[21] Karnataka is the largest producer of arecanut in India, the majority of which is cultivated in the Shimoga district. The crops cultivated in this district are paddy, arecanut, cotton, maize, oil seeds, cashewnut, pepper, chili, ginger, Ragi. [90] Jawaharlal Nehru national college of engineering has 7 post-graduate programmes: Master of computer applications; Master of business administration; M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering; M.Tech in Network & Internet Engineering; M.Tech in Design Engineering; M.Tech in Transportation Engineering and Management; M.Tech in Digital Electronics and Communication Systems. Cinema personalities born in Shimoga district: Rice is the staple food for majority of the people in Shimoga district. [105] The volleyball tournaments are held on the Kuvempu University campus[106] and Nehru stadium. Shimoga district, officially known as Shivamogga district, is a district in the Karnataka state of India. [86] T.M.A.E. KSSIDC Siddlipura Industrial Area. A folk fair was organised in Shimoga in 2006. [27] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 6.88%. [48] Many cultural programmes[48] are held during this time. It has features of. It was established in 1940 and was upgraded to first grade college in 1956. Kodachadri hills are 115 km from Shimoga city. [88] It offers B.D.S. Jog Falls is a major tourist attraction. It lies between 74o38'-76o4' east latitude and 13o27' … See Shimoga photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Shimoga in India. [88] It is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. K.S.Nissar Ahmed was the president of the event. [119] There are proposals to upgrade the Nehru stadium in Shimoga. [38] Ninasam started a Theatre-in-education project called Shalaranga with the help from the government of India during 1991-1993. [104], State-level kho kho and volleyball competitions are held in the district. Ayurvedacharya degree. [33] Kannada is the dominant language in this district. Tunga and Bhadra originates at Varaha mountains. A 41-foot Bahubali statue is one of his works. [88], Sahyadri science college offers two post graduate programmes: M.Sc. According to this legend, Shivamogga once had the ashram of the sage Durvasa. [15] When the Vijayanagar empire was defeated in 1565 CE in the battle of Tallikota, the Keladi Nayakas who were originally feudatory of the Vijayanagar empire took control, declared sovereignty, and ruled as an independent kingdom for about two centuries. Jog Falls is the highest waterfall in India and second highest in Asia. In the years 1901–1970, Shimoga received an average annual rainfall of 1813.9 mm with an average of 86 days in the year being rainy days. [50], The tele-serial Malgudi days which was based on a novel written by R K Narayan was shot in Agumbe. [6], During Treta yuga, Lord Rama killed Maricha, who was in the disguise of a deer at Mrugavadhe near Thirthahalli. [23] As of 2000[update], there were about 9800 industrial units in Shimoga District (small, medium and large), with more than 41,000 employees.[23]. Shimoga lies between the latitudes 13°27' and 14°39' N and between the longitudes 74°38' and 76°04' E at a mean altitude of 640 metres above sea level. [71] There are 1106 lower primary schools and 1185 higher primary schools. It was directed by Girish Karnad. [60] A tiger and lion safari at Tyavarekoppa was created in the northeastern part of the sanctuary in 1988. [5] There are legends about how the name Shivamogga has evolved. Ballegavi, also known as 'Dakshina kedara' was the capital of Banavasi rulers during the 12th century CE. [78] It offers two undergraduate courses: B.Sc. [85] Bapuji Ayurvedic Medical college, established in 1996, is in Shimoga,[86] which offers B.A.M.S. [40][41] Ninasam conducts a summer workshop for youngsters. DemoGraphics of Shimoga District Major investments are made in food; beverages, engineering, and mechanical goods. The region has protected areas classified as wildlife sanctuaries to ensure the protection of these species: Python, cobra, king cobra, rat snake, marsh crocodile are among the reptiles found in the sanctuary. The hills are 1343 m. Kundadri is a hill near Thirthahalli. The Malnad region is a biodiversity hotspot with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Shimoga city is its administrative centre. Welcome to the Shimoga google satellite map! [1] The district has two engineering colleges, two medical colleges, an ayurvedic medical college, dental college, veterinary College and an agricultural college. It is famous for its rock formations. Sagara has a very good cricket stadium called Gopalagowda Stadium, It is the only best leather pitch stadium in the district. Shimoga, Hassan and Chickmagalur districts come under the Shimoga zone in the Karnataka premier league. What are the top attractions to visit in Shimoga District? [5] The Shimoga region formed a part of the Mauryan empire during the 3rd century. The falls is formed by the. [36] Ninasam is a drama institute. Shimoga district is divided into seven taluks: Soraba, Bhadravathi, Thirthahalli, Sagara, Shikaripura, Shimoga and Hosanagara. [44] Ashok Gudigar is one of the sculptors from this clan. This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 02:20. Some cowherds, found this pot and after tasting the sweet beverage named this place Sihi-Moge. Kote Seetharamanjaneya temple is beside it. There are 116 pre-university colleges[69] in the district out of which 51 government pre-university colleges. Disclaimer: All efforts have been made to make this image accurate. [120] There are proposals to build sports stadium at Thirthahalli, Shikaripura and Soraba. [52] The film Kanoora heggadathi which was based on the novel written by Kuvempu was shot in Thirthahalli taluk. [16] The peak Kodachadri hill at an altitude of 1343 metres above sea level is the highest point in this district. Later the Kadambas became feudatories of the Badami Chalukyas around 540 CE. The data on this website is provided by Google Maps, a free online map service one can access and view in a web browser. Other rural industries in this district are carpentry, blacksmith, leather, pottery, beekeeping, stone cutting, handlooms, agarbathi, and sandalwood carving. [69] In the 2012 second year pre-university examination, the district ranked 5th with 54.31% of passed candidates.[75]. [77] Sahyadri science college is located in Shimoga city. The Lakshminarasimha temple is located in the Bhadravathi city. [27] Shimoga has a sex ratio of 995 females per 1000 males[27] and a literacy rate of 80.5%. He used to boil sweet herbs in an earthen pot. [46], Dollu Kunitha and Yakshagana are some of the dance forms which are prevalent in this district. This multi cropping can help in maximum utilisation of land space and improve soil fertility. Another legend indicates that the name Shimoga is derived from the word Sihi-Moge which means sweet pot. [114] Other sports tournaments held in Shimoga are table tennis;[115][116] badminton;[117] kabaddi;[118] chess. [80] There are two engineering colleges in the district: Jawaharlal Nehru national college of engineering and P.E.S. The sanctuary has been recently adopted under a tiger-conservation project called Project Tiger which is an initiative from the Indian government. As spices have high commercial value it provides additional income to farmers. [93] Since then 13 matches have been played[95][96] out of which 3 are Ranji matches. [87] Both colleges are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Institute of Technology and Management. [101], Gundappa Viswanath is a cricketer from Bhadravathi. [74]B G S Central School which is affiliated CBSE is at Karehalli Bhadravathi. There are three temples in Keldai: Rameshvara temple, Veerbhadreshvara temple, and Parvati temple. They are concentrated in the Sagara and Soraba taluks. [43], Gudigars are a clan of craftsmen who are specialised in carving intricate designs on wood, mainly sandalwood. Shimoga District is sharing border with Chikmagalur District to the South, Haveri District to the North, Uttar Kannad District to the west. 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