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Nipani is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 16°24′00″N 74°23′00″E / 16.4000°N 74.3833°E / 16.4000; 74.3833Coordinates: 16°24′00″N 74°23′00″E / 16.4000°N 74.3833°E / 16.4000; 74.3833
Country  India
State Karnataka,India
District Belgaum District
Elevation 585 m (1,919 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 98,061
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 591237
Telephone code 08338
Vehicle registration KA 23
Sex ratio 1000/1000 /

Nipani is a taluka and a City Municipal Council in Belgaum District in the India state of Karnataka. It is located at a Distance of 75 Km from the district headquarters,and 37 Km from Kolhapur City in Maharashtra State. Nipani is famous For tobacco in India[citation needed].

Geography and climate[edit]

Since Nipani is close to the branches of the western ghats, it enjoys a good rainy season. Temperature ranges from 16 to 40°C (61 to 104°F).


As of 2011 India census,[1] Nipani had a population of 98,061. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nipani has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 64%. In Nipani, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kannada is the official and most widely spoken language. Marathi is also spoken in Nipani city.


Nipani is dependent mostly on agriculture and its local textile industry[citation needed]. Nipani is also well known for its Tobacco business.


Nipani has good colleges and schools. Most of the students who come to this city for education are from neighbouring villages such as Khadaklat, Kodni, Yamgarni, Benadi, Lakhanapur, Jatrat, Akkol, Padalihal, Nanganur, Shripevadi, Aadi, Murgod, Solankur, Saundalaga, Pangire B, Kurli, Appachiwadi etc.

Many of the students from this sub-urban place have travelled, worked and a few have even settled abroad. Indirectly, these students have helped the Nipani's business to flourish when they transfer their hard earned money to their families not to forget the contributions made by neighbouring villages and outsiders, who have helped to keep Nipani a busy town. Nipani is well known as a destination for higher education. Courses including BA, MA, B.COM, M.COM, BSC, BBA, BCA, D.PHARM, B.PHARM, M.PHARM BHMS, BAMS, B.ED, BE are conducted by various institutes.


  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.