India (13th in Karnataka)
MLA = Anand Singh (ex tourism state minister)
3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
583 201, 02, 03, 11, 23, 25
Hospet, officially Hosapete, is a city in
Bellary District in central
Karnataka, India. It is located on the Tungabhadra River, 12 km
Hampi is a World Heritage site containing the ruins of the
medieval city Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara
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
Hospet is still called Nagalapura. This was the main
entrance to the city of
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
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 from Hospet.
Hosapete Junction railway station lies on
Hubbali-Guntakal railway line.
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.
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.
According to the 2011 census, the total population of
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
Distribution of religions
†Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).
60 years for T.B DAM
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