Hiyuru Chitradurga

Chitradurga district is an administrative district of Kamataka state in southern India. The district is situated in the eastern part of Kamataka. The city of Chitradurga is the district headquarters. Chitradurga gets its name from Chitrakaidurga, an umbrella-shaped lofty hill found there.

During the British times it was named Chitradurga also popularly known as Chitradurg. It is having an aerial extent of around 8388 sq km and is located between latitude 13`` 3400`` E to 15`` 0200`` N and longitude 76° 0' 00`` E .

The district is bounded by Tumkur District to the southeast and south, Chikmagalur District to the southwest, Davanagere District to the west, Bellary District to the north, and Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh state to the east. The district is divided into taluks, namely Chitradurga, Hiriyur, Hosadurga, Holalkere, Challakere and Molakalmuru

The district has a population of 15, 17,896 (Census, 2001). Labour Force Participation Rate is 46.12%. Main source of income in the district is from the agriculture sector and per capita income is Rs. 83,027 .Total cropped area is 5,00,394 in hectares and the forest area is 499 in sq km (2015)

Nearest Airport
Bangalore Airport
184 Kms
All Parts of India
Well Connected
Nearest Railway Station
36 Km
Sea Port
Mangalore Seport
319 Km

1. Physiography

The district consists of dry land and is characterized by huge undulating plains. The entire district lies in the valley of the Vedavathy River (Hagari). The river Tungabhadra flows along the boundary in the North -West direction. The West-Central part is occupied by a long range of flat topped, steep-sided hills running in the South-East direction right across the district.

2. Weather

Chitradurga is a city in the state of Karnataka. The city experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year. The average temperature during the months of summer can reach up to 42 °C and the minimum average temperature during the months of winter can be 12 °C. The best time to visit Chitradurga is between the months of October to February. Chitradurga district lies in the Central dry agro climate zone


The climate of this district is marked by hot summer months, low rain fall and a pleasant monsoon season. December to February is the cold season with clear bright weather generally. The hot season starts in March and lasts till about the beginning of June. When the district comes under the influence of the south-west monsoon season extends up to September, October and November from the retreating monsoon or post-monsoon season.
Productivity of soils

Productivity of soils

Soils identified and mapped in the district, which have least limitations and are expected to respond well to management for major crops are classified under productive soils. Based on the soil characteristics and availability of water and nutrients, the soil mapping units have been grouped under three classes: Good, Average and poor
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