Belgaum is a city in the state of Karnataka, bordering with Maharashtra and Goa. It got its name from Venugrama, meaning Bamboo Village. The city is known by several names; Marathi people call it Belgav, Kannada Belgavi and people of South Karnataka call it Belagam.
According to census 2011, Belgaum has a population of 4,90,045.
Kannada is the official language spoken by most natives.