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CITY OF COPRA
Coconut Plantation near Tiptur
|Elevation||862 m (2,828 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Tiptur is the most developed taluk in Tumkur district.
Tiptur is said to have got its name from "tipatala", the word for "copra" in the local language, Kannada. The name was probably derived from the industry which produces dried coconut in the areas surrounding the city.
The history of the village dates back to eleventh century. It was built by the king Someswara Raaya, who belonged to the Harnahalli Nayak dynasty. Legend has it that Honnu Amma, the family deity of the Paalegaar, appeared in a dream and directed him to build a model village in her name. Even today 'Honnavalli Amma' is the village goddess.
Tiptur is located approximately 73 km (45 mi) west of Tumkur along National Highway 206 (now renumbered as National Highway 48). It is at a distance of 141 km (88 mi) northwest from the state capital, Bangalore. It lies on the Bangalore-Miraj railway line.
Tiptur has an average elevation of 861 metres (2,825 ft). The average temperature in summer is 34 °C (93 °F) and in winter is 20 °C (68 °F).
Tiptur has an Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market. Auctions are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Farmers from nearby taluks and villages and even as far as Channarayapatna town carry their copra produce to the market for auction. Several copra desiccated powder industries in and around Tiptur export their products to different parts of India and the world. Traders from Tiptur supply copra throughout the world.
The Tiptur City Municipal Council (CMC) comprises 31 wards, with a councillor for each ward. The CMC covers an area of 11.6 km2.
In the Tiptur CMC, the sex ratio of female personnel is 988, higher than the average in Karnataka state, which is 973.
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Child sex ratio in Tiptur is 947, marginally lower than the Karnataka state average of 948.
- Alevur Sriramana Acharya-Deccan College, Post-graduate and Research Institute, 1971 - Foreign Language Study - 112 pages. On a dialect of Kannada spoken in Tiptur Taluk, Tumkur District, Mysore.
- Imperial gazetteer of India: Provincial series, Volume 19
- Census of India, 1971:
- A. Town directory
- B. Special survey reports on selected towns [name of town]
- C. Survey reports on selected villages: P. Padmanabha
- Land and people of Indian states and union territories, 13. Karnataka
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