Channapatna

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ಚನ್ನಪಟ್ಟಣ
city
ಚನ್ನಪಟ್ಟಣ is located in Karnataka
ಚನ್ನಪಟ್ಟಣ
ಚನ್ನಪಟ್ಟಣ
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°39′11″N 77°12′18″E / 12.6530°N 77.2050°E / 12.6530; 77.2050Coordinates: 12°39′11″N 77°12′18″E / 12.6530°N 77.2050°E / 12.6530; 77.2050
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Ramanagara
Area
 • Total 12.87 km2 (4.97 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 71,912
 • Density 5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 562160
Telephone code 91-80 / 91-8113
Website www.channapatnacity.gov.in

Channapatna is a city located 60 km south-west of Bangalore, India on Bangalore-Mysore state highway. The city is famous for its wooden toys and lacquerware. In the native language (kannada), Channapatna is also called as "goMbegaLa ooru" meaning toys town in English. These toys are manufactured in tradational or advanced small scale industries. Manufacturing and twisting of raw silk, Rice, Ragi and Coconut is a major product of Channapatna taluk. The temple of Lord Aprameya Swamy is nearby.

Channapatna taluk comes under Ramanagara District. Its headquarters is located in Bangalore-Mysore highway. The total geographical area of the taluk is 53,587 hectares. It has three hoblies namely 1) Kasaba 2) Malur 3) Virupakshapura. Channapatna is one of the 57 cities in Karnataka under the Nirmala Nagara - Municipal eGovernance project. Under this project, the city obtained its website as well as the Public Grievance & Redressal module from Aug 15th 2005.

Religious Groups[edit]

The Mahdavis constitute a major portion of the population they are the followers of Hazrat Syed Muhammad Mahdi Mau'ood(as) (September 9, 1443 - April 23, 1505 AD), (14, Jamadi ul Awal 847 - 19, Ziquada 910) Hijri), a holy saint who claimed to be Imam Mahdi at the holy city of Mecca, right in front of Kaaba (between rukn and maqam) in the Hijri year 901(10th Hijri), As many symbols and qualities attributed to the promised Mahdi (A) were found in him, people accepted him and is revered as such by Mahdavia.

The Mahdavis basically follow the Sunni tenets of Islam, with special emphasis on asceticism and spirituality, with distinct social and religious traditions and customs centered on their Dairas, which are headed by Murshids (spiritual guides).

Geography[edit]

Channapatna is located at 12°39′N 77°13′E / 12.65°N 77.22°E / 12.65; 77.22.[1] It has an average elevation of 739 metres (2424 ft).

Total length of roads is 108.20 km. Total water supply is 70.50(LPCD). This means a per capita water supply of 65.50(LPCD). In summer the temperature is 32 °C. In winter it is 19 °C.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Channapatna had a population of 63,561. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Channapatna has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 72% and female literacy of 64%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Wooden toys of Channapatna

History[edit]

As per the historical Records The village was ruled by the King Timmapparaja Aras. In 1630, the Wodeyars of Mysore occupied and ruled Channapatna. The MLA of this taluk is C P Yogeshwar.

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