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224th in India
India
(13th in 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
Bellary
District in central Karnataka, India. It is located on the Tungabhadra River, 12 km from Hampi. Hampi
Hampi
is a World Heritage site containing the ruins of the medieval city Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Contents

1 History 2 About 3 Demographics 4 References

History[edit] Hospet
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
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.[2] The government approved a request to rename the city in October 2014, and Hospet
Hospet
was renamed "Hosapete" on 1 November 2014.[3] About[edit] Hospet
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
Hospet
is a well-known tourist destination, mainly due to the proximity of Hampi. Tungabhadra Dam
Tungabhadra Dam
is another asset that makes Hospet
Hospet
a popular destination for tourists. Hospet
Hospet
is also notable for its iron ore mining and steel plants. Demographics[edit] According to the 2011 census, the total population of Hospet
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

20%

Christians

3.3%

Jain

5%

Others†

0.7%

Distribution of religions †Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

60 years for T.B DAM

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hospet.

^ a b "District Census Handbook – Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. p. 22. Retrieved 6 November 2016.  ^ "Mine lessees slug it out in Vijayanagar". The Hindu.  ^ New City, Names to Karnatka. "New name for cities". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 No

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