19 Facts About Belgaum


Belgaum is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka located in its northern part along the Western Ghats.

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Belgaum has been selected in first phase out of 20 cities, as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission.

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Belgaum was founded in late 12th century AD by the Ratta dynasty, who shifted from nearby Saundatti.

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Pillars found inside Belgaum fort have Kannada inscriptions in Nagari scripts, one from 1199 by Ratta King Kartaveerya IV.

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Belgaum became a part of the Yadava dynasty kingdom in early 13th century.

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Belgaum fort was strengthened by the Adil Shah dynasty Sultans and they built the Safa Mosque.

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In 1686, the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb overthrew the Bijapur sultanate and Belgaum passed nominally to the Mughals, who called it "Azamnagar".

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Belgaum was chosen as the venue of the 39th session of the Indian National Congress in December 1924 under the presidency of Mahatma Gandhi.

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In 1956, the Indian states were reorganised along linguistic lines by the States Reorganisation Act and Belgaum including 10 taluks of Bombay State were transferred to Mysore State, which was renamed Karnataka in 1973.

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In 2006, the Government of Karnataka announced that Belgaum would be made the state's second capital, and that the city would be a permanent venue for the annual 15-day winter session of the state legislature.

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Belgaum is known as Belgaon in Maharashtra and amongst Marathi people.

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Belgaum border dispute is a dispute involving the Indian states of Karnataka and Maharashtra.

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In 1956, the States Reorganization Act incorporated the Belgaum district including the 10 taluks in the Mysore state, which became Karnataka in 1973.

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In 1948, the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti, a Belgaum based regional organisation fighting for the merger, was formed.

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Belgaum is an important source of vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, fish, mining production, and wood .

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Belgaum provides an excellent climate for recreation and ITBP will have large family bases in Belgaum for its soldiers after high altitude stressful duty.

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Cuisine of Belgaum is derived from the food cultures of three regions Karnataka, Konkan and Maharashtra.

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Belgaum is noted for a specific kind of biryani, the Belagavi Biryani, which uses Belagavi Basmati Rice for its preparation.

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Belgaum is connected by road via national highways 4 and 4A .

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