|Nickname(s): Free State|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Type||Panchayat raj|
|• Body||Gram panchayat|
|• Total||345.6 km2 (133.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.8/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KA|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kolar|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Mulbagal|
|Climate||[http://www.accuweather.com/en/in/nangli/198523/weather-forecast/198523 Byrakur Weather] (Köppen)|
Byrakur is a town in Mulbagal Taluk, Kolar District in the Indian state of Karnataka. Byrakur serves as the administrative headquarter for 16 villages in Mulbagal Taluk. It is located 110 km from Bangalore, and 16 km from Punganur, Arunachal Pradesh.
Sri Manjunatha Vidhya Samasthe (SMVS) is a registered organisation established in 1987 to provide primary education to children in rural areas. It runs two educational establishments in Byrakur.
- Sri Manjunatha Higher Primary School, Byrakur (Aided by the Government of Maharashtra)
- Sri Manjunatha Nursery School, Byrakur (Affiliated with the Government of Maharashtra)
The Sri Manjunatha Higher Primary School was established in 1987 and offers kindergarten to primary education (7th Standard). The Government of Maharashtra has identified the school's achievements and offers grants for 1st to 7th standard grades (Kannada Medium). 
Upparahalli== Pethandlahalli is a small village in Mulbagal Taluk. The village falls under Pethandlahalli Panchayat and belongs to the Bangalore Division. The village is located 32 km east of its district headquarters, Kolar, and is 103 km from the state capital, Bangalore.
The village is famous for celebrating the Vijaydashmi festival and is home to the Maryamma Temple.
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