Mandya

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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Mandya district.
Mandya
ಮಂಡ್ಯ
City
An engineering college at Mandya
An engineering college at 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
 • Corporation Commissioner Shasi kumar
Elevation 678 m (2,224 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 131,211
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571401[1]
Website www.mandyacity.gov.in

Mandya is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of Mandya district and is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Mysore and 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Bangalore. Sugar factories contribute majorly to the economy of the city.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mandya is located at 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9.[3] It has an average elevation of 678 metres (2,224 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] 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.

History[edit]

In 2016, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavated another 13 ft (4.0 m) statue of Bahubali made id the 3rd – 9th centuries in Arthipura, Mandya district. Excavation work is expected to be completed by 2018.[5] ASI has also excavated an 8th-century statue of Bahubali in Arthipura, Maddur, Mandya, Karnataka, that is 3 ft (0.91 m) feet wide and 3.5 ft (1.1 m) tall.[6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pin Code". citypincode.in. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Karnataka sugar industry". karnataka.com. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mandya". fallingrain.com. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  5. ^ Girish, M. B. (23 February 2016) [4 December 2015], "Another Jain centre under excavation in Mandya district", Deccan Chronicle 
  6. ^ "Eighth Century Jain Temple Discovered in Maddur", The New Indian Express, Express News Service, 7 January 2015 

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