|• Total||2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Bylakuppe and Kushalanagara|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Periyapattana|
|Climate||Tropical wet and dry (Köppen)|
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Periyapatna (Kannada: ಪಿರಿಯಾಪಟ್ಟಣ / Devanagari: पेरियपट्टणा) is located at 12°20′N 76°06′E / 12.34°N 76.1°E / 12.34; 76.1. It has an average elevation of 844 metres (2769 feet). The town is situated on Mysore-Mangalore highway at a distance of 70 km from Mysore, the malnad region will gradually start from Piriyapatna as moved towards Kushalanagara.
Tobacco is cultivated annually or seasonally, and can be harvested in several ways. In the oldest method, the entire plant is harvested at once by cutting off the stalk at the ground with a sickle. In the 1960s and 1970s VFC tobacco was introduced and began to be harvested by pulling individual leaves off the stalk as they ripened. The leaves ripen from the ground upwards, so a field of tobacco may go through several so-called "pullings", more commonly known as topping (topping always refers to the removal of the tobacco flower before the leaves are systematically removed and, eventually, entirely harvested.More than 75% of the VFC tobacco grown in the taluk gets exported to various countries every year and is well known for its filler quality at the international level. it is the place where the legend of sandalwood Puttanna_Kanagal hailed from.
As of 2001 India census, Piriyapatna had a population of 14,922. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Piriyapatna has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 61%. In Piriyapatna, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. It has an area of 6.26 kilometres (3.89 mi). noted villages in periyapatana taluk is Kittur, Kampalapura,Ravanduru, Bettadapura, Bylakuppe, Koppa, Panchavalli,
K Venkatesh sitting MLA from Congress party noted personalities from periyapatana 1.Puttanna Kanagal, noted Kannada film director 2.PK Rajashekara, janapada artist 3.Vasanthkumar, agriculture scientist 4.RP Jagadish, prajavani retired assistant editor and media adviser to BS yeddyurappa 5.Inndudhara Honnapura, journalist 6.Sumana Kittur, film director