Sira, Karnataka

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Sira
City
Sira is located in Karnataka
Sira
Sira
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°44′42″N 76°54′32″E / 13.745°N 76.909°E / 13.745; 76.909Coordinates: 13°44′42″N 76°54′32″E / 13.745°N 76.909°E / 13.745; 76.909
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictTumakuru
Government
 • BodyCity Municipality Council
Area
 • Total17.47 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Elevation
661 m (2,169 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total57,554
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
572 137
Telephone code08135
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-06, KA-64
Websitekarnataka.gov.in

Sira is a City and taluk headquarters of Sira Taluk of Tumakuru district in the state of Karnataka, India. It lies on the National Highway NH-48 (Old NH-4, Chennai - Pune) and NH-234 (Mangaluru - Villupuram).

Geography[edit]

Sira is located at 13°45′N 76°55′E / 13.75°N 76.91°E / 13.75; 76.91.[1] It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2171 feet).

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Sira (2011) [2]
Religion Percent
Hindu
58.98%
Muslim
40.73%
Others†
0.26%
Not Stated
0.03%

As of 2011 India census,[2] Sira had a population of 57,554. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Literacy rate of Sira city is 83.77% higher than state average of 75.36%. In Sira, Male literacy is around 87.47% while female literacy rate is 79.99%. In Sira, 11.68% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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External links[edit]

  • Sira city
  • [1] Benjamin Rice, Lewis, Mysore: A Gazetteer Compiled for the Government, Volume I, Mysore In General, 1897a, Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company. Pp. xix, 834
  • [2] Archaeological Survey of India, Bangalore circle, List showing protected monuments (For Sira, see Sl. No: 198 & 199)
  • [3] Plea to protect fort in Sira (Story in Deccan Herald, Bangalore, 19 May 2008)