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Malenadu region shown in Green
Malenadu region shown in Green
Country  India
Region Malnad
Districts Chikmagalur, Hassan, Shivamogga, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Malenadu is a region in the state of Karnataka in India. Malenadu covers the western and eastern slopes of the Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountain range, and is roughly 100 kilometers in width. It is situated between Coastal Karnataka and Bayaluseeme regions of Karnataka.


The Malenadu region is humid and has an annual rainfall of 1,000–3,800 mm (39–150 in).[1] Sakleshpur, Kottigehara (Attigere) in Mudigere taluk and Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk receives the highest rainfall in Karnataka (close to 10,000 mm (390 in)).

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  1. ^ "Climate and Rainfall – Karnataka". Retrieved 2006-12-18. 

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Coordinates: 13°10′N 75°30′E / 13.167°N 75.500°E / 13.167; 75.500