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Puttur is a city in Dakshina Kannada district, in Karnataka state of India. It is the headquarters of the Puttur taluk.

Puttur
Puttur is located in Karnataka
Puttur
Puttur
Location in India
Coordinates: 12°45′53″N 75°11′03″E / 12.7648°N 75.1842°E / 12.7648; 75.1842Coordinates: 12°45′53″N 75°11′03″E / 12.7648°N 75.1842°E / 12.7648; 75.1842
Country India
StateKarnataka
RegionKanara
DistrictDakshina Kannada
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MLASanjeeva Matandoor (BJP)
Elevation
87 m (285 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total287,851
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
574220, 574201, 574202, 574203,574210
Telephone code8251
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-21
WebsiteOfficial website

Contents

GeographyEdit

Puttur is located at 12°45′53″N 75°11′03″E / 12.7648°N 75.1842°E / 12.7648; 75.1842.[2] It has an average elevation of 87 m (300 ft). Puttur is situated 52 km (32 mi) south-east of Mangalore city.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census,[3] Puttur had a population of 48,063. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Hinduism is the major religion constitute 65%, Muslims are about 22%, Christianity constitute 6% and other religions constitute 7%. The average literacy rate is 79%,[citation needed] which is higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%,[citation needed] and female literacy is 75%.[citation needed] About 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.[citation needed]

ConnectivityEdit

AirEdit

The nearest airport to Puttur is Mangalore International Airport (IATA: IXE, ICAO: VOML) which is at a distance of around 57.7 km along the fastest route. Flights are available from here to all the major Indian metropolis and Middle East.

RailwayEdit

Puttur has a railway line passing through the city. The railway station is called Kabaka-Puttur Railway Station (Station Code:KBPR) which is within the city limits. It is a single track diesel line on the Mangalore-Hassan railway line of South Western Railway.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Puttur, India
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.3
(88.3)
31.8
(89.2)
32.7
(90.9)
33.1
(91.6)
32.4
(90.3)
29.3
(84.7)
28.0
(82.4)
28.2
(82.8)
28.8
(83.8)
29.9
(85.8)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
30.6
(87.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26
(79)
26.9
(80.4)
28.1
(82.6)
29.1
(84.4)
28.8
(83.8)
26.4
(79.5)
25.5
(77.9)
25.6
(78.1)
25.9
(78.6)
26.5
(79.7)
26.6
(79.9)
26.1
(79.0)
26
(79)
Average low °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
22.0
(71.6)
23.6
(74.5)
25.2
(77.4)
25.2
(77.4)
23.5
(74.3)
23.0
(73.4)
23.1
(73.6)
23.0
(73.4)
23.2
(73.8)
22.4
(72.3)
21.0
(69.8)
21
(70)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0
(0)
1
(0.0)
6
(0.2)
63
(2.5)
208
(8.2)
938
(36.9)
1,489
(58.6)
858
(33.8)
386
(15.2)
277
(10.9)
81
(3.2)
22
(0.9)
4,329
(170.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org - Climate Table of Puttur, Karnataka, India[4]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Puttur
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Climate Table of Puttur, Karnataka, India". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 31 January 2015.

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