Gadag District is a district in the state of Karnataka, India. The district formed in 1997, when it was split from the Dharwad District. As of 2011, the Gadag District had a population of 971,952. The overall population increased by 13.14 percent from 1991 to 2001. The Gadag District borders the Bagalkot District on the north, the Koppal District on the east, the Bellary District on the south-east, the Haveri District on the south-west, the Dharwad District on the west and the Belgaum District on the north-west. The district features monuments from the Western Chalukya Empire. Gadag District has seven tehsils: Gadag-Betgeri, Ron, Shirhatti, Nargund, Lakshmeshwar, Gajendragad and Mundargi.