Shahpur, Karnataka

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Shahapur is a city and taluka headquarter located in the Indian state of Karnataka. Shahapur is 597 km north of Bangalore and well connected by road to Gulbarga (70 km), Hyderabad (210 km), Bidar (160 km) and Yadgir (32 km).GeographyShahapur is located at. It has an average elevation of 428 metres (1404 feet). when you search the karnataka physical map you will see in yadgir district map the hills mentioned by the name SHAHAPUR HILLS these hills spread along shahapur to surpur taluks.DemographicsAs per 2011 Indian census, Shahapur had a population of 57,129. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Shahapur has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 65.38% and also lower than the state literacy which is 67%: shahapur male literacy is 61%, and female literacy is 43%. In Shahapur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.AboutThe Town Municipal Council ಪುರಸಭೆ Shahapur was constituted in 1954.and this TMC is upgraded as a ನಗರಸಭೆ . The CMC has 23 wards and equal number of councilors. Shahapura CMC stretches to an area of 13.65 km2. Summer Temperature as high as 45 -43 degree Celsius and Winter Temp-27 degree CelsiusNameAs per the mythology the old name of Shahapur was "Sagar". In support of this name there is historical evidence such as the sobriquet of the Vijayanagara Kingdom's last ruler Ramaraya, who was also called as "Sagara Sankramanaraya". After the Muslim attack the name of the city was changed to Nusratabad. As per historians after attack "Sagar "village is shifted to the other side of the hill line and the original Sagar has been abandoned for some time and it was called as "Halu Sagar". As time passes and now it is called as "Hali sagar" means Old Sagar. The area between Krishna and Bhima river is called "Sagara Nadu". It consists of Shahapur, Surpur and Jewargi talukas.


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