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Shravaneri village
Lakshminarasimha temple at Nuggehalli north western closeup view
Channarayapatna is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°54′07″N 76°21′50″E / 12.902°N 76.364°E / 12.902; 76.364Coordinates: 12°54′07″N 76°21′50″E / 12.902°N 76.364°E / 12.902; 76.364
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Hassan
 • Total 6.53 km2 (2.52 sq mi)
Elevation 827 m (2,713 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,400
 • Density 5,090.35/km2 (13,183.9/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 573 116
Telephone code 08176
Vehicle registration KA-13

Channarayapatna is a town and taluka in Hassan district of Karnataka, India. It lies on the Bangalore-Mangalore National Highway.


Channarayapatna Taluka is one of the eight talukas in Hassan district of Karnataka state. There are 40 panchayat villages in Channarayapatna Taluka,[1][2] for 407 villages.[3]


Channarayapatna is in Hassan District in Karnataka state, India and located at 12°54′N 76°23′E / 12.90°N 76.39°E / 12.90; 76.39.[4] It has an average elevation of 827 metres (2716 ft).


As of 2011 India census, Channarayapatna has a population of 40,400. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Channarayapatna has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 78% and female literacy of 68%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.[5]


The most notable tourist attraction in the taluk is the statue of Bahubali at Shravanabelagola, the largest monolithic statue in the world.[6] This place has religious and historical importance. On August 5, 2007, the statue of Shravanbelagola was voted by readers of The Times of India as the first of Seven Wonders of India.[7]

Sharavanabelagola Hill


Agriculture is the major economic activity. Sugarcane & Coconut are the leading commercial crops, while food crops include Ragi, Potato, Sunflower, and Paddy.[8] The taluk also has mineral reserves, such as chromite.[8]


  • Times PU College, Channarayapatna
  • Government FG College, Channarayapatna


  • Sparsha Hospital, Mysore Road
  • Punya Hospital, Mysore Road.

People from Channarayapatna[edit]

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: List of Census Villages mapped for: Village Panchayat Names of Channarayapatna, Hassan, Karnataka". 
  2. ^ "Map: Gram panchayats in Channarayapatna Taluka". 
  3. ^ "Channarayapatna Taluk: Hobli-wise, VA Circle-wise Villages" (PDF). 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nuggihalli
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ Keay, John (2000). India: A History. New York: Grove Press. pp. 324 (across). ISBN 0-8021-3797-0. 
  7. ^ "And India's 7 wonders are...". The Times of India. 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  8. ^ a b "Channarayapatna Taluk Industrial Development Plan" (DOC). Karnataka Department of Industries and Commerce. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 

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