Shimoga District

NICNET SHIMOGA

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Shimoga, a place known for its scenic beauty, flush green lush forests,  eye-catching waterfalls, cool climate is situated in the Malnad region bounded by Sahyadri ghats at an mean elevation of 640 AMSL  in the western part of karnataka. The district is spread over an area of 8477 Sq.Kms with an forest area of 2.27 Lakh Hectares. The total population of shimoga district as per 1991 census is around 1642545. The eastern part of district comes under the semi-malnad zone with plain topography and occasional chains of hills covered with semi-deciduous vegetation.  

Shimoga is origin of rivers Kali, Gangavathi, Sharavathi and tadadi. The other major rivers which flow through the district are Tunga, Bhadra and Varada. The rivers Tunga and Bhadra meets at a place called Koodalgi in shimoga district. Agumbe , a small place , known for its highest rainfall (8000 mm/annum) in southern india hails from this land.

Shimoga district is rich in flora and fauna , the dense forest and green shrub jungles are main producers of sandalwood, rosewood, teak and other exotic timber. Mango, Jackfruit, Tamarind etc..  are the other important trees found around the district with rich yields. The dense forests of the district is home for wild animals like Elephant, Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Wild boar, Bear, Antelope, Bison, Porcupine, Monkeys, wolves and many other animals. Birds migrate from all over the world and travel down to shimoga for a honeymoon. Birds like ...... are found flying higher and higher in the blue skies.

Shimoga farmers are feeding the people of Shimoga and other districts of Karnataka by producing good quality paddy, coconut, Ragi, Pepper, Areca and Sugarcane.

It ranks 9th in size among all the districts of the State. The district is just 274 Kms away from the silicon valley of India, BANGALORE. 

Location

Latitude

Between
13o27' and 14o39' north

Longitude

Between
74o37' and 75o52' east

Length

East to West

152.9 Kms

North to South

128.8 Kms

Boundaries

North East West South
Haveri Davangere Udupi
Karwar
Chickmagalur

India

India

Karnataka

Karnataka

Shimoga

Shimoga

The district is divided into two divisions and 7 talukas. The Sagar Sub-Division covers the Sagar, Sorab, Shikaripur and Hosanagar Talukas, whereas the Shimoga Sub-Division covers the Shimoga, Bhadravathi and Thirthahalli Talukas.

 

Taluka Name

Altitude
 ( Mtrs)

Hoblies

Inhabited Villages

Un-Inhabited Villages

Area in sq.kms
Bhadravati

594

6

138

7

690
Hosanagar

572

4

201

3

1423
Sagar

579

6

230

8

1940
Shikaripur

603

5

155

21

909
Shimoga

571

8

195

19

1108
Soraba

579

6

279

27

1148
Thirthahalli

610

5

245

02

1247

SHIMOGA CENSUS DETAILS (Source : Census 2001)

POINT DESCRIPTION

TOTAL

MALES

FEMALES

AREA IN Sq.Kms. 8465
NO.OF.OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL HOUSES 3,45,709
NO.OF.HOUSEHOLDS 3,05,082
POPULATION 16,42,545 8,30,559 8,11,986
SC POPULATION 2,69,519 1,36,299 1,33,220
ST POPULATION 55,997 28,435 27,562
POPULATION BELOW AGE 6 YEARS 2,08,163 1,06,423 1,01,740
LITERATES 10,68,934 5,93,890 4,75,044
TOTAL WORKERS 7,14,671 4,87,349 2,27,322
CULTIVATORS 1,96,235 1,58,372 3,78,63
AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS 1,43,352 83,102 60,250
HOUSEHOLD INDUSTRY WORKERS 14,571 9,500 5,071
OTHER WORKERS 2,32,674 1,95,314 37,360
MAIN WORKERS 5,86,832 4,46,288 1,40,544
MARGINAL WORKERS 1,27,839 41,061 86,778
NON-WORKERS 9,27,874 3,43,210 5,84,664

Water Resources :

Important Rivers

Other Minor Streams

Tunga , Bhadra, Tungabhadra, Sharavati, Kumudvati and Varada,The rivers Tunga & Bhadra unite at Kudli in Shimoga Taluk 14 Kms from Shimoga.

Haridravati, Sharmanavati, Kushavati, Gargita , Varahi and the Dandavati