Coordinates: 12°33′00″N 77°25′01″E / 12.55°N 77.417°E / 12.55; 77.417
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Temple inside Kanakapura Bus Station
Temple inside Kanakapura Bus Station
Kanakapura is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°33′00″N 77°25′01″E / 12.55°N 77.417°E / 12.55; 77.417
Country India
 • BodyCity Municipal Council
 • MLAD. K. Shivakumar
 • City7.80 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
 • Rural
1,600 km2 (600 sq mi)
637 m (2,090 ft)
 • City54,014 [1]
 • Rural
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
562 117
Telephone code08117
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA 42
Kanakapura bus station has green surroundings

Kanakapura is a city in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka on the banks of the Arkavathi river and the administrative center of the taluk of the same name. Kanakapura is largest cocoon silk producer in India. River Cauvery flows around 21 km in Kanakapura Taluk.Previously belonged to Bangalore Rural District. It was formerly the largest constituency in the country. (1,553 km2 [600 sq mi]).[2] It is located among the lush green forests of the state of Karnataka. The town is a tourism hotspot and an often visited tourist favorite in the entire state of Karnataka, as it has something for everyone ranging from avid trekkers to history buffs and wildlife enthusiasts. The forest area in this taluk is very wide and about half of the Bannerghatta National Park is located in our Kanakapura area. Kodihalli wildlife range and harohalli wildlife range its division. The Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary consists of two main zones namely the Sangam Wildlife range, the Muggur Wildlife range


Kanakapura is located at 12°33′N 77°25′E / 12.55°N 77.42°E / 12.55; 77.42.[3] It has an average elevation of 638 m (2,093 ft).

Kanakapura is 55 km (34 mi) south of Bangalore (capital) on National Highway NH 209, on the banks of the river Arkavathi (Incarnation of River Kaveri) and 27 km (17 mi) from Ramanagara and 96 km (60 mi) from Mysore.

NH 209 (Bangalore – Coimbatore) passes via Kanakapura.


As of 2001 India census,[4] Kanakapura had a population of 47,047. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kanakapura has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 59%. In Kanakapura, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Now Kanakapura is City Municipality Council. Kanakapura taluk has 6 Hoblis, namely, Kasaba town, Doddamaralavadi, Harohalli, Uyyamballi, Sathanur and Kodihalli.

As of the 2011 India census,[5] Kanakapura had a population of 54014 individuals. The average literacy rate stood at 81.08%.


Kannada,telugu are the primary languages spoken here and kannada is the official language.

Educational Institutions[edit]

Rural educational society is one of the oldest educational institute in Kanakapura,The other schools that are in Kanakapura are Mother Teresa International School, St Michel's English School, Podar International School, Blossom School, Jain International Residential School, Jain Vidyaniketan, Jain Public School, Orchids International School and many other schools.

The universities that are currently present are Jain University and Dayananda Sagar Medical College (under construction)

Health Care & Hospitals[edit]

Kanakapura is a village which has the best in rated hospitals are as follows: Lifecare hospital, Sri Matha surgical & Maternity Home, GANESH NURSING & METERNATY HOME,Kanaka Hospital and many more hospitals and health care institutions are available for the people services in kanakapura village.


  1. ^ "Census 2011 Handbook" (PDF). Retrieved 17 April 2024.
  2. ^ Keshava, V. C. (2004). Exploring Mysore: A Complete Data Map in a Special Style. V.S.R. Prakashana. pp. 164, 192.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Kanakapura
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "India Census 2011" (PDF).

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