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Bijapur, Karnataka

Native ameBijapur (Vijapura ವಿಜಾಪುರ)
DistrictBijapur District
Total Area4068.8 sq mi (10541 km2)
Altitude770 m
Total Population253891 (2001)
Density (pop.)172/km2 (445.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Bijapur ( )Urdu:بیجاپور city is the district headquarters of Bijapur District of Karnataka state. Bijapur city is well known for its historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of Adil Shahi dynasty. Bijapur is located 530 km northwest of Bangalore and about 550 km from Mumbai.and 384 km from Hyderabad.

Bijapur's urban population as per 2001 census is 2.54 lakhs, estimated to have crossed 3 lakhs as at the end of year 2010 so, efforts are being made to upgrade the CMC into a Municipal Corporation(like the current corporations Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Bellary, Davangere, Tumkur, Mangalore, Mysore, Bangalore)along with Shimoga which would help in getting more funds for the development of city. As per norms, the city should have a minimum population of three lakh.

The city was established in the 10th-11th centuries by the Kalyani Chalukyas and was known as Vijayapura (City of victory). The city came under the influence of the Khilji Sultanate in Delhi by the late 13th century. In 1347, the area was conquered by the Bahmani Sultanate of Gulbarga. By this time, the city was being referred as Vijapur or Bijapur.

Bijapur, Karnataka

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