Bidar Geography

Welcome to Bidar

Origin of City NameBidar

The name of Bidar appears to be derived from “BIDIRU” which means bamboo. The place seems to have been known for bamboo cluster in the past, come to be known as “BIDAROORU” and the “BIDARE”, “BIDAR”.Though there are other versions of origin, the name “BIDAROORU” seems to more near one and authenticated by contemporary literary works.


Bidar Geography

Bidar district belongs to Gulbarga division which is one of the four administrative divisions into which the state is organized.Bidar District is the Northern most District of Karnataka with 5 Taluk/Tehsils(Bidar, Humanabad, Bhalki, Basavakalyan & Aurad).


These talukas are grouped into Two Sub-Divisions:

i) Basavakalyan Sub Division with head quarters at Basavakalyan having jurisdiction over the talukas of Basavakalyan, Bhalki and Humnabad,

ii) Bidar Sub-Division with head quarters at Bidar having jurisdiction over the taluks of Bidar and Aurad.

City is situated 740 Km in North from Bangalore, 130 Km in North-West from Hyderabad and 116 Km in North-East from Gulbarga.

Bidar with a Population 17+ Lacs appx. (2011) has a glorious past.

Density :: 4,000/km sq (10,000 sq mi)

Total Area :: 43 km2 (17 sq mi)

Elevation :: 614 m (2,017 feet)

Language :: Kannada

Other languages used for spoken by majority of Bidar people Marathi,Telugu,Urdu, Hindi & English.

Time zone :: IST (UTC+5:30)

PIN :: 585 401
Telephone code :: 91 8482
Vehicle registration :: KA38

Brief on Bidar City

Ancient Kalyan and Medieval Bidar were widely renowned for their splendors and as a seat of learning, Culture attainments and Political power. The unique radical reformist movement launched by a galaxy of Sharana pioneers originated here in Bidar area and it had a profound effect on the entire region through the centuries. The district has its own charms and marvels with pleasant climate throughout the year. With the addition of Veterinary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Siddha Roodha Ayurvedic Medical College & Research Center and Pharmacy Colleges. Bidar is fast developing as hub of Educational institutions and Learning Center for the aspirants. The AJT (Hawk) training centre of Indian Air force has added new dimension to the city life with roaring Aircraft hovering over the city sky.

Old name of Bidar was MOHAMMADABAD Bidar is a charming district- one of its charms being a very bracing climate practically throughout the district and for the greater part of the year. April and may are the hot months, but even during this hot weather period, the heat is often broken by sharp and sudden thunder showers. By early June the south-west monsoon sets in with all its pleasant coolness and the weather is back to its bracing glory. The cold weather is never too cold and the rainfall is never excessive though its excessive variation is often the cause, symptom and malaise of severe droughts. One other aspect of its charm is that it is full of history- every village and town being replete with monuments, legends, stories of velour, romance of beautiful princesses, long forgotten battles, feuding military adventurers and even of social reform movements that shook the very foundation and structure of medieval Hinduism. Present day Bidar covering an expanse of 5448 square kilometers of land lies between 17 o 35 !! and 18o 25!! North latitudes and 760 42!! minutes and 770 39!! east longitudes, with the districts of Nizamabad and Medak in Andhra Pradesh on the East and the districts of Nanded and Osmanabad in Maharashtra on the west. On the south lies the district of Gulbarga of Karnataka. This central position in the Deccan had for long imparted to Bidar, the pre-eminent position in the history of the Deccan though to-day it presents a picture of centuries of neglect and ruin.

River Systems and Drainage

The district falls under two distinct river basins, the Godavari basin and the Krishna basin. The Godavari basin extends over 4,411 square kilometers of which Manjra river basin cover 1989 square kilometers and Karanja river basin covers 2422 square kilometers. The Krishna basin covers 585 square kilometers of which Mullamari river basin covers 249 square kilometers and Gandarinala river basin covers 336 square kilometers. The main river of the district is Manjra River, which is a tributary of the Godavari River. The Karanja River itself is tributary of Manjra River. These rivers and their rivulets are not navigable.


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One Response to Bidar Geography

  1. Ramakrishna says:

    Great Initiative for Bidar District Development

    Best Wishes,
    Dr.RK Chari 9342292445

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