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Davanagare District, located in the heart of Karnataka owes its nomenclature to the term " Davana Kere" meaning "Village of Lake". The district is shrouded in antiquarian history, which dates back to the Chalukya and Pandya Dynasty. Occupying an area of 5924 sq. km and stretching between the geometric coordinates of 14°28' N and 75°55' E, Davanagere was split from Chitradurga District in 1997.
As per the 2001 Census, Davanagare District has recorded population of 1,790,952. The district was accorded the nom de plume 'Manchester of India' due to its finest quality cotton produced in its premium cotton mills and handlooms. Agriculture too forms the district's economic backbone.
Davanagere District abounds in natural splendor with its panoramic landscape and ornate architectural landmarks. The
Chennagiri Rangappa Clock Tower
Comprehensive Water Supply Scheme (T V Station)
St. Thomas Church deserves special mention.