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Chikkaballapura district is a newly created district in the state of Karnataka, India. It was carved out of the existing Kolar district. 
 

The name of this town was originally Chinna Balaporum. Originating from either Tamil or Telugu for Chinna meaning small while "balla" means the measure to quantify food grains, and "pura" means "town".According to a popular legend, the Marigowda, the son of the chief Avathimalla Biregowda, was hunting one day in the Kodimanchanahalli forest. He found a rabbit standing fearlessly in front of hunting dogs. Excited by this, the chief told his son that it was a sign of the boldness of the local people. So, he obtained permission from the king of Vijayanagara and built a fort and a town. This in course of time developed into the town of Chikkaballapur.

 
S.No. Profile Name Profile Value
1.  Total Rural Population (Male) 496413
2.  Total Rural Population (Female) 478775
3.  Total Rural Population 975188
4.  Total SC Population (Male) 125119
5.  Total SC Population (Female) 122148
6.  Total ST Population (Male) 63902
7.  Total ST Population (Female) 62048
8.  No of Taluk Panchayats 6
9.  No of Gram Panchayats 157
10.  No of Villages 1738
11.  Total Forest Area (in Sq. Kms) 497.04
12.  Total Agricultural Area (in Sq. Kms) 2154.84
13.  Total Horticultural Area (in Sq. Kms) 352.92

Zilla Panchayat, Chikkaballapura came in to the existence on August 2007  for decentralised planning and programme implementation at the grass root level. As per the Karnatka Panchayat Raj Act, we have a Zilla Panchayat, 6 Taluk Panchayats and 157 Gram Panchayats at district,taluk and village level respectively.

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