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|• Total||12.87 km2 (4.97 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91-80 / 91-8113|
Channapatna is a city located 60 km south-west of Bangalore, India on Bangalore-Mysore state highway. The city is famous for its wooden toys and lacquerware. In the native language (kannada), Channapatna is also called as "goMbegaLa ooru" meaning town of toys in English. These toys are manufactured in tradational and advanced small scale industries. Manufacturing and twisting of raw silk, rice, ragi and coconut is a major product of Channapatna taluk. The temple of Lord Aprameya Swamy is nearby.
Channapatna taluk comes under Ramanagara District. Its headquarters is located in Bangalore-Mysore highway. The total geographical area of the taluk is 53,587 hectares. It has three hoblies namely 1) Kasaba 2) Malur 3) Virupakshapura. Channapatna is one of the 57 cities in Karnataka under the Nirmala Nagara - Municipal eGovernance project. Under this project, the city obtained its website as well as the Public Grievance & Redressal module from 15 August 2005.
A majority (over 75%) of the population are Hindus, whereas Muslims comprise 20%. The remainder are Christians and others. The city has famous Lord Aprameya temple which was constructed in the banks of Kanava river.
The city population dominated by Vokkaliga and Brahmins, we could find others caste likes Kuruba and others.
Channapatna is located at  It has an average elevation of 739 metres (2424 ft)..
Total length of roads is 108.20 km. Total water supply is 70.50(LPCD). This means a per capita water supply of 65.50(LPCD). In summer the temperature is 32 °C. In winter it is 19 °C.
As of 2001 India census, Channapatna had a population of 63,561. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Channapatna has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 72% and female literacy of 64%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
As per the historical Records The village was ruled by the King Timmapparaja Aras. In 1630, the Wodeyars of Mysore occupied and ruled Channapatna. The MLA of this taluk is C P Yogeshwar. Channapatna is popularly known as Toy town, and one of prominent unit of channapatna toys is Bharath art and craft . It has made a special group for Toys community called iFolk channapatna toys and handicrafts, who involves in innovative toys modernization.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Channapatna
- "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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