Davangere is the seat of administration of Davangere District
, in Karnataka
. It is famous for its textile and cotton mills and is a major commercial, industrial and educational center in the district. Davangere is located 317 km north of Bangalore
Places of tourist interest include Anagodu (16 km), Anaji (19 km), Hadali (12 km), Mayakonda and Harihar (14 km).
Nearest airport is at Bangalore.
Davangere Railway Station has trains to Bangalore, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur and Tumkur. Regular buses connect Davangere with Chitradurga, Chikmagalur, Haveri, Bangalore, Dharwad and Bellary.