Munirabad

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Munirabad
ಮುನಿರಾಬಾದ
Huligi
Town
Munirabad is located in Karnataka
Munirabad
Munirabad
Location in Karnataka, India
Munirabad is located in India
Munirabad
Munirabad
Munirabad (India)
Coordinates: 15°19′N 76°20′E / 15.31°N 76.33°E / 15.31; 76.33Coordinates: 15°19′N 76°20′E / 15.31°N 76.33°E / 15.31; 76.33
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Koppal
Government
 • Type Town
 • Body Municipal Council Of Munirabad
Area
 • Total 4.43 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Elevation 476 m (1,562 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,672
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Munirabadi
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code 08539

Munirabad, also called Huligi, is a Town in the Koppal district in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 Indian census,[1] Munirabad had a population of 8,113. 12% of inhabitants were under 6. Males constituted 51% of the population. Munirabad had an average literacy rate of 75%, considerably higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy surpassed that of females, at 82% compared to 68%.

Economy[edit]

Munirabad is mostly an industrial area.

Geography[edit]

The Tungabhadra River and Dam, known for its park and Independence Day celebrations, is situated close to Munirabad. Hampi is near Hospet, which was built by Raja Krishna Dev Raya. The two banks to Tungabhadra Dam are TB Dam and Munirabad Dam.

Munirabad comes besides National Highway 67 (NH 67, previously National Highway 63), on way to Hospet - Koppal.

Facilities[edit]

Munirabad Dam is a project area that includes Japan Garden, Pampavana, High-level Canal, Low-level Canal, School, Hospital, Indrabhavan, offices of different departments such as KPTCl, kPCL, and PWD, the Irrigation and Horticulture departments, guest houses, Dhabas around Area, Vishweshraya hall.

Munirabad has one power generating station from KPCL called Powerhouse.

Places of worship include Ganesha Temple, Banni Mahankali Temple, Mosque, Church, and the Hanuman Temple.

Transport[edit]

Munirabad can be reached by bus from Hospet (8 km) or Koppal (20 km). Train stations include Hospet or Munirabad RS.

History[edit]

When Rama and Laxman were seeking to find Sita Mata they met Shabri, who was a devotee of Lord Rama, at Pampa Sarover, very near Munirabad. Bali Kila (Bali's Fort) is also situated near this place. Rishyamookh Hill is where Lord Rama and Hanuman met for the first time.

Places of interest[edit]

Munirabad is a popular pilgrimage site. References to Munirabad are found in the Ramayana.

  • TB Dam
  • Sports clubs
  • Huligemma Devi Temple
  • Pampa Sarovar
  • Bali Kila
  • Rishyamookh Hill

Huligamma Devi is the village deity for Huligi/Munirabad. The name Huligi is derived from the goddess' name.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.