Belgaum district is located in the Northwest region of Karnataka State. The ancient name of the Belgaum was Venugrama (in Sanskrit) meaning village of Bamboos. Till 1961, Belgaum was a part of the Bombay state. With creation of states based on the languages, Belgaum was brought under Karnataka State. As of 2001 India census, Belgaum had a population of 629,600. Belgaum has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 65%. The lingua franca of the region is mostly Marathi and even the Kannada spoken here is laced with a generous dose of Marathi. It is one of the oldest towns in the state, lying at a distance of 502 km from Bangalore & 500 km from Mumbai. The district comprises 1278 villages with an area of 13,415 sq.km.
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