Hunagunda is a taluk in the northern district of Bagalkot in Karnataka, India. Major towns in the taluk are Amingad, Karadi, Hunagunda and Ilkal.Kudalasangama (ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮ), where the social reformist Basavanna died, is located in the taluk. Hunagunda Taluk also contains Aihole and Pattadkal which were once under the rule of Chalukyas of Badami. Amingad is known for Amingad karadantu, a sweet dish.
Hunagunda is located at 16.07°N 76.05°E / 16.07; 76.05. It has an average elevation of 531 metres (1742 feet). The soil found in the area is usually black or red and the soil is very fertile.
The Hungund Taluka has thirty panchayat villages:
Hunagund is connected with National Highway which connects between Maharashtra and Karnataka. Once the Hospet and Chitradurga Highway is completed, It would become one of the major stops. In the recent times a survey was conducted where there is a proposal to build railway track between Koppal and Alamatti. This would help reducing the Travel time between Southern Capitals to Delhi by 6 Hrs. Major junction would be planned around this area. There is one more railway proposal between Bagalkot and Raichur. This would help in improving the connectivity between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.Aihole
As of 2001 India census, Hunagunda had a population of 18,035. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hunagundahas an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 53%. In Hunagunda, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kannada is the most widely spoken language in the taluk.
Agriculture is the largest employer in Hunagunda. The chief crops cultivated are rabi and jowar, as well as groundnut, gram, tuvar daal and moong daal. Ilkal is famous for Ilkal saree and Red Granite.
Hunagunda and Ilkal have some of the most famous educational institutions in the region. Vijaya Mahantesh High School in Hunagunda was established in 1915 as Anglo Vernacular School. Hunagunda also has a Rural Polytechnic college.