Honnavar

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This article is about Honnavar town in Karnataka state, India. For its Taluk, see Honnavar Taluk.
Honnavar
ಹೊನ್ನಾವರ
Town
Honnavar is located in Karnataka
Honnavar
Honnavar
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
Country  India
State Karnataka
Region Canara
District Uttara Kannada
Taluk Honnavar
Established 1890[2]
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Honnavar Town Panchayat
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,109[1]
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website www.honnavaratown.gov.in

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. ^ "Honnavar Town Panchayath". Government of Karnataka. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Basic City Statistics" (PDF). honnavaratown.gov.in. 
  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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