Belgaum (also called as Belagavi in Kannada, Belgaon in Marathi) is a city and a municipal corporation in Belgaum district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the fourth largest city in the state of Karnataka, after Bengaluru, Hubli-Dharwad, and Mysore.
It is situated nearly 2,500 ft (762 m) above sea-level and is the headquarters of Belgaum district, which borders the states of Maharashtra and Goa. Belgaum is also the headquarters for the Belgaum division. The division comprises the districts of Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bijapur, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, and Uttara Kannada. The Government of Karnataka has proposed making Belgaum the second capital of the State of Karnataka with the recently inaugurated(October 11 2012) second state administrative building Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.