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DAKSHINA KANNADA DISTRICT - General information

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Dakshina Kannda (Erstwhile South Kanara) is the southern coastal district of Karnataka State with an area of 4770 Sq. Km. The district lies between 12 57' and 13 50’ North Latitude and 74 and 75 50’ East Longitude. It has a population of 20,83,625.

The district spreading from the Western Ghats towards the Arabian Sea to the west, is bounded by Udupi district in the North, Shimoga, Chickmagalur and Hassan districts in the East, Kasaragod taluk of Kerala state and Coorg districts in the south and Arabian Sea in the west.

The district can be divided into 3 belts, the coastal strip, the middle belt and the Western ghat section. The coastal tract is the most thickly populate part of the district, as it is fertile and trading facilities. The middle belt consists of hills and dales and forms into an undulating terrain. The valleys are fertile and boast of several gardens of arecanut and coconut, and paddy fields, which are the main crops of the district. The Western Ghats form the eastern boundary of the district consisting of evergreen forests with patches of paddy fields and arecanut gardens scattered here and there surrounded by forests.

The climate of the district shares the wider climatic pattern of the other West Coast districts of India. It is characterized by excessive humidity(78%) during the greater part of the year. There are four seasons viz., 1) Four wet months of June, July, August and September, when the district encounters strong winds, high humidity, heavy showers and a slight fall in temperature. 2) Two warm and damp months of October and November when south west monsoon is retreating. 3) Three cool months of December, January and February when generally dry conditions prevail and 4) Three hot months of March, April and May which is the period of rising temperature. Climate in the district is generally equable. However, it is colder in the interior than in the coast. The important rivers of Dakshina Kannada District are Suvarnanadi, Shambavi (Mulki), Gurpur River, Nethravathi, Pavanje, Nandini besides there there are many other rivers with perennial flow of water and a number of streams, all running from east to west.

The Climate The climate of the district shares the wider climatic pattern of the other West Coast districts of India. It is characterized by excessive humidity(78%) during the greater part of the year.

There are four seasons viz.,

1) Four wet months of June, July, August and September, when the district encounters strong winds, high humidity, heavy showers and a slight fall in temperature.

2) Two warm and damp months of October and November when south west monsoon is retreating.

3) Three cool months of December, January and February when generally dry conditions prevail and

4) Three hot months of March, April and May which is the period of rising temperature. Climate in the district is generally equable. However, it is colder in the interior than in the coast

General Information

Total Geographical Area in Hectares 477149 Total Male Population 10,32,577 Total Female Population 10,51,048 Total Population 20,83,625 Sex Ratio 1022 Literacy Rate 88.66%

Sources: 1. 2011 Census 2. Official District Website by the Government

To view information about the schools of Dakshina Kannada (Mangalore) District

VISIT THIS LINK

Dakshina Kannda (Erstwhile South Kanara) is the southern coastal district of Karnataka State with an area of 4770 Sq. Km. The district lies between 12 57' and 13 50’ North Latitude and 74 and 75 50’ East Longitude. It has a population of 20,83,625.

The district spreading from the Western Ghats towards the Arabian Sea to the west, is bounded by Udupi district in the North, Shimoga, Chickmagalur and Hassan districts in the East, Kasaragod taluk of Kerala state and Coorg districts in the south and Arabian Sea in the west.

The district can be divided into 3 belts, the coastal strip, the middle belt and the Western ghat section. The coastal tract is the most thickly populate part of the district, as it is fertile and trading facilities. The middle belt consists of hills and dales and forms into an undulating terrain. The valleys are fertile and boast of several gardens of arecanut and coconut, and paddy fields, which are the main crops of the district. The Western Ghats form the eastern boundary of the district consisting of evergreen forests with patches of paddy fields and arecanut gardens scattered here and there surrounded by forests.

The climate of the district shares the wider climatic pattern of the other West Coast districts of India. It is characterized by excessive humidity(78%) during the greater part of the year. There are four seasons viz., 1) Four wet months of June, July, August and September, when the district encounters strong winds, high humidity, heavy showers and a slight fall in temperature. 2) Two warm and damp months of October and November when south west monsoon is retreating. 3) Three cool months of December, January and February when generally dry conditions prevail and 4) Three hot months of March, April and May which is the period of rising temperature. Climate in the district is generally equable. However, it is colder in the interior than in the coast. The important rivers of Dakshina Kannada District are Suvarnanadi, Shambavi (Mulki), Gurpur River, Nethravathi, Pavanje, Nandini besides there there are many other rivers with perennial flow of water and a number of streams, all running from east to west.

The Climate The climate of the district shares the wider climatic pattern of the other West Coast districts of India. It is characterized by excessive humidity(78%) during the greater part of the year.

There are four seasons viz.,

1) Four wet months of June, July, August and September, when the district encounters strong winds, high humidity, heavy showers and a slight fall in temperature.

2) Two warm and damp months of October and November when south west monsoon is retreating.

3) Three cool months of December, January and February when generally dry conditions prevail and

4) Three hot months of March, April and May which is the period of rising temperature. Climate in the district is generally equable. However, it is colder in the interior than in the coast

General Information

Total Geographical Area in Hectares 477149 Total Male Population 10,32,577 Total Female Population 10,51,048 Total Population 20,83,625 Sex Ratio 1022 Literacy Rate 88.66%

Sources: 1. 2011 Census 2. Official District Website by the Government


-- Johnson Dcunha (talk) 06:58, 12 August 2014 (PDT)