|Elevation||925 m (3,035 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Magadi is a town in Ramanagara district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Magadi was the capital of Kempe Gowda who built Bangalore. It is also the setting of the true story "Old Munnusamy and the man-eater of Magadi" by Kenneth Anderson (writer). Since the days of Kenneth Anderson, the wildlife in Magadi has been greatly reduced by poaching and habitat loss.
As seen from Google Earth Satellite Imagery, this place has a tributary of the Kaveri river flowing along its side. It also has a manmade lake and a miniature hydroelectric power station.
It is fast becoming a part of Bangalore as Bangalore's border is just 25 km away.
Other famous sites in Magadi are the Savandurga, the forest, Ranganatha Swamy Temple at Tirumale, where a fair is held every April, the ruins of Magadi fort and the Plywood Industry (Raaj Laxmi Wood Industries).
Visitors to Magadi can see a temple called Gavi-Ganghadhreshwar, where there is a big rock.
As of 2001[update] India census, Magadi had a population of 25,000. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Magadi has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 60%.
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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.
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