<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is an industrial town and taluk
in the Shivamogga District
. It is situated at a distance of about from the state capital Bangalore
and at about from the district headquarters, Shivamogga
Bhadravathi derives its name from the Bhadra River
which flows through the city. It was earlier known as Benkipura
(or Venkipura), and earlier Benki Pattana
which in English means city of fire
. Iron ore from the hill station
and water from the Bhadra River helped the establishment of an iron mill in 1918 and paper mill in 1936.
Based on the 2001 Indian census
, Bhadravati had a population of 160,392. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhadravati has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 76% of the males and 74% of the females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Bhadravathi lies in the central part of the Karnataka State, in the south-east corner of the Shivamogga district. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Bhadravathi town are .
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