Lokur

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Lokur
Village
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictBelgaum
TalukasBelgaum
Population
 (2001)
 • Total3,500
Languages
 • OfficialKannada , Marathi , Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA
Websitekarnataka.gov.in

Lokur is a village in Athni tehsil, Belgaum district, in the state of Karnataka, India. According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Lokur village is 597287. It is 32 kilometres (20 mi) from the sub-district headquarters at Athni and 122 kilometres (76 mi) from the district headquarters at Belgaum. As per 2009 stats, Mangasuli is the gram panchayat of Lokur village.

The total geographical area of the village is 1,164.56 hectares (2,877.7 acres). Lokur has a total population of 3,462 peoples. There are about 670 houses in Lokur village.

Religion[edit]

The Yellamma (Renuka) Devi temple [1] and Gramadevi temples are situated there.

Notables[edit]

Lokur is home to one of the largest undivided families in the world, the Narasinganavar family, a patriarchal Jain family with about 180 family members.

Demographics[edit]

Kannada and Marathi are prominent local languages.

The population numbers 3,268 as per 2011 Census of India. The village has a higher than average Sex ratio of 977, compared with Karnataka State’s average of 973. The village has a literacy rate of 71.74% compared to Karnataka’s literacy rate of 75.36%. The village's female literacy rate of 81.07% compared to the male literacy rate of 62.20%.

Governance[edit]

Lokur village falls under the administration of a Sarpanch, an elected representative of the village, as per the Constitution of India and the Panchayati Raj Act.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main economic activity. Grapes, sugarcane and jowar are the main crops. Vegetables such as brinjal, beans, onion and others are also grown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "People flocking to Yellamma Hills in large numbers". The Hindu. 23 February 2008. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 20 October 2016.


Coordinates: 15°36′N 74°58′E / 15.600°N 74.967°E / 15.600; 74.967