Bajpe

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Bajpe
town
Bajpe is located in Karnataka
Bajpe
Bajpe
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°58′48″N 74°53′00″E / 12.9801°N 74.8834°E / 12.9801; 74.8834Coordinates: 12°58′48″N 74°53′00″E / 12.9801°N 74.8834°E / 12.9801; 74.8834
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
Area
 • Total 111.18 km2 (42.93 sq mi)
Elevation 8.83 m (28.97 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,701
 • Density 416.3/km2 (1,078/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Tulu, Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574142
Telephone code 0824
Vehicle registration KA-19

Bajpe is a census town located close to Mangalore city in Dakshina Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India It is around 18 km (11 mi) from the heart of the city of Mangalore. The Mangalore International Airport is located at Bajpe and is popularly known as the Bajpe Aerodrome. City bus number 47 connects Bajpe to Mangalore city.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Bajpe had a population of 17,032. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Bajpe has an average literacy rate of 92%, higher than the national average of 74.04; The male and female literacy rate are equal. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assembly constituency[edit]

Till 2007 Bajpe belonged to Surathkal constituency, but now it belongs to Moodubidri constituency after the recent reorganization of constituencies by the election commission.

Religious Places[edit]

Some famous Religious Places located here are:

St. Joseph's Church [1]
Located in the center of the town.
Shri Somanatheshwara Maha Ganapathi temple, Porkodi
One of the oldest temples in the region
Shri Ambika Annapoorneshwari Temple Sunkadakatte
Run by Sri Sri Sri Niranjan Swamiji
Shree Kashi Vishwanatheshwara Temple, Talakala, Kolambe, Bajpe.
Located Near Mangalore International Airport
Shree Shanaishchara Temple (Temple of the lord Shani)
Near Bajpe Bus stand, Kateel Road.
Shri. Adinatheshwar Temple, Adyapadi
Temple of Shiva
Muhiyudeen Jumma Masjid
Khaja Jumma Masjid
Located at the start of the Airport Road

There is a Jain Ancestral House called Bailu Beedu belonging to the Land Lord family of Ballals 3 km from the main square. The family had a total hold on surrounding 3 villages. After the Land Reforms act came into existence, the family members got relocated to various places all over the world. Still, there is a worship place of their ancestors with 2 wooden idols of 8 feet height. These were twins, called Veerananthayya and Vikramananthayya (known as "Periyakulu" meaning elders). They belonged to the Chowta King family of Moodbidri.

Education[edit]

Bajpe is also home to several educational institutes. Some of the prominent ones in this town are listed below:

'St Josephs PU College' (High School & Pre University)
Sri NiranjanaSwamy education institutions,Sunkadakatte
Morning Star (Airport) School
'Parochial School' (Primary)
Little Flower Girls High School
Popular English Medium school
Ansar English Medium School
BAMA International School
MET Commerce College
Airport English Medium School
holi family school

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.