Chamarajanagar district

Chamarajanagar is the southernmost district in the state of Karnataka, India. It was carved out of the original larger Mysore District in the year 1998. Chamarajanagar town is the headquarters of this district.[1]

It is the third least populous district in Karnataka (out of 30), after Kodagu and Bangalore Rural.[2]

Chamarajanagar District
district
Karnataka Chamarajanagar locator map
Coordinates: 12°00′N 77°18′E / 12°N 77.3°ECoordinates: 12°00′N 77°18′E / 12°N 77.3°E
CountryIndia
StateKarnataka
HeadquartersChamarajanagar
TaluksYelandur, Gundlupet, Chamarajanagar, Kollegal, Hanur
Area
 • Total5,101 km2 (1,970 sq mi)
Population
(2001)
 • Total965,462
 • Density189/km2 (490/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
571 313
Telephone code08226
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registration
Websitechamrajnagar.nic.in
M.M.Hills, Kollegal
Temple chariot at M.M.Hills

History

Chamarajanagar was earlier known as Sri Arikottara. Chamaraja Wodeyar, the Wodeyar king of Mysuru was born here and hence this place was renamed after him. The Vijaya Parsvanath Basadi, a holy Jain shrine was constructed by Punisadandanayaka, the commander of the Hoysala king Gangaraja in the year 1117 AD.

Geography

Being the southernmost district of Karnataka, Chamarajanagar district borders the state of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Specifically, it borders Mysooru district of Karnataka to the west and north, Mandya and Ramanagara districts of Karnataka to the north-east, Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu to the east, Salem and Erode districts of Tamil Nadu to the south-east, Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu to the south and Wayanad district of Kerala to the south-west.

National Highway 209 starts from Bengaluru in Karnataka and ends at NH-7 north of Dindigul in Tamil Nadu pass through the district at Kollegal and ends up at Punajur, the western ghats near the Tamil Nadu - Karnataka border.

Most of the district lies in the leeward region of the Nilgiris and consists of mainly semi-arid rain-dependent flatlands along with forested hills.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Chamarajanagar district has a population of 1,020,962,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[3] or the US state of Montana.[4] This gives it a ranking of 441st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 200 inhabitants per square kilometre (520/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.75%.[2] Chamarajanagar has a sex ratio of 989 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 61.12%.[2]

Having a large percentage of forest cover, the district also has a high population of forest-dwelling tribals; prominent among them are the Soligas, Yeravas, Jenu Kurubas and Betta Kurubas. These tribals have their own dialect and their total population is said to be around 82,000.

Bandit Veerappan

Since much of the southern area of the district is dense forest, it provided good refuge to the notorious bandit Veerappan, responsible for the death of over a hundred policemen. He was shot dead in an encounter with the specially formed Special Task Force (STF) on 18 October 2004, in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu. He had been on the run for over two decades. The presence of illegal quarrying for black stone imposes a great threat to the forests in the region.

Tourist attractions

The main tourist attractions are Biligiriranga Hills, Male Mahadeshwara Hills and Shivasamudram falls. Bandipur national park also attracts many visitors. Gopalaswamy Hills in Gundlupet also attracts many visitors.

Image gallery

Chamarajanagar.Kagalawadi Indian Overseas Bank

Kagalawadi

Chamarajanagar.Marigidi Temple.Old Busstation

Marigudi Temple

Kerala Style Lunch at Gundlupet

Lunch at Gundlupet

Dargah at Sathyagala

Dargah at Sathyagala

Badanaguppe. Pannethundi temple 2

Rama Mandhira, Badanaguppe

Ranganabetta temple

B.R.Hills

Railway Station at Chamarajanagara

Chamarajanagar Railway Station

Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka DSC00733

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Br hill

this is the view from BR hills chamarajanagar

Biligirirangana betta

it is located in chamarajanagar

See also

References

  1. ^ http://chamrajnagar.nic.in/home.html
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Montana 989,415

External links

A. Devarahalli

A. Devarahalli is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Yelandur taluk of Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka.

Avinash

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Badanaguppe railway station

Badanaguppe is a railway station on Mysore-Chamarajanagar branch line.

The station is located in Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka state, India.

Chamarajanagar

Chamarajanagar is a town in the southern part of Karnataka, India. Named after Chamaraja Wodeyar IX, the erstwhile king of Mysore, it is located on the interstate highway linking the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Chamarajanagar (Lok Sabha constituency)

Chamarajanagar Lok Sabha constituency (Kannada: ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಲೋಕ ಸಭೆ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ) is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. This constituency is reserved for the Scheduled Castes. This constituency came into existence in 1962.

Chamarajanagar railway station

The Chamarajanagara railway station is situated on the Mysore-Chamarajanagar branch line. The station is located in Chamarajanagara district, Karnataka state, India.

Gaurishvara Temple, Yelandur

The Gaurishvara Temple (also spelled Gaurishwara or Gaurisvara) is located in the town of Yelandur, Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka state, India. The temple was constructed by a local chief Singedepa Devabhupala of the Hadinadu chiefdom, a feudatory of the 16th century Vijayanagara Empire.

Hangala

Hangala is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagar district.

Honganoor

Honganoor is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Chamarajanagar taluk of Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka.

Honnuhole

The Honnuhole River (also Honnu Holae and Suvarnavathi) is a tributary of the Kaveri River in Karnataka, India. It arises south of Kollegal near the town of Yelandur and flows into the Kaveri just northwest of the town of Kollegal.

Kesthur

Kesthur is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Yelandur taluk of Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka.

Kongarahalli

Kongarahalli is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Kollegal taluk of Chamarajanagar district.

M. Mahadevappa

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Madhuvanahalli

Madhuvanahalli is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Kollegal taluk of Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka.

Mariyala Gangavadi railway station

Mariyala-Gangavadi is a railway station on Mysore-Chamarajanagar branch line.

The station is located in Mysore district, Karnataka state, India.

National Highway 766 (India)

National Highway 766 (NH 766) ( previously NH-212 )is a National Highway in Southern India. NH 766 connects Kozhikode in Kerala with Kollegal in Karnataka via Mysore. Of the total distance of 272 km, 117 km is in Kerala and 155 is in Karnataka. At Kollegal, it joins National Highway 948, which connects Bengaluru and Coimbatore.

The highway passes through dense forests of Western ghats of India. The NH-766 passes through Bandipur National Park and other reserve forests. The rapid rise in traffic of vehicles (Automobiles) in this highway has led to deaths of wild animals due to the speeding traffic, even though vehicles are not allowed from 9 P.M to 6 A.M in some stretches.The section of the road from Lakkidi in Wayanad to Adivaram (Thamarassery) called as Wayanad Churam (A hill highway with nine hairpin bends) offers a scenic drive.

Rameshvara Temple, Narasamangala

The Rameshvara Temple (also spelt Rameshwara or Ramesvara) is located in the town of Narasamangala of Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka state, India. The temple was constructed during the 9th century rule of the Western Ganga Dynasty of Talakad.

Ummathur

Ummathur is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India.This historical village was once a capital of Ummathur king during the Vijayanagara Empire It is located in the Chamarajanagar taluk of Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka. It is situated in the Kollegal - Nanjangud road and is the last village of the Santhe Marahalli Constituency.

Ummathur is a head village for nearby hamlets like Linganapura, Vomma, Hanumanapura.

Vijayanarayana Temple, Gundlupet

The Vijayanarayana Temple is located in the town of Gundlupet of Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka state, India. The temple dates back to the 10th century rule of the Western Ganga Dynasty, though it has received continuous patronage from later kingdoms as well, up to the 15th century Vijayanagara period. Tradition has it that the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana was responsible for the consecration of the deity Vijayanarayana, a version of the Hindu god Narayana (or Vishnu).

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