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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Chamarajnagar district.
Chamarajanagar Railway Station
Chamarajanagar Railway Station
Chamarajanagar is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 11°55′34″N 76°56′25″E / 11.9260°N 76.9402°E / 11.9260; 76.9402Coordinates: 11°55′34″N 76°56′25″E / 11.9260°N 76.9402°E / 11.9260; 76.9402
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chamarajanagara
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571 313
Telephone code 08226
Vehicle registration KA-10

Chamarajanagar is a district and town in the southern end of Karnataka, a state in India. Named after Chamaraja Wodeyar IX, the king of Mysore, it is one of the less developed towns in Karnataka despite its proximity to the interstate highway linking Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


Chamarajnagar is located at 11°55′N 76°57′E / 11.92°N 76.95°E / 11.92; 76.95.[1] It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2171 feet).


As of the 2008 India census,[2] Chamrajanagar had a population of 77,811. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Chamrajanagar has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 65% and female literacy of 54%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Railway Station[edit]

Chamarajanagar Railway Station is the 'Southern Most' rail point of Karnataka. Its station code is CMNR.


The nearest regional airport is Mandakalli Airport in Mysore. The nearest international airports are in Bangalore and Coimbatore.

Nearby Tourist Attractions[edit]

Gundalept town on the Mysore road from Chamarajangar
Vegetarian lunch in the Chamarajanagar style

Notable Personalities of the District[edit]

Gundalpet - Sathyamangalam Route[edit]

The mountain pass from Gundalpet to Sathyamangalam down the hill is very scenic. There is a viewpoint at Dhinbam TB. After 27 hairpin bends, you reach Bannari ammanKovil in Sathyamangalam.


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