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
 • MPPrajwal Revanna
Area
 • Total26.52 km2 (10.24 sq mi)
Elevation
980 m (3,220 ft)
Population
 • Total133,436
 • Density5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
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] The urban population in 2011 was 133,436.[3]

Hassan city gets its name from the Hindu goddess Hassanamba.[4]

History[edit]

Hassan dates from beginnings of the Hoysala Empire in the 11th century.[5][6] Hoysala Empire ruled this city for a long time and their influence can be seen in the art and inscriptions on the different monuments.

Demographics[edit]

Hassan in 1900

As of the 2011 Indian census,[3] the city 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.

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).[7]

Climate data for Hassan, Karnataka (1981–2010, extremes 1901–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.8
(91.0)
35.5
(95.9)
37.5
(99.5)
37.8
(100.0)
37.8
(100.0)
37.2
(99.0)
32.5
(90.5)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
34.0
(93.2)
32.5
(90.5)
33.2
(91.8)
37.8
(100.0)
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82.0)
30.2
(86.4)
32.5
(90.5)
32.9
(91.2)
30.9
(87.6)
26.8
(80.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.3
(77.5)
26.8
(80.2)
27.2
(81.0)
26.9
(80.4)
26.9
(80.4)
28.3
(82.9)
Average low °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
16.1
(61.0)
17.9
(64.2)
19.6
(67.3)
19.8
(67.6)
18.5
(65.3)
18.6
(65.5)
18.8
(65.8)
18.5
(65.3)
18.5
(65.3)
17.0
(62.6)
15.1
(59.2)
17.7
(63.9)
Record low °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
8.0
(46.4)
9.4
(48.9)
12.4
(54.3)
12.1
(53.8)
11.6
(52.9)
12.6
(54.7)
13.1
(55.6)
12.1
(53.8)
11.1
(52.0)
8.3
(46.9)
6.2
(43.2)
5.6
(42.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.9
(0.07)
2.7
(0.11)
10.1
(0.40)
53.1
(2.09)
70.7
(2.78)
104.3
(4.11)
127.9
(5.04)
99.1
(3.90)
97.4
(3.83)
147.9
(5.82)
42.8
(1.69)
5.9
(0.23)
763.8
(30.07)
Average rainy days 0.1 0.2 0.9 3.4 4.7 8.4 9.7 8.3 6.7 7.5 2.7 0.5 53.2
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 47 41 40 51 64 78 81 81 77 73 64 57 63
Source: India Meteorological Department[8][9]

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 1 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Hassan | Hassan Sightseeing | Hassan Temples | Hassanamba". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  5. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hassan" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 51.
  6. ^ Muthanna, I. M. (1962). Karnataka, History, Administration & Culture. p. 21.
  7. ^ Bangalor%2C+Karnataka%2C+India&units= Climate Summary for Bangalore, India
  8. ^ "Station: Hassan Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 319–320. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M96. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.

External links[edit]

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