Bangalore Urban district

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Bangalore Urban district
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ
Bangalore city, central business district.
Bangalore city, central business district.
Bangalore Urban district is located in Karnataka
Bangalore Urban district
Bangalore Urban district
Location of the district headquarters in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°58′13″N 77°33′37″E / 12.970214°N 77.56029°E / 12.970214; 77.56029Coordinates: 12°58′13″N 77°33′37″E / 12.970214°N 77.56029°E / 12.970214; 77.56029
Country  India
State Karnataka
Headquarters Bangalore city
Talukas Bangalore North, Bangalore South, Bangalore East, Anekal
 • Deputy Commissioner M. K. Aiyappa[1]
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bangalore Urban is a district of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is surrounded by the Bangalore Rural district on the west, east and north and the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu on the south. Bangalore Urban district came into being in 1986, with the partition of the erstwhile Bangalore district into BangaloreUrban and Bangalore Rural districts. Bangalore Urban has four taluks: Bangalore North, Bangalore East, Bangalore South and Anekal. The city of Bangalore is situated in the Bangalore Urban district. The Bangalore Urban district has 17 hoblies, 668 villages and 9 municipal corporations. Electronics City the pride of India and hub of Bangalore's Information Technology companies is situated in Anekal Taluk.

This is the most advanced district in Karnataka. It had a population of 6,537,124 of which 88.11% is urban as of 2001.[2] As of Census 2011, its population has increased to 9,588,910, with a sex-ratio of 908 females/males, the lowest in the state and its density is 4,378 people per square km.[3]



The climate here is moderate. In summer it receives a good amount of sunlight. In winter it is not very cold. The lowest average temperature here is about 16–18 °C (61–64 °F).

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According to the 2011 census Bangalore Urban district has a population of 9,588,910,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Belarus[5] or the US state of North Carolina.[6] This gives it a ranking of 3rd in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 4,378 inhabitants per square kilometre (11,340/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 46.68%.[4] Bangalore has a sex ratio of 908 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 88.48%.[4]


71% of population speak kannada. Remaining population speak Tamil, Bengali English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Oriya and Urdu.



  1. ^ Congress bags Bengaluru Urban ZP retrieved on 9 December 2010
  2. ^ Census GIS India
  3. ^ "Girls are still scarce in IT City". The Times of India. 6 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Belarus 9,577,552 July 2011 est. 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. North Carolina 9,535,483 

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