It was initilally part of Kanara district in Madras Presidency.
The district was divided to North and South Kanara districts in 1859.
In 1956 the southern portion of Bombay State was added to Mysore State, which was renamed Karnataka in 1972.
door tegitale....(Avala sontada teeruvinallu saha veerya antikondu holeyuttiruttade adre avalige adu innu feel agilla)doorannu tegitale... Haalinavanu: Sari...(avala tight ada molegalu matte sontada veerya nodi avanige thumba mood bandu bidutte) Halinavanu: akkavre adeno nimma sontada hattira antikondide nodi? The renowned Bengali poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who visited Uttara Kannada in 1882, dedicated an entire chapter of his memoirs to this town.The 22-year-old Rabindranath Tagore stayed with his brother, Satyendranath Tagore, who was the district judge in Uttara Kannada. anna attege haagu naanu melgade ero 2 bedroomli ertivi.. aa tara malgidke sareeyinda avala tika doddadagi kanuttittu... avalu echra agibidtale anta hedari allinda odi roomge bandu bitte... The district has 2 agroclimatic divisions, namely: The first known dynasty from Uttar Kannada District are Chutus of Banavasi.