|Elevation||567 m (1,860 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Mundgod is located at  It has an average elevation of 567 metres (1860 feet)..
As of 2001[update] India census, Mundgod had a population of 16,171. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mundgod has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Mundgod, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
With the help of the Government of India, the Tibetan administration, in the early 1960s, proposed to start a number of settlements for the Tibetan refugees. Tibetan settlement in Mundgod is one of them. Government of India in consultation with the state Government of Karnataka agreed to provide 4,000 acres (16 km²) of mostly forestland near Taluk village in North Kanara district 1900 feet (580 m) above sea level. The settlers were provided tents and bamboo huts for temporary shelter in the beginning. All the work in the settlement was done on co-operative basis and settlers were provided free dry ration. Doeguling Tibetan Settlement in Mundgod was established in 1966.
News and Media
Karwar eNews (http://www.karwarenews.com) is one of the major local newspaper in the region.
Tourist attractions of Mundgod region
- Tibetan colony Mundgod
Mundgod is a repository of Tibetan life and culture. It showcases the lifestyle and ambitions of the Tibetan refugees and reflects the gradual transformation of a traditional society into modernity. It has been referred to as Mini Tibet.
- Bachanaki Dam
It is about 6 km from Mundgod and 7 km from Attiveri Bird Sanctuary.
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is around 15 km from Mundgod in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. From Hubli-Dharwad it is 43 km away.
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- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mundgod
- "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.
- "Travel India – Mundgod – Mini Tibet of India". Retrieved 2013-02-02.