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224th in India
India
(13th in Karnataka
Karnataka
) MLA = Anand Singh (ex tourism state minister)

• DENSITY 3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)

LANGUAGES

• 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 Karnataka
Karnataka
, India
India
. It is located on the Tungabhadra River , 12 km from Hampi
Hampi
. Hampi
Hampi
is a World Heritage site containing the ruins of the medieval city Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
, the former capital of the Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
Empire .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 About * 3 Demographics * 4 References

HISTORY

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 between Hampi
Hampi
and Hospet is still called Nagalapura. This was the main entrance to the city of Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
for travellers coming from Goa and the west coast.

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.

ABOUT

Hospet is well connected to several important cities in India. Bellary , the regional capital, is located approximately 60 km away from Hospet. Hosapete Junction railway station lies on Hubbali-Guntakal railway line. Bangalore
Bangalore
is 330 km away. In addition, the city has a well-developed market area. Hospet is a well-known tourist destination, mainly due to the proximity of Hampi
Hampi
. Tungabhadra Dam is another asset that makes Hospet a popular destination for tourists. Hospet is also notable for its iron ore mining and steel plants.

DEMOGRAPHICS

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

Religion

Percent

Hindus   71%

Muslims
Muslims
  20%

Christians
Christians
  3.3%

Jain
Jain
  5%

Others†   0.7%

Distribution of religions †Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists ( Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title= Hospet additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. , a non-profit organization.

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