is one of the 30 districts of Karnataka
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state in southern India
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. This district was carved out from the erstwhile Gulbarga district
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as the 30th district of Karnataka on 10 April 2010. Yadgir
Yadgir is a town and the administrative headquarters of the newly created Yadagiri district in the Indian state of Karnataka. On 10 April 2010, it was officially declared as 30th district of Karnataka State. It is also the administrative headquarters of Yadgir taluk, one of the three taluks of the...
town is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district occupies an area of 5,160.88 km².
Presently, the district comprises three taluks: Shahpur, Surpur
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and Yadgir. The district has 16 hoblies, 117 Gram Panchayets, 519 villages (inhabited & uninhabited) and four municipalities.
According to the 2011 census
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Yadgir district has a population
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of 1,172,985, roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste or the US state of Rhode Island
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. This gives it a ranking of 404th in India (out of a total of 640
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). The district has a population density of 224 PD/sqkm . Its population growth rate
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over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.67 %. Yadgir has a sex ratio
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of 984 females
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for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate
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of 52.36 %.
It has 1,024 primary schools, 149 high schools, 40 Pre-University colleges, six degree colleges, and 1 polytechnic institute.
Major institutions are:
1.Chiranjeevi Methodist High School (Eng & Kan medium)
2-Mahatma Gandhi High School & PU Science College
3-Dhoka Jain High School
4-Don Bosco School & College
5-Jawar Education Society
6-R.V. Education Trust
7-New Kannada Higher Primary School & College
8-Sri Chennareddy Patil PU College
9-Chiranjeevi Methodist Composite PU College
10-Governament Degree Colleg
11-Nivedita Education Society
13.Yadgir polytechnic (Managed by luqman trust, Gulbarga)
14-M.R.M High School
The district has three hospitals, three ayurvedic hospitals, 37 public health centres, six community health centers, 20 dispensaries and 120 family welfare sub-centers.