Honnavar

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{{Infobox settlement | name = Honnavar | native_name = | native_name_lang = | settlement_type = Town | image_skyline = | image_alt = | image_caption = | nickname = | map_alt = | map_caption = | pushpin_map = India Karnataka#India | pushpin_label_position = right | pushpin_map_alt = | pushpin_map_caption = | coordinates = 14°16′48″N 74°26′38″E / 14.28°N 74.4439°E / 14.28; 74.4439Coordinates: 14°16′48″N 74°26′38″E / 14.28°N 74.4439°E / 14.28; 74.4439 | subdivision_type = Country | subdivision_name =  India | subdivision_type1 = State | subdivision_name1 =  Karnataka | subdivision_type2 = Region | subdivision_name2 = Canara | subdivision_type3 = District | subdivision_name3 = [[Uttara K | subdivision_type4 = Taluk | subdivision_name4 = Honnavar | established_title = Established | established_date = 1890[1] | founder = | named_for = | government_type = Municipality | governing_body = Honnavar Town Panchayat | unit_pref = Metric | area_footnotes = | area_rank = | area_total_km2 = | elevation_footnotes = | elevation_m = 2 | population_total = 19,109[2] | population_as_of = 2011 | population_rank = | population_density_km2 = auto | population_demonym = | population_town = | population_taluk = | population_footnotes = | demographics_type1 = Languages | demographics1_title1 = Official | demographics1_info1 = [[ | demographics1_title2 = Other | demographics1_info2 = Konkani | timezone1 = IST | utc_offset1 = +5:30 | postal_code_type = | postal_code = | area_code_type = | area_code = | registration_plate =KA 47 | website = www.honnavaratown.gov.in | iso_code = IN-KA | footnotes =

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Honavar or Honnavar is a port town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. The town is the headquarters of Honnavar Taluk.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The Konkan Railway line passes through Honnavar, and its longest bridge is 2.065 km in length and is in Honnavar, over the Sharavati River.[3]

Sea[edit]

In October 2013 the Karnataka government announced plans to develop a new port at Honnavar, to be funded by a public–private partnership (PPP) model.[4]

Inland Water[edit]

There are proposals for improvements to the Inland Water Transportation system between Honnavar and Gerusoppa along the Sharavati river coast.[5] Also, the Office of Ferries Inspector (Mangalore Circle) that oversees Inland Water Transportation System of the entire coastal belt of Karnataka State is headquartered at Honnavar.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basic City Statistics" (PDF). honnavaratown.gov.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Honnavar Town Panchayath". Government of Karnataka. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.konkanrailway.com/node/120[dead link]
  4. ^ "Karnataka plans new port at Honnavar for Rs 600 crore". Bangalore: Business Standard. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.karnatakaports.in/ongoing_projects.htm Archived September 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ http://www.karnatakaports.in/organization.htm Archived September 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.

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