Periyapatna

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Periyapatna
ಪಿರಿಯಾಪಟ್ಟಣ
Town
Skyline of Periyapatna
Periyapatna is located in Karnataka
Periyapatna
Periyapatna
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°20′11″N 76°04′45″E / 12.33649°N 76.07918°E / 12.33649; 76.07918Coordinates: 12°20′11″N 76°04′45″E / 12.33649°N 76.07918°E / 12.33649; 76.07918
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Mysore
Area
 • Total 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation 849 m (2,785 ft)
Population (2001)(estimated)
 • Total 10,000
 • Density 5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571107
Telephone code 08223
Vehicle registration KA-45
Nearest cities Mysore and Kushalanagara
Lok Sabha constituency Periyapattana
Climate Tropical wet and dry (Köppen)

The Piriyapatna Town Panchayat has population of 16,685 of which 8,284 are males while 8,401 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

KSRTC bus station, Periyapatna
Picture House at Periyapatna

Periyapatna (Kannada: ಪಿರಿಯಾಪಟ್ಟಣ) is located at 12°20′N 76°06′E / 12.34°N 76.1°E / 12.34; 76.1[1]. It has an average elevation of 849 metres (2769 feet).

Location[edit]

Periyapatna is located at 12°20′N 76°06′E / 12.34°N 76.1°E / 12.34; 76.1.[1] It has an average elevation of 849 metres (2769 feet). The town is situated on Bantwal-Mysore-Bangalore highway(NH275) at a distance of 70 km from Mysore, the malnad region will gradually start from Piriyapatna as moved towards Kushalanagara.

Tourism[edit]

There are few good tourist spots near the town; one can also travel towards the Kerala border via Gonikoppal or Siddapura. The major and nearest spot is Bylakuppe (established in 1969), Tibetan refugee settlement, there are ample Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Bettadapura is another town near, The name of the town is derived from two Kannada words, "Betta" and "pura". Betta means hill/mountain and pura means a town. This town has a big mountain and on the top of it is a temple of shri Sidlu Mallikarjuna Swamy.

Demographics[edit]

Vokkaliga Gowda community forms the highest population of the Taluk and majorly are tobacco cultivators.Also it is the homeland for Majority of Minor Tribal group Beda Nayakas(ST-Hunting tribal groups..also called as Valmiki Nayakas) vowing to thick Malnad forest around and Hunting being their occupation. As of 2001 India census,[2] Piriyapatna had a population of 14,922. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Piriyapatna has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 61%. In Piriyapatna, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Thithimathi Road[edit]

Priyapatna can be accessed from Mysore - Vijajpet road by turning right from the checkpost before Thithimathi town. This village road passes by a few educational institutions of reputation like Yajman College and Pushpa Convent School.

Economy[edit]

Tobacco is cultivated annually or seasonally, and can be harvested in several ways. In the oldest method, the entire plant is harvested at once by cutting off the stalk at the ground with a sickle. In the 1960s and 1970s VFC tobacco was introduced and began to be harvested by pulling individual leaves off the stalk as they ripened. The leaves ripen from the ground upwards, so a field of tobacco may go through several so-called "pullings", more commonly known as topping (topping always refers to the removal of the tobacco flower before the leaves are systematically removed and, eventually, entirely harvested.More than 75% of the VFC tobacco grown in the taluk gets exported to various countries every year and is well known for its filler quality at the international level. Nowadays ginger is also widely cultivated and especially with the commercial values and modern irrigation facility has been replacing age old maize and tobacco as the major crop.

it is the place where the legend of sandalwood Puttanna_Kanagal hailed from.

Temples[edit]

Masanikamm Temple:She is the main local deity and each and every house hold in the town has been worshiping her from centuries..For further info please follow the link http://rcmysore-portal.kar.nic.in/temples/srimasanikammatemple/about.html

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Piriyapatna had a population of 14,922. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Piriyapatna has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 61%. In Piriyapatna, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. It has an area of 6.26 kilometres (3.89 mi).

noted villages in periyapatana taluk is Kittur, Kampalapura,Ravanduru, Bettadapura,K.Basavanahalli, Bylakuppe, Koppa, Panchavalli, Mallinathapura

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