Haveri district is exactly in the center of Karnataka
with equal distance from Bidar in the far north to
Kollegal in the far south. It is bounded by Dharwad
district on the north, by Gadag on north east, by
Bellary on East, by Davangere on south, by Shimoga on
southwest and by Uttar Kannada on west and north west.
The district is spread across an area of 4848 Sq.Kms.
which is 2.53% of the area of Karnataka state. Haveri
district has, for decentralized administration, two
sub-divisions namely Haveri and Savanur with seven
taluks namely Hanagal, Shiggaon, Savanur,Haveri,Byadagi,
Hirekerur, and Ranebennur. Haveri being an
administrative and political Head Quarters of the
District, is 335 Kms. from Bangalore by road and 394 Kms.
Crops & Rivers & Minerals
Agriculture being the main occupation in the district,
of the 485000 hectare of the geographical area of the
district 360030 hectare is cultivated. Jawar, Cotton,
Rice, Chilies, Gram, Groundnut, sunflower, sugarcane,
and oilseeds are the major crops of the district. Varada,
Kumadhvati, Dharma and Tungabhadra are the main rivers
of the district. Apart from sand and building stones no
other mineral ores are found in the district.