Chamarajanagar

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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Chamarajnagar district.
Chamarajanagar
ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ
Chamarajanagara
Town
Chamarajanagar Railway Station
Chamarajanagar Railway Station
Chamarajanagar is located in Karnataka
Chamarajanagar
Chamarajanagar
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 11°55′34″N 76°56′25″E / 11.9260°N 76.9402°E / 11.9260; 76.9402Coordinates: 11°55′34″N 76°56′25″E / 11.9260°N 76.9402°E / 11.9260; 76.9402
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chamarajanagara
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571 313
Telephone code 08226
Vehicle registration KA-10
Website www.chamarajanagaracity.gov.in

Chamarajanagar is a town in the southern end of Karnataka, a state in India. It is also the headquarters of the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. It is named after Chamaraja Wodeyar IX (1774 - 1796), king of Mysore, who was born in the town. It is also one of the less developed towns in Karnataka, even though it is situated on the interstate that links Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Geography[edit]

Chamarajnagar is located at 11°55′N 76°57′E / 11.92°N 76.95°E / 11.92; 76.95.[1] It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2171 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2008 India census,[2] Chamrajanagar had a population of 77,810. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Chamrajanagar has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 65% and female literacy of 54%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

From the state capital Bangalore, the State Highway 17 can be used to reach Chamarajanagar via Mysore, Chamarajanagar is at a distance of 61 km from Mysore. The distance from Bangalore to Chamarajanagar is about 185 km. The Bangalore-Kanakapura-Kollegal-Chamarajanagar road can also be used with the distance being the same.

Rail[edit]

Chamarajanagar-Nanjangud railway line was opened to service on 27 August 1926. Chamarajanagar has a new railway station since the railway track was upgraded to broad gauge from one metre gauge in November 2008. The project to construct a new railway line from Chamarajanagar to Satyamangalam, Gobichettipalayam, Erode is progressing slowly. It will reduce the distance between Bangalore and Chamarajanagar and other cities of Tamil Nadu. The proposal to extend the railway line further to Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu has not yet received environmental clearance.

On the day of the new BG line inauguration, a local committee at Chamarajanagar presented a memorandum to the then Minister for Railways for State, Dr. Velu to take up the construction work between Chamarajanagar and Mettupalayam directly, and also to take up the construction work of the Bangalore—Mettupalayam railway line via Satyamangalam. They have conveyed the importance of connecting Satyamangalam with Gobichettipalayam and Erode. This proposal will bring the eastern as well as the western coastal regions closer to the northern region via Chamarajanagar.

Since Feb 2010, the Tirupati Express (213) has been extended to Chamarajanagar station and is the only long route train from Chamarajanagar.

In 2010, the Railway Budget proposed to conduct a survey for the newline between Chamarajanagar and Krishnagiri. This line will connect Chennai and Mysore directly; that means: through Chennai-Krishnagiri-Chamarajanagar-Mysore instead of the busy Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore route.

The 2011 railway budget proposed to conduct a survey for a newline between Tumkur and Chamarajanagar.

Railway Station[edit]

Chamarajanagar Railway Station is the 'Southern Most' rail point of Karnataka.Station code is CMNR.

Air[edit]

The nearest airport is Mysore. Mandakalli which is 52 km. The International airports are Bangalore located 236 km and Coimbatore located 134 km

Tourist places[edit]

Chamarajanagar is also known as the 'Granite City'. There are many tourist spots to visit around the city. These are:

Bhavani sagar dam 75 km from Chamrajnagar via Bannari

Notable Personalities of the District[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Temple comt members shri shri shri varasiddi vinayaka temple.vinayakana gudi beedi.Ramasamudra.R.N.sundar., R.D.Nagaraju,Sheshu,Nataraju,R.M.Nagu,Sheshadri.R.B, Shridhara,