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Kushalanagar is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Kushalanagar is located in India
Kushalanagar (India)
Coordinates: 12°28′01″N 75°58′01″E / 12.467°N 75.967°E / 12.467; 75.967Coordinates: 12°28′01″N 75°58′01″E / 12.467°N 75.967°E / 12.467; 75.967
Country India
DistrictKodagu (Coorg)
 • BodyTown Panchayat
 • Total10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation844 m (2,769 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total26,487
 • Density3,296.5/km2 (8,538/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN571 234
Telephone code08276
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-12

Kushalanagar is the largest city in Kodagu district of Karnataka state. It is also a commercial capital of Kodagu district . It is one of the most developing city in Kodagu district.


Kushalnagar Post Office

According to popular myth, the name was given by Hyder Ali who was camped there when he received news of the birth of his son Tipu and called it as Kushyal nagar (="town of gladness")[1] But in reality, Tipu was born around 1750 while Hyder Ali entered Kodagu for the first time in the 1760s. After the British conquest of Coorg it was known as Fraserpet after Colonel James Stuart Fraser who was the Political Agent in Coorg around 1834.[2]


The town is located on Mangalore - Bangalore National Highway 275. Twin town Bylakuppe is situated 6 kilometers from here and is in Mysore district.


Kushalanagar is located at 12°28′N 75°58′E / 12.47°N 75.97°E / 12.47; 75.97.[3] It has an average elevation of 844 metres (2726 feet).[4]


As of 2011 India census,[5] Kushalanagara had a population of 26,487. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kushalanagar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 73%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Kushalnagar provides a good education facility to the children. There are some good schools and colleges.

Fatima convent.

Fatima high school

.Vivekananda independent pu college kushalnagar

.Anugraha pu college Kushalnagar

.Mahatma Gandhi degree college

.Anugraha degree college.


The main languages in Kushalanagar are Kannada, Are Bhashe, Kodava Takk, Tulu and Marathi. Tibetan is also spoken by Tibetan settlers.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anonymous (1855). A gazetteer of Southern India. Madras: Pharoah and Co. p. 580.
  2. ^ Anon. 1908 The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Vol. 11. Oxford. page 12
  3. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Kushalnagar, India". www.fallingrain.com.
  4. ^ "Elevation of Kushalnagar".
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  6. ^ "Town official Website - Kushalnagar".