As per the 2001 Census, Davanagare District has recorded population of 1,790,952. The district was accorded the nom de plume 'Manchester of India' due to its finest quality cotton produced in its premium cotton mills and handlooms. Agriculture too forms the district's economic backbone.
Davanagere District abounds in natural splendor with its panoramic landscape and ornate architectural landmarks. The
- Durgambika Temple
- Chennagiri Rangappa Clock Tower
- Comprehensive Water Supply Scheme (T V Station)
- St. Thomas Church deserves special mention.