Bagalkot is a city situated in the northern part of the Indian state of Karnataka. Geographically, it is located at the co-ordinates 16.18°N 75.7°E , and Situated along the banks of the River Ghataprabha, it lies at an average elevation of 533 meters above sea level. It is the head-quarters of Bagalkot district. It was previously under the administration of Bijapur district and in the year 1997, the new Bagalkot district has come into existence during 50 th year of India’s independence. The bifurcated Bagalkot district consists of six C.D. blocks namely Badami, Bagalkot, Bilagi, Hunugund, Jamakhandi and Mudhol.
The legendary Chalukya Dynasty once upon a time ruled Bagalkot District, in northern Karnataka. Occupying a distance of 6593 sq. km Bagalkot District is flanked by Bijapur district in the north and Gadag district in the south. Raichur district lies towards east of Bagalkot & Koppal district towards southeast along with Belgaum district towards west border the same.