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|• Body||Honnavar Town Panchayat|
|• Total||9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|PIN||581334, 581395, 581342|
|Vehicle registration||KA 47|
In the 10th century text Jain Ramayana, the town is mentioned as Hanuruha Island. References about the town are also available in the works of Abu al-Fida (AD 1273-1331), an Arab geographer as well as that of Ibn Batuta who described it as the city of Hinaur.
Between the 11th and 14th century AD Honnavar was under the rule of the Kadambas of Chandavar. When Traveller Ibn Battuta visited this city in 1342-1345 this port city was ruled by Sultan Jamaluddin Muhammad bin Hasan.
Konkan Railway line passes through Honnavar and has a station at Karki, which is about 5 km from the centre of the town. Konkan Railway's longest bridge is 2.065 km in length and is in Honnavar over Sharavati River.
The Government of Karnataka has been working on improving the Inland Water Transportation system between Honnavar and Gerusoppa along Sharavati river coast. 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.
- "Honnavar Town Panchayath". Government of Karnataka. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Basic City Statistics" (PDF). honnavaratown.gov.in.
- Ibn Battuta, Rihalat Ibn Battuta, Maktaba al-Tijariyya al-Kubra, Egypt, 1958, vol. 2, p. 110
- http://www.konkanrailway.com/node/120[dead link]
- "Karnataka plans new port at Honnavar for Rs 600 crore". Bangalore: Business Standard. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- http://www.karnatakaports.in/ongoing_projects.htm[dead link]
- http://www.karnatakaports.in/organization.htm[dead link]
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