Kushalanagara is a town located in the east of Kodagu district, near the Kaveri river, in the state of Karnataka, India. In pre-Independence times, it was known as Fraserpet after Colonel Fraser who was the Political Agent in Coorg around 1834. The town is located on [1 ] Mangalore - Mysore state highway 88.
R.Gundu Rao, former Chief Minister of Karnataka state, India, hails from this town.
Kaveri River in Kusal Nagar
Geography [ edit ]
Kushalnagara is located at
. 12°28′N 75°58′E / 12.47°N 75.97°E It has an average elevation of 831 metres (2726 feet). [2 ]
Bylakuppe settlement for Tibetans is in Mysore district but within 1–3 km from Kushalanagara towards Mysore. Other nearby tourist attractions include Harangi Reservoir, Dubare where Elephant Camp & Rafting available, Kaveri Nisargadhama, Chiklihole Reservoir, herur,
Demographics [ edit ]
As of 2001
census, Kushalnagara had a population of 13,262. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kushalnagar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 73%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. [3 ]
Languages [ edit ]
The main languages in Kushalanagara are
Are Bhashe, Kannada and Kodava Takk. Tibetan is also spoken by Tibetan settlers. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Anon. 1908 The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Vol. 11. Oxford. page 12
^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kushalnagar
^ "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.
^ Town official Website - Kushalnagar