Mandya

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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Mandya district.
Mandya
ಮಂಡ್ಯ
City
PES College of Engineering, Mandya
PES College of Engineering, Mandya
Mandya is located in Karnataka
Mandya
Mandya
Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9
Country India
State Karnataka
Region Bayaluseeme
District Mandya
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner B.N Krishnaiah
Elevation 678 m (2,224 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 131,211
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571401
Website www.mandyacity.gov.in

Mandya (Kannada: ಮಂಡ್ಯ) is a city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the headquarters of Mandya district and is located 40 km from Mysore and 100 km from Bangalore.

Geography[edit]

Mandya is located at 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9.[1] It has an average elevation of 678 metres (2224 feet).

Economy[edit]

The Mysore Sugar Company Ltd. is located in the heart of Mandya City. It is one of the oldest sugar factories to be set up in Karnataka. It has a processing capacity of 5,000 tons of cane per day and was established in 1933-1934.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Mandya had a population of 131,211. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mandya has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 68%. In Mandya, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notable people[edit]

Politics and Social Service[edit]

  • S M Krishna - Former External affairs minister of Govt of India, Former chief minister of Karnataka state & former Governor of Maharastra state.
  • Ambarish - Popular Kannada film Star, and a Member of Legislative Assembly, and a cabinet minister in present government
  • B.S.Yediyurappa- Karnataka's 25th chief minister,yediyurappa was born in Bookanakere, K.R.Pete taluk.
  • Divya Spandana - Popular South Indian film actress popularly known by the name Ramya. She represented the Mandya Lok Sabha constituency up to May 2014 in the Indian Parliament by winning a bye-election in 2013.

Art and literature[edit]

Cinema[edit]

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