Hassan, Karnataka

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Hassan
District Court in Hassan
District Court in Hassan
Hassan is located in Karnataka
Hassan
Hassan
Hassan is located in India
Hassan
Hassan
Coordinates: 13°00′43″N 76°04′05″E / 13.012°N 76.068°E / 13.012; 76.068Coordinates: 13°00′43″N 76°04′05″E / 13.012°N 76.068°E / 13.012; 76.068
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictHassan
Named forHasanamba temple
Government
 • MPH. D. Deve Gowda
 • MLA[[]]
Area
 • Total6,814 km2 (2,631 sq mi)
Elevation
980 m (3,220 ft)
Demonym(s)Hassanadavaru
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
573201/573202
Telephone codeISD 00918172 / STD CODE 08172
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-13, KA-46
Websitehttp://www.hassancity.mrc.gov.in/

Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The town is situated 980 m (3,220 ft) above sea level.[1] It is named after the Hasanamba temple.[2] Hassan is 183 kilometres (114 mi) west of Bangalore, 119 kilometres (74 mi) north of Mysore, and 171 kilometres (106 mi) east of Mangalore by road. The urban population in 2011 was 133,436.[3]

City park in Hassan

Etymology[edit]

History[edit]

Hassan dates from beginnings of the Hoysala Empire in the 11th century.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Hassan in 1900

As of the 2011 Indian census,[3] the town of Hassan had an urban population of 133,436. Males were 49.5% of the population and females 50.5%. The average literacy rate was 80.8%. Male literacy was 82.7%, and female literacy was 78.9%. 10.1% of the population was under the age of 7.

Education[edit]

Hassan has Government Medical and Engineering colleges. Malnad College of Enginnering is one of the renowned colleges in South Karnataka.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Hassan is connected by National Highway NH-75 which connects capital city Bangalore and port city Mangalore.

Railway[edit]

Hassan is an important railway junction and is connected to the major cities of Karnataka, namely, Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore and Hubli. The completion of the Hassan-Bangalore line paved way for a direct railway connection from Hassan to Bangalore which before was fulfilled by trains either running through Arsikere or Mysore. This reduced the travel time as well. Trains to Mangalore go via Sakleshpura (Hassan district) through the Western Ghats which is a feast for nature lovers.

Airport[edit]

A greenfield airport has been thought of near Bhuvanahalli village which is around 7 kilometers from Hassan town.

Climate[edit]

Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18 °C (64 °F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. According to the Köppen Climate Classification, Hassan has a Tropical savanna climate (Aw).[6]

Climate data for Hassan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82)
30.3
(86.5)
32.7
(90.9)
32.9
(91.2)
31.1
(88)
26.6
(79.9)
24.6
(76.3)
25.2
(77.4)
26.3
(79.3)
27.2
(81)
26.8
(80.2)
26.5
(79.7)
28.2
(82.7)
Average low °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
15.2
(59.4)
18.2
(64.8)
20.1
(68.2)
21.1
(70)
19.4
(66.9)
19
(66)
18.8
(65.8)
18.4
(65.1)
18.5
(65.3)
16.9
(62.4)
14.0
(57.2)
17.7
(63.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0
(0)
2
(0.1)
7.0
(0.28)
58
(2.3)
97
(3.8)
84
(3.3)
167
(6.6)
94
(3.7)
85
(3.3)
152
(6)
51
(2)
9
(0.4)
806
(31.78)
Source: Climate-data.org,[7]

And top 2nd less polluted city in the country.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elevation of Hassan town, Karnataka". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ Karnataka, Travel. "Hassan is situated 934 mts above sea level". Travel Karnataka. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b "2011 Primary Census Abstract Data, Population Finder, Karnataka, Hassan, Hassan". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  4. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hassan". Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 51.
  5. ^ Muthanna, I. M. (1962). Karnataka, History, Administration & Culture. p. 21.
  6. ^ Bangalor%2C+Karnataka%2C+India&units= Climate Summary for Bangalore, India
  7. ^ "Climate data for: Hassan, Karnataka". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 27 June 2013.

External links[edit]

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