The Bagalkot district is located in northern Karnataka and borders Belgaum, Gadag, Koppal, Raichur and Bijapur.
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The new Bagalakote Bagalkot district was carved out of Vijayapura in 1997 via Government of Karnataka directive Notification RD 42 LRD 87 Part III.
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Bagalkot district is divided into ten taluks; each taluk is further subdivided into hoblies and villages and habitations.
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District of Bagalkot is situated entirely on the North Karnataka Plateau, which is part of the larger Deccan Plateau.
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Bagalkot district has ten taluks — Bagalkot, Ilkal, Badami, Hunagunda, Mudhol, Jamkhandi, Bilgi, Rabkavi Banhatti, Terdal, Guledgudda.
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Bagalkot district is devoid of large canopy tree vegetation; the region is semi-arid.
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Rabi and jowar are primarily cultivated in Bagalkot district, as are groundnut, cotton, maize, bajra, wheat, sugarcane and tobacco.
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Bagalkot district has not been affected by major seismic activity due to it being located in the stable Zone II.
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The Bagalkot district has a population density of 288 inhabitants per square kilometre.
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Bagalkot district has 6 taluks, comprising a total of 18 hoblies and 627 villages.
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The Bagalkot district has 163 Gram Panchayats and 12 urban agglomerations.
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Housing conditions in the Bagalkot district were identified as above average, per India's 2001 national census.
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Bagalkot district has a number of educational institutions, including Basaveshwara Vidya Vardhaka Sangha and Sakri Sangha.
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The Bagalkot district has the fifth highest farmer suicide rate in Karnataka.
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