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District Shimoga

  Topic » Dictionary of India » Districts Profile of India » Karnataka Districts
Post By : Rainrays At 0000-00-00 00:00:00

Shimoga District is a district in the Karnataka state of India. Shimoga City is the headquarters of this district.

Geography of Shimoga
Shimoga district is boubded by Haveri district on North side, by Davangere district on East side, by Udupi Karwar on West side, by Chickmagalur district on South. Shimoga district is spread over an area of 8477 Sq.Kms with an forest area of 2.27 Lakh Hectares.

Main Rivers : Shimoga is origin of rivers Kali, Gangavathi, Sharavathi and tadadi. The other major rivers which flow through the district are Tunga, Bhadra and Varada.

Latitude of Shimoga city :  13 deg 27' and 14 deg 39' north
Longitude of Shimoga city : 74 deg 37' and 75 deg 52' east

About Shimoga District
Shimoga District, a place known for its scenic beauty, flush green lush forests,  eye-catching waterfalls, cool climate is situated in the Malnad region bounded by Sahyadri ghats at an mean elevation of 640 AMSL  in the western part of karnataka.

There are many legends about the name Shimoga . According to one legend, the name Shivamogga is related to the Hindu God Shiva. Shiva-Mukha (Face of Shiva), Shivana-Moogu (Nose of Shiva) or Shivana-Mogge (Flowers to be offered to Shiva) can be the origins of the name "Shimoga".

Taluks in Shimoga District
In Shimoga District there is 7 Taluks
Bhadravathi
Hosanagar
Sagar
Shikaripur
Shimoga
Soraba
Thirthahalli

Railways Station in Shimoga District
Sagar Jambagaru Railway Station   
Shimoga Town Railway Station
Anandapuram Railway Station   
Adderi Railway Station   
Kanale Railway Station   
Bhadravati Railway Station   
Kumsi Railway Station   
Talguppa Railway Station

Bus Station in Shimoga District
Hosanagara Bus Station   
Shikaripur Bus Station     
Kenchanalu Railway Station   
Shimoga Bus Station

Tourist places in Shimoga District
Jog Falls
Vanake-Abbey Falls
Achakanya Falls
Hidlamane Falls
Tunga Anecut
B.R.P Dam
Shivappa Naik Palace
Linganmakki Dam
Kanoor fort
Kavaledurga
Kubetoor
Heggadu
Saint Thomas Church
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Guduvi Bird Sanctuary

Hill Stations in Shimoga District
Agumbe
Kodachadri
Kundadri
Honnemaradu

University in Shimoga District
Kuvempu University

Colleges in Shimoga District
Hebbur Mahavidyalaya Arts and Commerce College, Bhadravathi
Jnanan Sahyadrj First Grade College, Shimoga
Kadamba First Grade College, Shimoga
Kamala Nehru Memorial National College for Women, Shimoga
Kamala Nehru Memorial National College of Arts Commerce and Science, Shimoga
Lal Bahadur College of Arts Science and S.B. Solabanna Shetty Commerce College, Sagar
N.D.S. Rural First Grade College of Arts and Commerce, Shimoga
N.E.S. Rural College of Arts and Commerce, Shimoga
National Evening College of Commerce, Shimoga
Rajiv Gandhi Memorial First Grade College, Shimoga
Rajiv Gandhi Memorial First Grade College, Shimoga
Bapuji Ayurvedic Medical College, Shimoga
T.M.A.E. Society's Ayurved College, Shimoga
S.M.R. First Grade College, Shankaragatta
S.R. Nagappa Shetty Memorial National College of Applied Science, Shimoga
Sagar Gangothri Arts and Commerce College, Sagar
Sahyadri College, Shimoga
Sharavathi First Grade College, Shimoga
Sir M. Visveswaraya College, Bhadravathi
Sir M.V. Government Arts & Commerce College, Bhadravathi
Smt. Indira Gandhi Government First Grade College for Women, Sagar
Solbanna Shetty College of Commerce, Sagar
Sri Basaveshwara First Grade College, Shimoga
Sri J H Patel First Grade College, Shimoga
Sri Krishna First Grade College, Bhadravathi
Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga
Agricultural College, Shimoga
Sharavathi Dental College and Hospital, Shimoga
Al - Mahamood Womens College, Bhadravathi
D.V.S. Arts and Science College, Shimoga
D.V.S. Evening College, Shimoga
Desheeya Vidyashala College of Arts and Science, Shimoga
Desheeya Vidyashala Evening College, Shimoga
Jawaharlal Nehru National college of Engineering, Navile
Dr. Ambedkar BBM College, Shimoga
Sri Maruthi First Grade College, Holalur
Srimad Rambhapuri First Grade College, Shimoga
Swamy Vivekananda College of Science, Shimoga
T.M.A.E. Societies Danvantari Campus, Shimoga
The Nobel Arts College, Shimoga
Tunga College, Thirthahalli
Vadyanidhi First Grade College, Sagar
Zubaida Arts College for Women, Shikaripura
Government First Grade College of Arts Commerce and Science, Thirthahalli

Industries in Shimoga District
Pearlite Liners (P) Ltd., Shimoga
Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Ltd.,
The Southern Gas Ltd., Bhadravathi
Mysore Paper Mills Ltd.,
Oswal Palm Oil Industries (P) Ltd.,
Bhadra Packedes (P) Ltd., Bhadravati
Asiatic Industrial Gases Ltd.,
Karnataka Soaps & Detergent Ltd.,
Government Milk Diary
Paper Packaging Ltd., Shimoga

Economy of Shimoga District
Agriculture and animal husbandry are the major economy of Shimoga District. Good quality ragi, pepper, areca, paddy, coconut, and sugarcane are cultivated. There are 3 hydro-electric power projects.





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