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Shimoga is in Karnataka state with geographical coordinates of in North and in East. Explore the satellite map of Shimoga with high quality images in the page below. Also explore the aerial photographs of Map of Shimoga.

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  • Distridct Code: SH
  • Population Of Shimoga - 1,755,512
  • Area (km²) 8,465 square kilometres (3,268 sq mi)
  • Division - NA
  • Parliamentary Constituency - Shimoga
  • Assembly Constituency - Shimoga, Bhadravati, Shimoga Rural (SC), Tirthahalli, Shikaripura, Sorab and Sagar
  • Time zone Of Shimoga - IST (UTC+5:30)
  • Elevation Of Shimoga - NA
  • Sex Ratio - 995 (2011)
  • Official Website - http://www.shimoga.nic.in/

Shimoga is a district, which is located in the central region of Karnataka. The district is bordered by Haveri, Devanagare, Chikmaglur, Udipi and Uttara Kannada districts. The total area of Shimoga district is 8465 sq. km. The average height above sea level is 600 meters.

The name of the district is associated with Lord Shiva. It is believed that the earlier name of the region was Shiva Mukha or Shiva Muugu. The name got corrupted to Shimoga. Shimoga was part of Mauryan empire. The region was later under the rule of Satavahanas, Kadambas of Banavasi, Badami Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara Rayas. The kingdom was later occupied by the Marathas, The Mysore kingdom and later on after independence, it was formed a district in the state of Karnataka.

Some of the tourist attractions in Shimoga include:

Jog Falls: Jog Falls is one of the famous water falls. The water from the river Sharavati falls from a height of 250 mts.

Other waterfalls include Kunchikal falls, Barkana Falls, Achakanya Falls, Vanake-Abbey Falls, Hidlamane Falls and Dabbe Falls. Hill stations in Shimoga include Agumbe, Kaveladurga, Kodachadri Hills, Kundari, Chibbalagudde.

Shimoga has abundance of forests. There are many wildlife sanctuaries that include Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary, Tyaverekoppa Lion Safari, Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, etc.

Geographical Information for Shimoga
District Name: Shimoga
State: Karnataka
Country ISO code: IN

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