Haveri is a district in the state of Karnataka, India.
It had a population of 1,439,116 of which 20.78% were urban as of 2001.
Haveri District is exactly in the centre of Karnataka
with equal distance from Bidar
in the far norh to Kollegal
in far south. Haveri district consists of seven taluks namely Hanagal
. It is bounded by Dharwad district
on the north, by Gadag district
on north east, by Bellary district
on East, by Davangere district
on south, by Shimoga district
on southwest and by Uttar Kannada
on west and north west. Before it was made a separate district, it was part of Dharwad District
. Haveri is 335 km from Bangalore
Haveri is the administrative and political Head Quarters of the District, whereas Ranebennurin the south is a business hub. The important towns/villages in Haveri District are:
- Kanakadasa: Kanakadasa was born is Bada village which situated in the district.
- Mailara Mahadevappa: The freedom fighter who resisted British rule, is from Motebennur in Haveri District.
- Gudleppa Hallikere: is another freedom fighter who is a native of Hosaritti in this district. He started a residential school Gandhi Grameen Gurukul in Hosaritti.
- Santa Shishunal Sharif: He was a great poet and philosopher of 19th century. The folk songs written by him are still relevant. His native place is Shishuvinahal of shiggaon taluk in Haveri district.
Hosamane Siddappa One more freedom Fighter
The well known Konanahalli family has been a model in terms of education, as many from that family have become architects, lawyers, medical doctors and engineers in India and abroad.The most prominent family of the district being the Magavi
family, who have had an illustrious past as landlords and entrepreneurs besides being actively involved in politics, social work & religious activities (Sri Danamma Devi Devasthana Trust)in
Haveri, since the 1920s to the present. The family also runs an NGO for the physically impaired - Shraddha Sansthan
, which actively attempts to aid people with physical disabilities. The Magavi family has also been closely associated with one of Karnataka's most prominent Lingayat Maths - Bruhanmath, Chitradurga, for the last 100 years.
Schools and Colleges
- Jnanaganga Shikshana Samiti School (also Known as Geleyara Balaga)
- J.P. Rotary School
- Lions English Medium School
- Hukkerimath Shivabasaveshwara High School, Haveri
- Gudleppa Hallikeri College of Arts and Commerce