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Hosur
Hosur
Location of Hosur
in Tamil Nadu and India
Coordinates 12°43′N 77°49′E / 12.72°N 77.82°E / 12.72; 77.82
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District(s) Krishnagiri
Population 84,314 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

879 m (2,884 ft)

Hosur (Tamil: ஓசூர்) a Town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a taluk of Krishnagiri district. It is located about 40 kilometres south-east of Bangalore and 38 kilometres from Krishnagiri. According to the 2001 census, its population is 84,310. Hosur is known for its expanding manufacturing industries and its pleasant climate.

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History

Rock paintings and carvings suggest that the area has been occupied during the Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Mesolithic ages.[1]

The Hosur Temple

Geography

Hosur is located at 12°43′N 77°49′E / 12.72°N 77.82°E / 12.72; 77.82[2]. It has an average elevation of 879 metres (2883 feet).

Demographics

According to 2001 India census, males constitute 53% of the population and females constitute 47% of the population. Hosur has an average literacy rate of 75%, significantly higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 70%. In Hosur, 16% of the population is under 12 years of age.

Tamil is the official language of Hosur and is spoken by a majority of the people. Telugu and Kannada are also other languages spoken in Hosur, due to its close proximity to the Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states borders. Most residents also speak English which is the default language in academia and industry.

Industries

Hosur is an industrial hub for several areas such as abrasives, automobiles, bakeries, welding and wire mesh industries. TVS Motor Company and Ashok Leyland are among several companies to have their manufacturing units in Hosur. Another significant establishment is Titan Industries, which happens to be India's largest and the world's sixth largest wrist watch manufacturer.

The Agra-Kanyakumari highway, NH7 which passes through Hosur has been witnessing a lot of development over the last few years. NH7 connects Bangalore to Hosur to Krishnagiri as well.

Tourism

An aerial view of the city.

The first Governor General of Independent India, Rajaji was born on 8 December 1878 in Thorapalli Village near Hosur (about 6 km from Hosur) in Salem District (now Krishnagiri District) of Tamil Nadu.

Hosur is famous for its hill temple whose presiding deity is Arul Migu Sree Maragadhambal Samedha (along with) Sree Chandrachoodeshwara Swamy (a name for Lord Shiva). There is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, known as Dakshina Tirupati, on a small hillock by the side of the highway, about 2 km from Hosur, towards Krishnagiri. Ramapuram in Krishnagiri outskirts is the home to an ancient Rama temple that is 500 years old. The outskirts of Hosur contain beautiful rivers and lakes nestled between mountains. Many tourists visit these areas to trek and boat.

Around 80 kilometres from Hosur, is the Hogenakal Falls across the river Cauvery. Wild animals particularly elephants, can be spotted. 52 km from Hosur is Krishnagiri, the Mango capital of India and home to a large Fortress of Tipu Sultan. The Krishnagiri damn is a significant hydroelectric power source and is a tourist attraction as well.

Agriculture

A rich variety of fruits and vegetables are cultivated in Hosur. The land is very fertile and there is significant access to fresh water as well as trained labor. Crops consist of tomatoes, cabbages, onions, and mangoes. A large amount of roses are exported from here. Hosur accounts for 5% of mangos of the total in Tamil Nadu, which makes Krishnagiri district as the no 1 district for Mango cultivation in India. The rich content of the minerals alluvial soil is good for the growth of many rich cash crops.

Floriculture

Hosur exports most of the roses from India. Madhagondapalli near Hosur, is the home to TANFLORA, the largest exporter of roses to various European countries during Valentine's Day. Taj Mahal, a variety of rose that borrows its name from the monument of love and for which India has won a patent, is grown in a hamlet in Tamil Nadu and sold in the global market for Valentine’s Day.[3]

Politics

Hosur assembly constituency is part of Krishnagiri (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

Colleges

Hosur has nearly 65 schools, two polytechnics, two arts colleges and two engineering colleges

Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, (Tamil Nadu)
Address: Hosur, Dharmapuri Dist. Dr. MGR Nagar, Hosur, Krishnagiri Dist. 635109
Accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, AICTE-New Delhi.

M.G.R Arts & Science College
Address: Hosur, Dharmapuri Dist. Dr. MGR Nagar, Hosur, Krishnagiri Dist. 635109
Affiliated to Periyar University.

St Joseph's College of Arts and Science
Address: Mookandapalli,Sipcot.Hosur-635126

Perumal Manimekalai College of Engineering
Kamandotti, Hosur Accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, AICTE-New Delhi.

Perumal Manimekalai Polytechnic
Kamandotti, Hosur Accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, AICTE-New Delhi.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

HOSUR, a town of British India, in the Salem district of Madras, 24 m. E. of Bangalore. Pop. (1901) 6695. It contains an old fort, frequently mentioned in the history of the Mysore wars, and a fine castellated mansion built by a former collector.

Close by is the remount depot, established in 1828, where Australian horses are acclimatized and trained for artillery and cavalry use in southern India.


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