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Hoskote (historically known as Ooscota or Ooscata) is a taluk in Bangalore Rural District, India. Headquartered at the Hosakote town, it consists of five hoblis - Anugondanahalli, Jadigenahalli, Kasaba, Nandagudi and Sulibele.

Hoskote
city
Hoskote is located in Karnataka
Hoskote
Hoskote
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°04′N 77°48′E / 13.07°N 77.8°E / 13.07; 77.8Coordinates: 13°04′N 77°48′E / 13.07°N 77.8°E / 13.07; 77.8
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictBangalore Rural
Elevation
891 m (2,923 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total56,980
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
562114
Telephone code91-80
Vehicle registrationKA-53

HistoryEdit

Hoskote was a Jagir of Maratha warrior Shahaji Raje for around 50 years and also part of Swarajya of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The Battle of Ooscata in the First British-Mysore War, on the night of 22-23 August 1768 took place here.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census,[1] Hoskote had a population of 56980. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Hoskote has an average literacy rate of 86.22%, higher than the state average of 75.36%: male literacy is 89.58%, and female literacy is 82.68%. Hoskote has 11.98% of its population under 6 years of age.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.