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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Davanagere, also known as Davangere is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of Davanagere District. Davanagere City is located on national highway4 at a distance of about 260 kilometers away from Bangalore.
 
Davanagere is derived from the word Davana Kere which means Village of Lake. This City has historical background, as this village was with in the province of Nolambavady ruled by great Chalukya Kings.  During 1173-1220, this province was ruled by Pandyas. Then Hoysalas ruled this province after defeating Pandyas. In 1342, Nolamba province was conquered by the great kings of Vijayanagara. After the downfall of Vijayanagara Kingdom, it came into the hands of local Palyagars of Chitradurga. This province was also ruled by Maratha Sardars as this town was given to Maratha sardar, Sri Devrao as Jahagirs by Hyderali. This part of land became very prosperous during the reign of Tippu Sultan and Mysore Maharajas.

Davanagere is famous for textiles and its higher educational institutes. It has two Dental colleges, three engineering colleges, two medical and One Fashion design College. Davangere is also famous for its special eatables, Benne Dose, Mandakki-Menasinakaayi and Gulladaki Undi. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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