Sankeshwar, Karnataka

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Sankeshwar
ಸಂಕೇಶ್ವರ
Sankeshwara
town
Sankeshwar is located in Karnataka
Sankeshwar
Sankeshwar
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 16°16′N 74°29′E / 16.27°N 74.48°E / 16.27; 74.48Coordinates: 16°16′N 74°29′E / 16.27°N 74.48°E / 16.27; 74.48
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Belgaum
Elevation 638 m (2,093 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 34,637
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 591313
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA-23
Website www.sankeshwaratown.mrc.gov.in

Sankeshwar (Kannada ಸಂಕೇಶ್ವರ) is a town located in Hukkeri taluka, Belagavi district, in Karnataka. It is located on AH47 (Previously National Highway 4). It is 50 km north-east from Belgaum. It is located on the bank of the Hiranyakeshi river.

Geography[edit]

Sankeshwar is located at 16°16′N 74°29′E / 16.27°N 74.48°E / 16.27; 74.48.[1] It has an average elevation of 638 metres (2093 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Sankeshwar had a population of 34,445. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sankeshwar has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 59%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kannada is the major language spoken here.

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