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Ramdurg is a town in Belgaum district in the Indianstate of Karnataka. The name of the town derives from Rama,[not verified in body] as it is believed[according to whom?] that Lord Ram, lived here during his exile.

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town in Karnataka, India

Location in Karnataka, India

15.95°N 75.3°E / 15.95; 75.3

Country India
State Karnataka
District Belgaum district
Founded 1799
(222 years ago)
Named for Lord Ram

  Type Panchayat Samiti

  Total 3.57 km2 (1.38 sq mi)

570 m (1,870 ft)

  Total 39,841
  Density 8,915.97/km2 (23,092.3/sq mi)

  Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code 08335
Vehicle registration KA 69
Website www.ramdurgatown.mrc.gov.in

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Main article: Ramdurg State

The royal state of Ramdurg, founded in 1799, was one of the non-salute princely states of British India under the Bombay Presidency and later the Deccan States Agency. The Konkanasth dynasty area measures 438 square kilometres (169 sq mi). According to the 1901 census, the population was 37,848.[1] Ramdurg acceded to the Dominion of India on 8 March 1948, and is currently part of Karnatakastate.

Ramdurg is known for its hills, sugar factories, river and trekking. There are many important places near Ramdurg, such as Shabari Kolla, Godachi, Navilu Teerth, Big Shiva Statue, Hoovina Kolla, Sunnal Hanumappa, Megundappan Kolla, Ramdurg Forts and Toragal Forts. Almost all villages that come under Ramdurg talluk are historic places.

According to the national census, the town had a population of 29,651 in 1991, rising to 36,649 in 2001 and declining to 34,800 in 2011. The population is virtually equal between males and females.[2] The town is considered 100% urban.[2]

The unemployment rate is 60%, well above the national average of 3.46%. There is 37.5% “usually employed”, 4.6% “casually employed” and 57.9% not employed.[2] These terms describing levels of employment are from the Indian census process.

The 2011 census indicated a relatively high literacy rate. Although there are different numbers with a declining trend, the official census in 2011 reported that 81.8% of the local residents were literate.[2]

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