Kushalanagar

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Kushalanagar
City
Kushalanagar is located in Karnataka
Kushalanagar
Kushalanagar
Location in Karnataka, India
Kushalanagar is located in India
Kushalanagar
Kushalanagar
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
StateKarnataka
DistrictKodagu (Coorg)
Government
 • BodyTown Panchayat
Area
 • Total10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation
844 m (2,769 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total26,487
 • Density3,296.5/km2 (8,538/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
571 234
Telephone code08276
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-12

Kushalanagar is a city located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka state of India.

Etymology[edit]

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]

Geography[edit]

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]

Demographics[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.