|Elevation||585 m (1,919 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||KA 23|
|Sex ratio||1000/1000 ♂/♀|
Nipani (Kannada Nippani) is a taluka and a City Municipal Council in Belgaum District in the India state of Karnataka. It is located at a Distance of 75 Km from the district headquarters,and 37 Km from Kolhapur City in Maharashtra State. Nipani is famous For tobacco in India.
Geography and climate
Since Nipani is close to the branches of the western ghats, it enjoys a good rainy season. Temperature ranges from 16 to 40°C (61 to 104°F).
As of 2011[update] India census, Nipani had a population of 98,061. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nipani has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 64%. In Nipani, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The Kannada language is the official language while Marathi is also widely spoken in Nipani city.
Nipani has good colleges and schools. Most of the students who come to this city for education are from neighbouring villages such as Khadaklat, Yamgarni, Benadi, Lakhanapur, Jatrat, Akkol, Padalihal, Nanganur, Shripevadi, Aadi, Murgod, Solankur, Saundalaga, Pangire B, etc.
Many of the students from this sub-urban place have travelled, worked and a few have even settled abroad. Indirectly, these students have helped the Nipani's business to flourish when they transfer their hard earned money to their families not to forget the contributions made by neighbouring villages and outsiders, who have helped to keep Nipani a busy town. Nipani is well known as a destination for higher education. Courses including BA, MA, B.COM, M.COM, BSC, BBA, BCA, D.PHARM, B.PHARM, M.PHARM BHMS, BAMS, B.ED, BE are conducted by various institutes.
- "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.