Bangalore Rural district

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Bengaluru Rural district
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮಾಂತರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ
district
Outer Ring Road Apartments.
Outer Ring Road Apartments.
Location in Karnataka, India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°58′52″N 77°34′29″E / 12.9811°N 77.5746°E / 12.9811; 77.5746Coordinates: 12°58′52″N 77°34′29″E / 12.9811°N 77.5746°E / 12.9811; 77.5746
Country India
State Karnataka
Founded by Kumar swamy
Talukas Devanahalli, Doddaballapura, Hoskote, Nelamangala
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code + 91-80
Vehicle registration KA-43,KA-52,KA-53
Website bangalorerural.nic.in

Bengaluru Rural District is one of the 30 districts in Karnataka. It was formed in 1986, when Bangalore district was divided into Bangalore Rural and Bangalore (Urban). Presently in Bangalore Rural district, there are 2 divisions, 4 Talukas, 35 Hoblis (cluster of villages), 1,713 inhabited and 177 uninhabited villages, 9 towns, and 229 Gram Panchayats. Proximity to the city of Bangalore has its own impact on the district, with a considerable daily commuting population. The rural people are mostly agriculturists, although with the advent of SEZs in the area, service and IT industries are booming. Near the Bangalore Rural District are the towns of Muddenahalli-Kanivenarayanapura, the sites of the upcoming Sri Sathya Sai Baba University and College of Medicine, Indian Institute of Technology Muddenahalli, 6 billion Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology (in Chikkaballapur district), and a 700 million "Silk City".[1][2][3] Devanahalli is set to be the site of a 95 billion Devanahalli Business Park, near the Bangalore International Airport.[4]

According to the 2001 census, the total population of the district was, 1,881,514 of which 21.65% were urban[5] with a population density of 309 persons per km2. Bangalore Rural district has 22.5% of its population belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. Hinduism is the major religion of this district. The Bangalore Rural district is essentially an agriculture district but it has sufficient scope for industrialisation, dairy development and sericulture.

It is the second least populous district in Karnataka (out of 30), after Kodagu.[6]

The district is endowed with agricultural and horticultural crops such as ragi, rice, groundnut, sugarcane, castor, grapes, mulberry, etc. There are adequate infrastructural facilities such as transport and communications, banking, credit, and marketing. Though the region is not rich in mineral resources, its non-metallic mineral resources are utilised for bricks, tiles, and stoneware manufacture. For many years, weaving has also been a major occupation for a large section of the population. The soil and such climatic conditions are congenial for the cultivation of mulberry, rearing of silkworms, and production of silk, besides other agro-based industries. There are a number of wineries and quantity of production of wine has been increasing. There is a proposal by the Government of Karnataka to rename Bengaluru Rural district to Kempe Gowda. In September 2007, the taluks of Kanakapura, Ramanagaram, Magadi and Channapatna were merged to form the Ramanagaram district.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Bengaluru Rural district has a population of 987,257,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[7] or the US state of Montana.[8] This gives it a ranking of 449th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 441 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,140/sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.02%.[6] Bengaluru Rural has a sex ratio of 945 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 78.29%.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIT will be established at Muddenahalli, says Moily". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2 June 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/31009/silk-city-come-up-near.html
  3. ^ "International sports village location to be finalised soon". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 9 July 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2009/09/05/stories/2009090551001700.htm
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est. 
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Montana 989,415