Davangere is known as the Manchester of Karnataka. The city is located in the centre of the state. The city happens to be the seventh-largest city in the state. It is fast developing city of the Karnataka state.
Why Davangere is called Manchester of Karnataka?
Davangere is called Manchester of Karnataka due to the following reasons
- The city was known for its large number of cotton mills.
- The city comprised of 20 cotton mills and now left with only 2.
- Cotton was the most affordable crop in the city due to climatic conditions and soil.
- Few industries also focused on handloom business which also led to a huge economy and fast-growing city in the past.