Hosanagara

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Hosanagar [1]
Town
Hosanagar   [1] is located in Karnataka
Hosanagar   [1]
Hosanagar [1]
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°55′N 75°04′E / 13.92°N 75.07°E / 13.92; 75.07Coordinates: 13°55′N 75°04′E / 13.92°N 75.07°E / 13.92; 75.07
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Shimoga
Subdivision Sagara
Government
 • MLA H Halappa[2]
Elevation 585 m (1,919 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,042
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577418

Hosanagar is a panchayat town in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is nested in western ghats of India. The World Cattle Conference with main emphasis on cow was held in month of April 2007 in Hosanagar. The different uses of cow ( not the meat ) were exhibited. Near Hosanagar there is a mutt named Sri Ramachandrapura Mutt just 6 km from Hosanagar Town.

Geography[edit]

Hosanagar is located at 13°55′N 75°04′E / 13.92°N 75.07°E / 13.92; 75.07.[3] It has an average elevation of 585 metres (1919 feet).

Hosanagar Taluk is full of forested areas.[4] A sizable area of the Taluk is covered by the backwaters of Linganamakki Dam, built across Sharavati River. This Taluk receives heavy rainfal[5] during monsoon season (June–October).

Hosanagar is a taluk with 30 gram panchayats.[6] A megalithic site has been discovered at the Byse village in the Hosanagar taluka.[7]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[8] Hosanagar had a population of 5042. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hosanagar has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 75%. In Hosanagar, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Hosanagar Taluk is one of the seven taluks of Shimoga District, Karnataka, India.

Etymology[edit]

Hosanagar means "new town", distinguishing it from Nagara,[4] which is located at a distance of 17 km, and a historic town of Malnad.

Constituency[edit]

Hosanagar is one of the MLA constituency of Malnad region.[9]

Places of interest[edit]

Humcha, a village located 22 km from Taluk headquarters, is known for a historic Jain temple in the area.[4]

Ramachandrapura Mutt is located at a distance of 6 km from the town of Hosanagar.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.indiapost.gov.in/pin/
  2. ^ http://www.shimoga.nic.in/polit-his.htm
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hosanagar
  4. ^ a b c d com, discovershimoga. "discovershimoga.com". Shimoga. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  5. ^ Jaideep, Shenoy (2012-05-08). "Karnataka Maximum rainfall". Bangalore: The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  6. ^ Zilla Panchayath, Shimoga
  7. ^ Snehal Rebello (2012-03-15). "Megalithic structures a chance discovery". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ The, Hindu; Spl.Correspondent (2006-02-08). "Sagar, Hosnagar MLAs may obey BJP whip on trust vote". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-02-13.