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Hosanagara is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°55′N 75°04′E / 13.92°N 75.07°E / 13.92; 75.07Coordinates: 13°55′N 75°04′E / 13.92°N 75.07°E / 13.92; 75.07
Country India
 • MLAH Halappa[1]
585 m (1,919 ft)
 • Total5,042
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Hosanagar[2] is a panchayat town in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is nested in western ghats of India. The World Cattle Conference with main emphasis on cow was held in month of April 2007 in Hosanagar. The different uses of cow (not the meat) were exhibited. Near Hosanagar there is a mutt named Sri Ramachandrapura Math just 6 km from Hosanagar Town.


Hosanagar is located at 13°55′N 75°04′E / 13.92°N 75.07°E / 13.92; 75.07.[3] It has an average elevation of 585 metres (1919 feet).

Hosanagar Taluk is full of forested areas.[4] A sizable area of the Taluk is covered by the backwaters of Linganamakki Dam, built across Sharavati River. This Taluk receives heavy rainfal[5] during monsoon season (June–October).

Hosanagar is a taluk with 30 gram panchayats.[6] A megalithic site has been discovered at the Byse village in the Hosanagar taluka.[7]


As this taluk is in the windward side of western ghats, this place gets heavy to heavy rainfall during June-September in the monsoon season. The average precipitation ranges from 3000-8000mm.Hulikal town gets more than 8000 mm rainfall in the year which is the wettest place in the state.


As of 2001 India census,[8] Hosanagar had a population of 5042. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hosanagar has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 75%. In Hosanagar, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Hosanagar Taluk is one of the seven taluks of Shimoga District, Karnataka, India.


Hosanagar means "new town", distinguishing it from Nagara,[4] which is located at a distance of 17 km, and a historic town of Malnad.


Hosanagar is one of the MLA constituency of Malnad region.[9]

Places of interest[edit]

Humcha, a village located 22 km from Taluk headquarters, is known for a historic Jain temple in the area.[4]

Ramachandrapura Math is located at a distance of 6 km from the town of Hosanagar and karanagiri ganesha temple is located at distance of 5km near by ramachandrapura mutt[4]

nagara fort, a fort of shivappanayaka keladi maha samsthana located at a distance of 15 km from the town of hosanagara

Kodachadri, located in the amidst of western ghats is paradise for trekkers and nature enthusiast. It is 30 km from Hosanagara. On the way to Kodachadri, one can also visit Hudlumane falls, which is an enthralling waterfalls, is a must visit place in the monsoon.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.shimoga.nic.in/polit-his.htm
  2. ^ http://www.indiapost.gov.in/pin/
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hosanagar
  4. ^ a b c d com, discovershimoga. "discovershimoga.com". Shimoga. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  5. ^ Jaideep, Shenoy (8 May 2012). "Karnataka Maximum rainfall". Bangalore: The Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  6. ^ Zilla Panchayath, Shimoga
  7. ^ Snehal Rebello (15 March 2012). "Megalithic structures a chance discovery". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  9. ^ The, Hindu; Spl.Correspondent (8 February 2006). "Sagar, Hosnagar MLAs may obey BJP whip on trust vote". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 February 2014.