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Channapatna
Channapatna
Location of Channapatna
in Karnataka and India
Coordinates 12°39′11″N 77°12′18″E / 12.6530°N 77.2050°E / 12.6530; 77.2050
Country  India
State Karnataka
District(s) Bangalore rural district
Population
Density
65,000
5,051 /km2 (13,082 /sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 12.87 km2 (5 sq mi)

Channapatna (Kannada: ಚನ್ನಪಟ್ಟಣ) is a small city located 60 km south-west of Bangalore, India on Bangalore-Mysore state highway. The city is famous for its wooden toys and lacquerware. In the native language (kannada), Channapatna is also called as "goMbegaLa ooru" meaning toys town in English. These toys are manufactured in tradational or advanced small scale industries. Manufacturing and twisting of raw silk and Coconut is a major product of Channapatna taluk. The temple of Lord Aprameya Swamy is nearby.

Channapatna taluk comes under Ramanagaram District. Its headquarters is located in Bangalore-Mysore highway. The total geographical area of the taluk is 53,587 hectares. It has three hoblies namely 1) Kasaba 2) Malur 3) Virupakshapura. Channapatna is one of the 57 cities in Karnataka under the Nirmala Nagara - Municipal eGovernance project. Under this project, the city obtained its website as well as the Public Grievance & Redressal module from Aug 15th 2005.

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History

The city was ruled by the King Timmapparaja Aras. Later Rana Jagadevaraya of Telugu Banajiga Balija[1] Community choose it as his Capital city. Rana Jagadeva Raya and his family ruled the territory of Baramahal along with Mysore. Rana Peda Jagadeva Raya, Rana Immadi Jagadeva Raya, Rana Ankusa Raya, Rana Kumara Jagadeva Raya, Immadi Ankusa Raya were some notable members in this line.

Geography

Channapatna is located at 12°39′N 77°13′E / 12.65°N 77.22°E / 12.65; 77.22[2]. It has an average elevation of 739 metres (2424 ft).

Total length of roads is 108.20 km. Total water supply is 70.50(LPCD). This means a per capita water supply of 65.50(LPCD). In summer the temperature is 38 °C. In winter it is 19 °C.

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Demographics

As of 2001 India census[3], Channapatna had a population of 63,561. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Channapatna has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 72% and female literacy of 64%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Wooden toys of Channapatna

Tourist places in and around the city

The Following are some of the tourist places in and around the city:

1) Kanva Maharshi Math and Brahmanya Theertha Brundavan is 6KM away from Channapatna on the way to Kanva Reservoir.

2) Kanva Reservoir is 13KM from Channapatna with automatic siphon system.

3) Mallur Aprameya Swamy Temple which also has the world famous Ambegal Krishna whose beauty inspired the famous poet Purandharadasa to compose "Jagadodharana Aadisidale Yashoda ...." is just 2KM away from Channapatna on the Highway towards Mysore. Mallur is also known as Dakshina Ayodhya.

4) Kengal Aanjaneya Swamy Temple is on the way to Channapatna from Bangalore. 5KM before Channapatna. It is situated beside the Bangalore to Mysore High-Way.

5) Igloor Barrage is 20 km away from the Channapatna City. Igloor Barrage is on the way to Santemogenahalli and Akkooru.

6) Bettada Timmappa is 13KM away from Channapatna. It's on the way to Nidasalige city.

7) Bevoor Mutt

8) Revana Siddeswara Betta

9) Kokkare Bellur bird sanctuary: Spotbilled Pelicans and Painted Storks from different countries fly here and live for few months.

External links

DevaraHosahalli 6 KM from center of town.

References

  1. ^ http://books.google.co.in/books?id=p0wSoEIub1YC&pg=PA62&dq=jagadeva+banajiga&lr=&num=100&as_brr=3#v=onepage&q=jagadeva%20banajiga&f=false
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Channapatna
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
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