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Tiptur is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°16′N 76°29′E / 13.26°N 76.48°E / 13.26; 76.48Coordinates: 13°16′N 76°29′E / 13.26°N 76.48°E / 13.26; 76.48
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Tumkur
Elevation 862 m (2,828 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 59,543
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-44

Tiptur is a town in Tumkur district in the state of Karnataka, India.


Tiptur was historically a part of Honnavalli, a village headquarter 10 miles north west of Tiptur in Tumkur District. Honnavalli was the taluk headquarters until 1886. The history of the village dates back to eleventh century. It was built by Someswara Raaya, who belonged to the Harnahalli Nayak family. The legend goes that 'Honnu Amma', the family deity of the Paalegaar, appeared in a dream and directed him to build a model village in her name. Even today 'Honnavalli Amma' is the village goddess.[2]

Geography and climate[edit]

Tiptur is at 13°16′N 76°29′E / 13.26°N 76.48°E / 13.26; 76.48.[3] It is about 73 km west of Tumkur on the NH 206 and on the Bangalore-Miraj railway line and about 141 km north-west of Bangalore city. It has an average elevation of 861  m. The temperatures in summer is 34 oC and in winter is 20 oC.


According to census of India (2011), Tiptur has a population of 82,043. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tiptur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 69%. In Tiptur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Tiptur coconut plantation

Tiptur has an Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market. Auctions are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Farmers from nearby Taluks, Villages and even as far as Channarayapatna carry their copra to the market for auction. There are several Copra Desiccated Powder Industries who in turn export their products all across India and some Export out of India.

Coconut traders from the Tiptur market have supplied copra throughout the world.[4]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Alevur Sriramana Acharya-Deccan College, Post-graduate and Research Institute, 1971 - Foreign Language Study - 112 pages. On a dialect of Kannada spoken in Tiptur Taluk, Tumkur District, Mysore.
  • Imperial gazetteer of India: Provincial series, Volume 19
  • Census of India, 1971: A. Town directory.' B. Special survey reports on selected towns [name of town] C. Survey reports on selected villages: P. Padmanabha
  • Land and people of Indian states and union territories. 13. Karnataka'

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