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Malur is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°01′16″N 77°56′17″E / 13.021°N 77.938°E / 13.021; 77.938Coordinates: 13°01′16″N 77°56′17″E / 13.021°N 77.938°E / 13.021; 77.938
Country India
State Karnataka
District Kolar district
 • Total 7.12 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Elevation 909 m (2,982 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 27,815
 • Density 3,906.6/km2 (10,118/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 563 130
Telephone code 08151

Malur is a town in Kolar district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is near Bangalore.


Malur is located at 13°00′N 77°56′E / 13.00°N 77.94°E / 13.00; 77.94.[1] It has an average elevation of 910 metres (2,990 ft).

Malur is 46 kilometres (29 mi) from Bangalore City and is located on the Bangalore – Chennai trunk railway line. Though some passenger trains halt there, most of the express trains do not halt at Malur.


As of the 2001 India census,[2] Malur had a population of 27,791. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Malur has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 61%. In Malur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The languages spoken in Malur are majority Kannada. Telugu and Tamil are also spoken for some extent as the taluk is bordered by Hosur(Tamil Nadu) and also because its proximity to Kuppam in Andhra pradesh.


The economy of Malur is primarily dependent on business and it is famous for clay tile-and-brick industry and some small-scale industries. It is also famous for large number of Eucalyptus plantations.Malur is famous for vegetables .vegetables grown here are daily sent to chennai market and banglore markets .Malur is the main exporter of vegetables to chennai.Daily some 20 loads of vegetables are sent to chennai also vegetables are sent to Bangladesh ,Kolkata ,Delhi,Mumbai,Orissa,Tatanagar,Westbengal,etc. Malur is also very famous for floriculture. Flowers grown with high technology are exported to bigger cities like Bangalore,Hyderbad,Chennai. Another main economy of malur is tiles and brick factories.It creates vast number of employments to people.Lot of people from far away states are working here.Clay bricks are sent to another states via Lorrie's.Daily some 300 loads of bricks are sent from here .That's why malur is called capital of brick industry. In malur we can two industrial sub hurbs.We can see big factories like Hero Honda, Mahindra Aerospace,Scania,Medinova and some other factories. This creates vast number of employments ,thus making Malur economy fabulous. Malur is also famous for poultry farms.we can see large number of parent breeding and commercial broiler farms.

Notable people[edit]

The Jnanapeetha Award-winning writer Maasti Venkatesha Iyengar (pen name Shreenivaasa) was born in a town called Maasti, which is also one of the Hobli of Malur Taluk.

Artist M. V. Shivashankar was born in Malur.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Malur
  2. ^ "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. 

Malur's growth is vast people are not thinking about their basic amenities like water Malur is facing shortage of water due to lack of rain Malur's population is growing high and high but there is no sufficient water to serve the population, as they are drilling ground for under ground water due to lack of rain and other reasons underground water is dried this is the major negative point on Malur.