Mulki, India

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Mulki, India
ಮುಲ್ಕಿ
city
Mulki, India is located in Karnataka
Mulki, India
Mulki, India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°06′N 74°48′E / 13.1°N 74.8°E / 13.1; 74.8Coordinates: 13°06′N 74°48′E / 13.1°N 74.8°E / 13.1; 74.8
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 17,274
Languages
 • Official Tulu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mulki (Tulu: ಮುಲ್ಕಿ) is a panchayat town in Dakshina Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is on the banks of Shambhavi River. It was earlier known as Moolikapur, turned to Mulki. A small town with people of diverse religions, it is 10 km north of Suratkal. Karnad is a locality within Mulki.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Mulki had a population of 16,398. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Mulki has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 73%. In Mulki, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The majority population of Mulki is Hindu, although there is a significant diversity in the form of Muslim and Christians. Hindus in Mulki are very diverse in themselves with a significant population of Billavas, Bunts,Mogaveera Vokkaligas, Konkanis and Brahmins.

Economy[edit]

Skilled workers form small cottage industries and are entrepreneurial . Other major contribution to the local economy comes from agriculture and fishing.

Travel[edit]

Mulki is easily accessible via road, air, train and sea. National highway 17 (Now NH 66) passes through the heart of Mulki. The Mulki railway station is about 5 kilometres from the Mulki downtown. The nearest airport is in the town of Bajpe which is about 20 kilometres from Mulki. The New Mangalore seaport [1] forms a convenient way to transport cargo to Mulki.

Temples[edit]

  • Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Bappanadu in NH-17 (from Mangalore 30 km - From Udupi 30 km)- famous for Bappanadu Dolu.The temple covers the nearby 9 Villages.
  • Shri kolekady temple,Mulki
  • Sri Venkataramana Temple, Mulki
  • Sri Hari Hara Temple, Karnad
  • Sri Hanuman Temple, Mulki
  • Sri Vishwanatha Temple, Punaroor
  • Sri Veerabhadra Mahamaya temple, Maanampaady, Mulki,

Churches[edit]

  • C.S.I. UNITY CHURCH,Mulki
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Karnad
  • Ghazani Church Mulki, est 1670
  • Divine Call Centre, Karnad

Mosques & Darga[edit]

  • Noor Masjid, Karnad
  • Shafi Jumma Masjid, Mulki
  • Hanfi Masjid, Kilpady Mulki
  • Jamiya Masjid, old bustand, Mulki
  • Zinda Madarsha Waliyullah Darga, Darga Road, Mulki
  • Mulki Darga, Shafi Jumma Masjid, Mulki
  • Darga, Gajani Area, Mulki

People From Mulki[edit]

Local news sources[edit]

The nearby cities of Mangalore and Udupi provide print publications and Internet sites that report news about Mulki. The most prominent local news sources are:

  1. Udayavani [2]
  2. Karavali Ale
  3. Daijiworld [3]
  4. Varthabharathi [4]
  5. Prajavani
  6. Gulf Kannadiga [5]
  7. The Times of India
  8. Vishwa kannadiga News [6]

Nearby places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/india- karnataka.php?cityid=2942401000
  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. 
  3. ^ "Budhi Kunderan".