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|Elevation||1,027 m (3,369 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KA|
The main crops grown in the area are coffee, paddy and spices.
Flora and faunaEdit
Religion and CasteEdit
Hindus, Muslims along with some Christians are present in this town, while the main castes are billava’s, shetty's, Vokkaligas, Lingayats & Kodavas among the Hindus. Both Urdu and Muslim Malayalam (Byare Bashe) are spoken among the Muslims.
- Field Marshal KM Cariappa, The first Indian Chief of Army Staff for the Indian Army was born here.