|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• Regional||Kannada, Tulu, Konkani|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KA|
Mulki is a panchayat town located at Mangalore taluk in Dakshina Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is on the banks of Shambhavi River. It was earlier known as Moolikapur, turned to Mulki. A small town with people of diverse religions, it is 10 km north of Suratkal. Karnad is a locality within Mulki. Nearest railway station is Mulki railway station
As of 2001[update] India census, Mulki had a population of 16,398. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Mulki has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 73%. In Mulki, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The majority population of Mulki is Hindu, although there is a significant diversity in the form of Muslim and Christians. Hindus in Mulki are very diverse in themselves with a significant population of Billavas, Mogava, Bunts, Goud Saraswats and Tulu Brahmins.
Skilled workers form small cottage industries and are entrepreneurial. Other major contribution to the local economy comes from agriculture and fishing.
Notable people from Mulki
- Srinidhi Shetty
- Suniel Shetty
- Girish Karnad
- Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty
- Karnad Sadashiva Rao
- Budhi Kunderan
- Stan Ageira
Local news sources
- http://www.citypopulation.de/php/india-[permanent dead link] karnataka.php?cityid=2942401000
- "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.
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