Shimoga, located almost in the central part of Karnataka
, occupies an area of 1058,000 Hectares.
It lies between 74o38'-76o4' east latitude and 13o27'-14o39' north longitude.
The total population of Shimoga district as per 1991 census is around 14,52,320.
The industries here are mainly agro based, engineering based and automobile based. Pottery, stone cutting, hand loom works are major ways of sustenance in Shimoga.
Shimoga district is very important as a site for tourism, as the Jog Falls draw a number of people.