About District

Chamarajanagar was earlier known as Arikottara. Chamaraja Wodeyar, the Wodeyar king of Mysooru was born here and hence this place was renamed after him. The geographical area of Chamarajanagar district is about 5,101 Km2. The district is located in the southern tip of Karnataka state and lies between the North latitude 11o 4058 and 12o 0632 and East longitude 76o 2414and 77o4655. It falls in the southern dry zone. Topography is undulating and mountainous with north south trending hill ranges of eastern ghats. Read more

B B Cauvery
Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate Smt. Shilpa Nag, IAS