• DENSITY 3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
• OFFICIAL Kannada, English
TIME ZONE IST (UTC+5:30 )
PIN 583 201, 02, 03, 11, 23, 25
TELEPHONE CODE 08394
VEHICLE REGISTRATION KA-35
HOSPET, officially HOSAPETE, is a city in
Bellary District in central
* 1 History * 2 About * 3 Demographics * 4 References
Hospet was built in 1520 AD by
Krishna Deva Raya , one of the rulers
of Vijayanagara. He built the city to honour the memory of his mother
Nagalambika. The city was originally named Nagalapura; however, people
referred to the city as _Hosa Pete_, which meant "New City". The area
The current MLA for this area is Anand Singh. The government approved a request to rename the city in October 2014, and Hospet was renamed "Hosapete" on 1 November 2014.
Hospet is well connected to several important cities in India.
Bellary , the regional capital, is located approximately 60 km away
Hosapete Junction railway station lies on
Hubbali-Guntakal railway line.
According to the 2011 census, the total population of Hospet was 206,159. The town has an average literacy rate of 80%, with male literacy at 85% and female literacy at 67%. In Hospet, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
RELIGIONS IN HOSPET