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Bajpe is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°58′48″N 74°53′00″E / 12.9801°N 74.8834°E / 12.9801; 74.8834Coordinates: 12°58′48″N 74°53′00″E / 12.9801°N 74.8834°E / 12.9801; 74.8834
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
 • Total 111.18 km2 (42.93 sq mi)
Elevation 8.83 m (28.97 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,701
 • Density 416.3/km2 (1,078/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574142
Telephone code 0824
Vehicle registration KA-19

Bajpe (Tulu, Kannada :ಬಜ್ಪೆ )is a census town located close to Mangalore city in Dakshina Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is around 18 km (11 mi) from the heart of the city of Mangalore. The Mangalore International Airport is located at Bajpe and is popularly known as the Bajpe Aerodrome. City bus number 47 connects Bajpe to Mangalore city.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Bajpe had a population of 17032. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Bajpe has an average literacy rate of 92%, higher than the national average of 74.04; The male and female literacy rate are equal . 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assembly constituency[edit]

Till 2007 Bajpe belonged to Surathkal constituency but now it belongs to Moodubidri constituency after the recent reorganization of constituencies by the election commission.

Religious Places[edit]

Some famous Religious Places located here are:

St. Joseph's Church [1]
Located in the center of the Village square.
Shri Somanatheshwara Maha Ganapathi temple, Porkodi
One of the oldest temple in the region
Shri Ambika Annapoorneshwari Temple Sunkadakatte
Run by Sri Sri Sri Niranjan Swamiji
Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple Kateel
Located around eight kilometers from Bajpe
Sri Guru Parashakthi Mutt Marakada, Mangalore
Located at Marakada, 8KM from Bajpe.
Shree Rajarajeshwari Temple, Polali
Located around ten kilometers from Bajpe
Shree Kashi Vishwanatheshwara Temple, Talakala, Kolambe, Bajpe.
Located Near Mangalore International Airport
Swayambhoolingeshwara temple Doddikatta
The main deity at the temple is Swambhoolingeshwara or Lord Shiva.
Porkodi Shiva Temple
Temple dedeicated to lord Shiva.Its one of the oldest temple in the area.
Shree Shanaishchara Temple (Temple of the lord Shani)
Near Bajpe Bus stand, Kateel Road.
Shri. Adinatheshwar Temple, Adyapadi
Temple of shiva
Muhiyudeen Jumma Masjid
Close to Bajpe Bajpe


Bajpe is also home to several educational institutes. Some of the prominent ones in this town are listed below:

St Josephs PU college
Sri NiranjanaSwamy education institutions,Sunkadakatte
Morning Star(Airport) School
Parochial School
Little flower girls School
Holy Family Girls convent
Popular English Medium school
Ansar English Medium School
BAMA International School

MGM college of engineering


Bajpe used to be a predominantly a agricultural land . presently many have moved to gulf countries for a better livelyhood. ONGC has a multi crore project near Bajpe.aromatic complex has been set up by ONGC in 442 acres,which is closer to Bajpe.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.