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Hassan may refer to:

People with the given name Hassan:

Places from unknown origin:

Places derived From the Dakota word chanhasen:

Named after Imam Hasan ibn Ali, a religious leader who sacrificed his life defending his religion, grandson of Prophet Muhammad


  • Hassan (Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How he Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand), a play by James Elroy Flecker


See also

  • Hassane, the traditionally dominant warrior tribes of Mauritania and Western Sahara
  • Beni Hassan, a Bedouin tribe
  • Hassaniya, an Arabic variety originally spoken by the Beni Hassan Bedouin tribes
  • Asan, Guam, a village located on the western shore of the U.S. territory of Guam. Asan derives its name from the word hassan, meaning scarce or rare
  • Mount Hasan - volcano
  • Hassan (crater), an impact crater on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel


Hassan [1] is a small town in Karnataka State.


Hassan is a very good place,often called as poor mans ooty.

Get in

It is about 185 km from Bangalore City. Hassan as require direct train facility from bangalore (Line: Bangalore - shravanabelagola - Hassan)


Belur and Halebed is about 25-30 km from Hassan.There are ancient temples here.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

HASSAN, a town and district of Mysore, India. The town dates from the 11th century and had in 1901 a population of 8241. The district naturally divides into two portions, the Malnad, or hill country, which includes some of the highest ranges of the Western Ghats, and the Maidan or plain country, sloping towards the south. The Hemavati, which flows into the Cauvery in the extreme south, is the most important river of the district. The upper slopes of the Western Ghats are abundantly clothed with magnificent forests, and wild animals abound. Among the mineral products are kaolin, felspar and quartz. The soil of the valleys is a rich red alluvial loam. The area is 2547 sq. m. Population (1901), 568,919, showing an increase of 1 r % in the decade. The district contains some of the most remarkable archaeological monuments in India, such as the colossal Jain image at Sravana Belgola (a monolith 57 ft. high on the summit of a hill) and the great temple at Halebid. Coffee cultivation has been on the increase of late years. The first plantation was opened in 1843, and now there are many coffee estates owned by Europeans and also native holdings. The exports are large, consisting chiefly of food-grains and coffee. The imports are European piece-goods, hardware of all sorts and spices. The largest weekly fair is held at Alur. A great annual religious gathering and fair, attended by about io,000 persons, takes place every year at Melukot. The Southern Mahratta railway traverses the north-east of the district.

The real history of Hassan does not begin until the epoch of the Hoysala dynasty, which lasted from the 11th till the 14th century. Their capital was at Dwarasamundra (Dwaravati-pura), the ruins of which are still to be seen scattered round the village of Halebid. The earlier kings professed the Jain faith, but the finest temples were erected to Siva by the later monarchs of the line. While they were at the zenith of their power the whole of southern India acknowledged their sway.

Hassania, an African tribe of Semitic stock. They inhabit the desert between Merawi and the Nile at the 6th Cataract, and the left bank of the Blue Nile immediately south of Khartum.

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Etymology 1

From Arabic حَسَن meaning fine, good, good-looking, handsome, manly or strong.

Proper noun

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Hassan or Hasan

  1. (Islam) The first son of Ali and brother of Hussein or Hussain; Both are Imams.
  2. A male given name used by Muslims.

Etymology 2

The name Hassan in Hebrew חסן means "cantor", or "good cantor" derived from the Arabic "good" and the Hebrew "cantor".

Proper noun




  1. A Jewish surname.

Etymology 3

Anglicized form of Irish Ó hOsáin.

Proper noun




  1. A surname of Irish origin.


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