Chikballapur district is a newly created district in the state of Karnataka, India. It was carved out of the existing Kolar district

The name of this town was originally Chinna Balaporum. Originating from either Tamil or Telugu for Chinna meaning small while "balla" means the measure to quantify food grains, and "pura" means "town".According to a popular legend, the Marigowda, the son of the chief Avathimalla Biregowda, was hunting one day in the Kodimanchanahalli forest. He found a rabbit standing fearlessly in front of hunting dogs. Excited by this, the chief told his son that it eas a sign of the boldness of the local people. So, he obtained permission from the king of Vijayanagara and built a fort and a town. This in course of time developed into the town of Chickballapur.

Chikballapur District has 6 Taluks namely Bagepalli, Chikkaballapura,Chintamani,Gauribidnaur,Gudibande,Sidlaghatta

Chikballapur District has 2 City Municipal Councils(Chickballapur & Chintamani), 3 Town Municipal Councils(Bagepalli, Gowribidanur & Shildlaghata), 1 Town Panchayat(Gudibande), 157 Gram Panchayats and 1505 Revenue Villages.

Population Statistics [ CENSUS - 2011-2012 ]
Total Population  12,54,377
Urban Population    2,79,198
Rural Population    9,75,188
Density of Population per Sq. Km.  298
Sex Ratio            968
Literacy rate  69.76%( Male:77.75%, Female:61.55%)

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