Sunday, April 2, 2017

Shivamogga district With Talukas in Karnataka State

Shivamogga district With Talukas: Shivamogga district is a district in the Karnataka state of India.A major part of Shimoga district lies in the Malnad region of the Western Ghats. Shivamogga city is its administrative center. Jog Falls is a major tourist attraction. Also, there is a proposal of creating Sagara District out of Shivamogga District for the betterment of administration and development of Sagara Division. This includes Sagara, Hosanagara, Shikaripura, and Soraba talukas. Shivamogga was previously known as Mandli. There are legends about how the name Shivamogga has evolved. According to one, the name Shivamogga is related to the Hindu God Shiva. Shivamogga is landlocked and bounded by Haveri,  Davanagere,  Chikmagalur, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts. The district ranks 9th in terms of the total area among the districts of Karnataka. It is spread over an area of 8465 km 2. As the district lies in the tropical region, rainy season occurs from June to October.


Shivamogga district

Shivamogga district


According to the 2011 census Shivamogga district has a population around 18 lakhs. Shivamogga has a sex ratio of 995 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 80.5%. The major soil forms found in the Shivamogga district are red gravelly clay soil, red clay soil, lateritic gravelly clay soil; lateritic clay soil; medium deep black soil; non-saline and saline alluvo-colluvial soil; brown forest soil. The major minerals found in the district are limestone, white quartz, kaolin, kyanite, manganese. The plain land of the district is suitable for agriculture. Shivamogga has a total road length of 6632 km with 222 km belonging to the National highways and 402 km belonging to state highways. Shimoga Airport is under construction in Sogane, 6 km from Shimoga city. Today, Mangalore International Airport is nearest to Shivamogga district. Also. Railways are good in Shivamogga. Hindus constitute 85.45% of the population with Muslims making up 12.25% of the population; the remaining part of the population is made up by Christians, Buddhists, and other religious groups. Kannada is the dominant language in this district with Urdu taking the second place.

Talukas in Shivamogga district


Shimoga Bhadravati
Shikarpur Sagar
Sorab Tirthahalli
Hosanagara

Map of Shivamogga district





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