Hassan, Karnataka

Hassan (pronounced: Haasana) is a city in Hassan taluk and headquarters of Hassan district, in southern part of Karnataka.

Hassan
District Court in Hassan
District Court in Hassan
Hassan is located in Karnataka
Hassan
Hassan
Hassan is located in India
Hassan
Hassan
Coordinates: 13°00′43″N 76°04′05″E / 13.012°N 76.068°E / 13.012; 76.068Coordinates: 13°00′43″N 76°04′05″E / 13.012°N 76.068°E / 13.012; 76.068
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictHassan
Named forHasanamba temple
Government
 • BodyCity Municipal Council
 • MPPrajwal Revanna
Area
 • Total66.12 km2 (25.53 sq mi)
Elevation
950 m (3,120 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total226,520
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
DemonymHassanadavaru
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
573201/573202
Telephone codeISD 00918172 / STD CODE 08172
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-13, KA-46
Websitehttp://www.hassancity.mrc.gov.in/


The city is situated 950 m (3,120 ft) above sea level. The urban population in 2011 was 133,436.[1] It is situated at a distance of 182 km (113 mi) from the state capital, Bangalore, and 171 km (106 mi) from Mangalore.

Hassan city gets its name from the Hindu goddess Hassanamba.[2]

In 2020, the Karnataka Government upgraded Hassan's city municipal council area to 66.12 km2 (25.53 sq mi) by including nearby villages to the panchayat and the population increased from 133,436 to 226,520.[3]

HistoryEdit

Hassan dates from beginnings of the Hoysala Empire in the 11th century.[4][5] Hoysala Empire ruled this city for a long time and their influence can be seen in the art and inscriptions on the different monuments such as in Halebidu, Belur and Shravanabelagola. After these medieval ages, Hassan became famous again because of Dinesh Pattanashettaru

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2011 Indian census,[1] the city of Hassan had an urban population of 133,436. Males were 49.5% of the population and females 50.5%. The average literacy rate was 80.8%. Male literacy was 82.7%, and female literacy was 78.9%. Of the population, 10.1% was under the age of 7. After expanding city limits, the population increased to 226,520.[3]

GalleryEdit

ClimateEdit

Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18 °C (64 °F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60 mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. According to the Köppen Climate Classification, Hassan has a tropical savanna climate (Aw).[6]

Climate data for Hassan, Karnataka (1981–2010, extremes 1901–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.8
(91.0)
35.5
(95.9)
37.5
(99.5)
37.8
(100.0)
37.8
(100.0)
37.2
(99.0)
32.5
(90.5)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
34.0
(93.2)
32.5
(90.5)
33.2
(91.8)
37.8
(100.0)
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82.0)
30.2
(86.4)
32.5
(90.5)
32.9
(91.2)
30.9
(87.6)
26.8
(80.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.3
(77.5)
26.8
(80.2)
27.2
(81.0)
26.9
(80.4)
26.9
(80.4)
28.3
(82.9)
Average low °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
16.1
(61.0)
17.9
(64.2)
19.6
(67.3)
19.8
(67.6)
18.5
(65.3)
18.6
(65.5)
18.8
(65.8)
18.5
(65.3)
18.5
(65.3)
17.0
(62.6)
15.1
(59.2)
17.7
(63.9)
Record low °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
8.0
(46.4)
9.4
(48.9)
12.4
(54.3)
12.1
(53.8)
11.6
(52.9)
12.6
(54.7)
13.1
(55.6)
12.1
(53.8)
11.1
(52.0)
8.3
(46.9)
6.2
(43.2)
5.6
(42.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.9
(0.07)
2.7
(0.11)
10.1
(0.40)
53.1
(2.09)
70.7
(2.78)
104.3
(4.11)
127.9
(5.04)
99.1
(3.90)
97.4
(3.83)
147.9
(5.82)
42.8
(1.69)
5.9
(0.23)
763.8
(30.07)
Average rainy days 0.1 0.2 0.9 3.4 4.7 8.4 9.7 8.3 6.7 7.5 2.7 0.5 53.2
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 47 41 40 51 64 78 81 81 77 73 64 57 63
Source: India Meteorological Department[7][8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2011 Primary Census Abstract Data, Population Finder, Karnataka, Hassan, Hassan". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Hassan | Hassan Sightseeing | Hassan Temples | Hassanamba". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Gazette Notification" (PDF).
  4. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hassan" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 51.
  5. ^ Muthanna, I. M. (1962). Karnataka, History, Administration & Culture. p. 21.
  6. ^ Bangalor%2C+Karnataka%2C+India&units= Climate Summary for Bangalore, India
  7. ^ "Station: Hassan Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 319–320. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M96. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.

External linksEdit

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