Hassan city of Hassan district, Karnataka, was founded by the chieftain Channa Krishnappa Naik in the 11th century. Named after the local deity Hasanamba, it is known as the architectural capital of Karnataka. The Hoysala dynasty between the 11th and the 14th century ruled the capital city Hassan which used to be known as Dwara Samudra. Their rich culture can be seen all over the district. Even though the rulers from this dynasty worshipped Jainism, the temples of Lord Shiva can be seen in the entire region.
Hassan spreads in an area of 26.5 sq km with a population of about 1,57,000. The city experiences warm mornings but cold and chilly evenings. Agriculture is the dominant occupation along with Chromite Mining through Mysore minerals here. Hassan also serves as the headquarters of the Master Control Facility of the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO). Some famous tourist attractions nearby are the Hasanamba temple which displays the local culture of the region and is famous amongst pilgrims. Halebid, Belur, Gorur, and Shravanabelagola dam are some other visited tourist attractions here.
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