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Kushalnagar

Kushalanagara
Kushalnagara
town
Kushalanagara
Kushalanagara
Location in Karnataka, India

Coordinates: 12°28′01″N 75°58′01″E / 12.467°N 75.967°E / 12.467; 75.967Coordinates: 12°28′01″N 75°58′01″E / 12.467°N 75.967°E / 12.467; 75.967

Country  India
State Karnataka
District Kodagu (Coorg)
Area
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 830 m (2,720 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,186
 • Density 3,296.5/km2 (8,538/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571 234
Telephone code 08276
Vehicle registration KA-12

Kushalanagara is a town located in the east of Kodagu district, near the Kaveri river, in the state of Karnataka, India. In pre-Independence times, it was known as Fraserpet after Colonel Fraser who was the Political Agent in Coorg around 1834.[1] The town is located on Mangalore -Mysore state highway 88.

R.Gundu Rao, former Chief Minister of Karnataka state, India, hails from this town.


Geography

Kushalnagara is located at 12°28′N 75°58′E / 12.47°N 75.97°E / 12.47; 75.97.[2] It has an average elevation of 831 metres (2726 feet).

The Bylakuppe settlement for Tibetans is in Mysore district but within 1–3 km from Kushalanagara towards Mysore. Other nearby tourist attractions include Harangi Reservoir, Dubare where Elephant Camp & Rafting available, Kaveri Nisargadhama, Chiklihole Reservoir, herur,

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Kushalnagara had a population of 13,262. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kushalnagar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 73%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Languages

The main languages in Kushalanagara are Are Bhashe, Kannada and Kodava Takk. Tibetan is also spoken by Tibetan settlers.[4]

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