Humnabad

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Humnabad
Taluka
Humnabad is located in Karnataka
Humnabad
Humnabad
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 17°46′N 77°08′E / 17.77°N 77.13°E / 17.77; 77.13Coordinates: 17°46′N 77°08′E / 17.77°N 77.13°E / 17.77; 77.13
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bidar
Government
 • Type Humnabad Town
 • Body Municipal Council
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 638 m (2,093 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 44,561
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Humnabadkar, Humnabadavaru
Languages
 • Regional & Official Languages Kannada, Urdu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Pin code 585330
Vehicle registration KA-39
Nearest City Bidar

Humnabad also spelled Homnabad is a City and Taluka in Bidar district in the Indian state of Karnataka, and the town is also the headquarters of Humnabad taluk and Sri Veerbhadreshwar Temple.[1]

Geography[edit]

Humnabad is located at 17°46′N 77°08′E / 17.77°N 77.13°E / 17.77; 77.13.[2] It has an average elevation of 638 metres (2093 feet). Stratergically, from Humnabad you can reach Maharashtra and Telangana in under 40 km on East and West Directions.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, the India census[3] showed that Humnabad had a population of 44,561. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Humnabad has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 55%. In Humnabad, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kannada, Urdu is the most widely spoken languages of the region.

Significance[edit]

Humnabad is known for its rich heritage of temples and proximity to Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. It is known for Shri Veerabhadreshwar Temple[4], Jai Bhavani Temple, Shri Manik Prabhu Devasthanam temple is dedicated to a great ascetic.

Temples[edit]

People believe that Manik Prabhu, the renowned saint, was a reincarnation of Lord Dattatreya. The Manik Prabhu Temple is located on the confluence of two holy rivulets Viraja and Guru Ganga This region more or less experiences a temperate climate , Banashankari Temple in Nandgaon village.Every year on 26 January, 12 days Shri Veerbhadreshwara[5] jatra Mohotsav is celebrated and around 5 lakhs devotees visit and take darshan many people come from states of Maharashtra (MH), Andhra, Telangana and North Karnataka.[6]

[7]
Religions in Humnabad
Religion Percent
Hindu
62.32%
Muslim
36.48%
Christians
0.60%
Sikh
0.03%
Buddhist
0.26%
Jain
0.02%
Others†
0.01%
Not Stated
0.29%

Transport[edit]

Humnabad is connected by two national highways NH-9 and State Highway NH-218. In fact, NH 218 begins from Humnabad itself. Now, NH-9 is rechristened as NH-65. Also, new railway line is laid from Bidar to Gulbarga and regular train services have started from Bidar to Gulbarga via Humanabad.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District Census Handbook, Series 14, Mysore: Bidar. Govt. Press, 1973. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Homnabad
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  4. ^ "ವೀರಭದ್ರನ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ರಥೋತ್ಸವ". vijayavani.net. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Amit Shah emulates Rahul Gandhi's temple run, visits religious places - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  6. ^ "ವೀರಭದ್ರೇಶ್ವರ ಜಾತ್ರೆಗೆ ಸಂಭ್ರಮದ ಚಾಲನೆ - Vijaykarnataka". Vijaykarnataka (in Kannada). 2015-01-17. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  7. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/803061-homnabad-karnataka.html
  8. ^ "South Central Railways to chug on electricity". www.deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Bidar, Gulbarga DEMU train service from Monday". thehindu.com. Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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