, Byadagi, Hirekerur, and Ranebennur. It is bounded by Dharwad district on the north, by Gadag district in the northeast, by Bellary district on the east, by Davangere district on the south, by Shimoga district in the southwest and by Uttar Kannada on the west and northwest. Before it was made into its own district, it was part of Dharwad District. Haveri is 335 km from Bangalore.

According to the 2011 census Haveri district has a population of 1,598,506, roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau or the US state of Idaho. This gives it a ranking of 312th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 331 inhabitants per square kilometre (860/sq mi) .Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.08%. Haveri has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males,and a literacy rate of 77.6%.