Davangere or Davanagere is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of Davangere district which lies at the centre of the state of Karnataka.Davangere is the "Heart of Karnataka". Davangere is surrounded from Chithradurga, Bellary, Shimoga, Chikmagalur and Haveri districts.
The city is located on National Highway 4 at a distance of about 265 km from the state capital, Bangalore. Davangere became a separate district in 1997 when it was separated from the then united district of Chitradurga for administration conveniences. Davangere is at the center of Karnataka, 14° 28 latitude, 75° 59 longitude and 602.5 metres (1,977 ft) above sea level.
Davangere is well connected by road to Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Mangalore and Chennai through NH - 4 (Previously Pune-Bangalore Highway and now Mumbai-Pune-Bengaluru-Chennai Highway). Railways also play a major role in connectivity.