|Elevation||792 m (2,598 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Its main claim to fame was that former Chief minister of Karnataka state Sri D. Devaraj Urs hailed from this constituency of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and that famous film director Hunsur Krishnamurthy also hailed from here. It connects Bangalore to the Nagarahole National Park and Kodagu. It is also well known for timber trade, especially teak. Hunsur Teak is noted for its quality and durability; Another important trade activity is tobacco growing and tobacco auctions. Consolidated Coffee Curing Works employs many people in coffee bean processing. This location is also a growing market for sheep farming. Famous Kannada actor turned producer and director Dwarkish and popular director Bargava and director-producer Yogish Hunsur all hail from Hunsur - in fact both Bargava and Yogish Hunsur were born and brought up in Hunsur, although they have now settled in Bangalore.
There are several educational institutions, including the Government First Grade College, established through the efforts of D. Devaraja Urs and St.Joseph School and College. Manjunath is the present M.L.A of Hunsur.
Hunsur is located at  It has an average elevation of 792 metres (2598 feet). The river Lakshmana Tirtha flows though the town and is crossed by two bridges. The town is the administrative centre of Hunsur taluk, which is part of Mysore District. Historically, this town used to be called 'Gaadi Palya', meaning 'a resting station for bullock carts' (before the arrival of automobiles), probably en route to Mysore, the nearest city 47 kilometres away. Hunsur is the best place to get settled for all officials who are working in Mysore because its one of the coolest places of Karnataka and just 45 minutes from mysore. Famous Kannada actor turned producer and director Dwarkish, and popular director Bargava.
As of 2001[update] India census, Hunsur had a population of 43,893. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hunsur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. In Hunsur, 12% of the population is under six years of age.the famous near by villages are Harave,kallahalli,kattemalal vadi,bilikere,yamagumba,chilkunda,kallahalli, ,
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- "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.