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Gulbarga is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of Gulbarga District. It was formerly part of Nizam's Hyderabad State.
The city of Gulbarga was founded by the Bahamani Sultans in the 14th century as their capital. The northern Deccan, including the district of Gulbarga, passed under control of theSultanate of Delhi. The revolt of the officers appointed from Delhi resulted in founding of the Bahamani Sultanate in 1347 by Hassan Gangu, who chose Gulbarga to be his capital.
From 1724 to 1948 Gulbarga was part of Hyderabad State ruled by the famous Nizams. It was integrated into India in September 1948 after the Indian army defeated the Nizam.
GULBARGA was known as 'KALBURGI' in former days which means stony land in Kannada, but also means "rose petals" in poetic Persian. Gulbarga district is situated in the northern part of Karnataka State. In the earlier days, Gulbarga was a district of Hyderabad Karnataka area and became a part of Karnataka State after re-organization of states.
Gulbarga is 613 km north of Bangalore and well connected by road to Bijapur, Hyderabad and Bidar. Train from southern part of India to Mumbai and Delhi passes through Gulbarga. The government has given green signal for airport. The Airport is under construction near a village called Srinivas Saradagi
Gulbarga City Muncipal Council came into existence on June 15th 1965. Later it is upgraded as a Gulbarga Mahanagara Palike on October 2 1982.
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