Uppinangady

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Uppinangady
Uppinangadi
Town
Uppinangady is located in Karnataka
Uppinangady
Uppinangady
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°50′21″N 75°23′39″E / 12.8392°N 75.3941°E / 12.8392; 75.3941Coordinates: 12°50′21″N 75°23′39″E / 12.8392°N 75.3941°E / 12.8392; 75.3941
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
Government
 • Body grama panchayat
Languages
 • Official Tulu, Kannada, Beary
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574 241
Telephone code 08251
Nethravathi River in Uppina Angadi
Kumaradhara River in Uppina Angadi

Uppinangady or Ubar is a town in the Dakshina Kannada district in the state of Karnataka. It is surrounded by the Kumaradhara River on one side and Nethravathi River on the other. When the town's two surrounding rivers rise during the rainy season and meet, this is called the "Sangam" which is a Sanskrit word for confluence. The Sangam is a major event as people from the surrounding villages crowd the river banks to witness the merge. The population of Uppinangady is 7,172.

In 1923 the town of Uppinangady was washed out due to excessive flooding, and its courts were moved to Puttur. Severe flooding also occurred in 1974.

The town of Uppinangadi is situated at an altitude of 53 meters. Uppinangady is also known as "Dakshina kashi". It is believed that there is also a sangam of a third river along with the other two rivers which is known as Guptagamini.

Transport[edit]

Uppinangady is at the foothills of the Western Ghats in Dakhshina Kannada district, surrounded by forests. Uppinangady lies on National Highway 75 which connects Mangaluru to Bengaluru. There are frequent bus and taxi service from this place to Mangaluru and its taluk headquarters Puttur and also to Kukke Subramanya. The nearest railway station is Puttur Railway station located at a distance of 12 km. The nearest airport is Mangalore International airport 55km away.

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