In the late 18th century, Haidar Ali, ruler of Karnataka (Mysore), gave Davangere to the Maratha leader Apoji Ram, who encouraged merchants to settle there. "Davangere" is derived from "Deva Nagari", meaning divine city. Davangere became a district on August 15 1997. This new district comprises of 6 taluks. Davangere, Harihar and Jagalur taluks have been taken from Chitradurga district, Harapanahalli from Bellary district while Chennagiri and Honnali were taken from Shimoga district.
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