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Bhadravathi is an industrial town and taluk in the Shimoga District of Karnataka state, India. It is situated at a distance of about 255 kilometres (158 mi) from the state capital Bangalore and at about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the district headquarters, Shivamogga.
Bhadravathi derives its name from the Bhadra River which flows through the city. It was earlier known as Benkipura.
The taluk borders five other taluks, the Shivamogga Taluk to the west, the Honnali Taluk to the north, the Channagiri Taluk to the east, the Tarikere Taluk to the south-east, and the Narasimharajapura Taluk to the south-west.
Bhadravathi has two major factories that take up a large part of the city the Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant factory, started by Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, and the Mysore Paper Mills Limited factory.
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Distance from Bhadravathi:
Shimoga: 20 Km
Bangalore: 260 Km
Mysore: 227 Km
Mangalore: 205 Km
Karwar: 260 Km
Chikmagalur: 80 Km
Tumkur: 189 Km
Chitradurga: 98 Km
Hubli: 240 Km
Udupi: 200 Km