Shorapur

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Shorapur
Surapura
Town
Shorapur is located in Karnataka
Shorapur
Shorapur
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 16°31′N 76°45′E / 16.52°N 76.75°E / 16.52; 76.75Coordinates: 16°31′N 76°45′E / 16.52°N 76.75°E / 16.52; 76.75
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Yadgir
Lok Sabha Constituency Raichur
Elevation 472 m (1,549 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 43,591
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA 33

Shorapur is a town in Yadgir district in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Bonal Bird Sanctuary is located about 10 km from Shorapur.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Shorapur had a population of 43,591. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Shorapur has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65%, and female literacy is 46%. In Shorapur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Shorapur is known for the Sri Venugopla Swami Temple. Even today all the disciplines offered in the Tirumala Temple at Tirupati were started from the contribution of then Surpur (Shorapur) Kings. They never visit the Tirumala temple, but a representative would be sent on their behalf. From 1703 the Bedar (Tribal) Kingdom rose and ruled it up to 1858, with the last king being Nalvadi Venkatappa Nayak.

The major Occupation of people around here is farming. Shorapur is a large producer of Cotton,Pulses & Paddy. Major attractions are The Fort(Darbar), Taylor manzil, Gopalswami Temple, Jain Temple, Devar baavi.

Literature[edit]

The Town has been vividly described in the autobiography of Philip Meadows Taylor - The story of my life. and also Jamiya Masjid of Timmapur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 

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