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Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chikkaballapur
Talukas Gauribidanur
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,496
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 561210

Hossur is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India.[1][2] It is located in the Gauribidanur taluk of Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka. It is famous as the native place of Hosur Narasimhaiah, the famous educationist.

Mysore Gazette-1890[edit]

Hosur. — A large village in the Goribidnur taluq, 6 miles south-west of the kasba. Population 2,574. A fair held on Saturday is attended by 500 people. Under the name of Hosavidu, the new camp or residence, it was for a time occupied by the Hoysala king Ballala III, who may have been its founder, and may have named it with reference to Halebidu, his old residence or capital of Dorasamudra, which had been destroyed by the Musalmans. As Hosapattana, it apparently formed in 1355 one of the boundary towns.


As of 2001 India census, Hossur had a population of 6496 with 3366 males and 3130 females.[1]

Famous personalities[edit]

  • Hosur Narasimhaiah, the educationalist
  • Hosamane Murthy (H.S.Venkatesh Murthy) State award winner for Best art director for the film Olave Mandara is from Hossur.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Village code= 1700400 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Yahoomaps India :". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-12-18.  Hossur, Kolar, Karnataka

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Coordinates: 13°33′N 75°15′E / 13.550°N 75.250°E / 13.550; 75.250