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Mandya District is an administrative district of Karnataka, India. The district is bordered on the south by Mysore District, on the west by Hassan District, on the north by Tumkur District and on the east by Ramanagar district. The district Mandya was carved out of larger Mysore district in the year 1939. Mandya is called as " Sakkare nadu " in Kannada means sugar city because sugarcane crop is prominent in the district and the people of Mandya are called as "Sakkare nadina akkare janatee" means people are most lovely and kindness.

Mandya district
Location in Karnataka, India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9
DivisionMysore Division
Established1 July 1939[1]
TalukasMandya, Malavalli, Maddur, Nagamangala, Krishnarajpet, Pandavapura, Srirangapatna
 • Deputy CommissionerManjushree N.
 • Total4,961 km2 (1,915 sq mi)
 • Total1,805,769
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA-MA
Vehicle registrationKA-11,(KA-54 nagamangala)
Sex ratio1.015 /
Literacy70.40 %
Lok Sabha constituencyMandya Lok Sabha constituency
ClimateTropical Semi-arid (Köppen)
Precipitation691 millimetres (27.2 in)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature16 °C (61 °F)

Mandya is the main town in Mandya District. As of 2011, the district population was 1,808,680 (of which 16.03% was urban).[4]



Mandya district is located between north latitude 12°13' to 13°04' N and east longitude 76°19' to 77°20' E.[5] It is bounded by Mysore district to the west and southwest, Tumkur district to the northeast, Chamrajnagar district to the south, Hassan district to the northwest, and Ramanagar district to the east. It has an area of 4,961 square kilometres (1,915 sq mi). The administrative center of Mandya District is Mandya City.


Mandya District has five important rivers: Kaveri River and four tributaries main Hemavathi, Shimsha, Lokapavani, Veeravaishnavi.[6]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Mandya district consists of 7 taluks grouped under 2 subdivisions. The Mandya subdivision comprises Mandya, Maddur and Malavalli taluks, while the Pandavapura subdivision comprises Pandavapura, Srirangapatna, Nagamangala and Krishnarajpet Taluks.[5]


Since Mandya is located on the banks of the river Cauvery, agriculture is the predominant occupation and the single largest contributor to Mandya's economy . The main crops grown are paddy, sugarcane, jowar, maize, cotton, banana, ragi, coconut, pulses (predominantly horse gram and to some extent tur, cowpea, green gram, black gram, avare), vegetables etc.[5]


Mandya district has an extenstive road network. NH 275 and NH 948 NH 150A pass through the district. The road network in the district includes 73 kilometres (45 mi) of the National Highways, 467 kilometres (290 mi) of State Highways and 2,968 kilometres (1,844 mi) of major district roads.[7]

Mandya belongs to "South Western Railways" of "Indian Railways". Mandya has many railway stations which are listed below:[8]


According to the 2011 census, Mandya district has a population of 1,808,680,[9] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[10] or the US state of Nebraska.[11] This gives it a ranking of 263rd in India (out of a total of 640).[9] The district has a population density of 365 inhabitants per square kilometre (950/sq mi) .[9] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 2.55%.[9] Mandya has a sex ratio of 989 females for every 1000 males,[9] and a literacy rate of 70.14%.[9]

People from MandyaEdit

  • S M Krishna - External affairs minister of Govt of India
  • Ambarish - Kannada film actor, and a Member of Parliament.
  • B.S.Yediyurappa- Karnataka's 25th chief minister
  • Ramya - South Indian actress and the youngest MP of India in the 15th Loksabha
  • K. S. Narasimhaswamy - Kannada poet who achieved the name 'Premakavi' by readers; born in Kikkeri, K.R.Pete taluk.
  • Anasuya Shankar - commonly known as Triveni, a novelist in Kannada literature.
  • Jayalakshmi seethapura - folklorist and writer; born in Pandavapura taluk.
  • Vijaya Narasimha- Kannada film lyricist from Pandavapura taluk.
  • H. L. Nage Gowda- folklorist, writer, founder of the museum 'Jaanapada loka', born in Nagamangala taluk.
  • Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar: film director
  • Prem: film director.
  • Shivraj K R Pete:Film comedy actor
  • Chikkanna:Film comedy actor
  • ShashiKumar(Dummasandra)Organising Secretary for Bangalore City Janatha Dal Secular and Film Director.
  • jai jayalalitha - chief minister of tamil nadu
  • amulya - film actress


  1. ^ "District Profile". Department of State Education Research and Training. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Know India - Karnataka". Government of India. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  3. ^ "District Statistics". Official Website of Mandya district. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  4. ^ India Census Map Archived 11 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b c "Ground Water Information Booklet" (PDF). Central Ground Water Board. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Mandya District at a glance". Mandya City Council. Archived from the original on 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2006-11-10.
  7. ^ "District wise details of road length in Karnataka". Karnataka Public Works Department. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  8. ^ [1] Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  10. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est.
  11. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nebraska 1,826,341

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