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Thirthahalli is a panchayat town located in the Shivamoga District of the state of Karnataka, India. It lies on the bank of the river Tunga and is also the headquarters of the Thirthahalli Taluk of Shimoga district. Nearest Railway stations are Anandpura (55 Km), Shivamogga (62 Km) and Bhadravathi (68 km). The nearest airport is at Mangalore (130 km).

Thirthahalli
Taluk
Tunga Bridge with Lightings during Theppotsava
Tunga Bridge with Lightings during Theppotsava
Thirthahalli is located in Karnataka
Thirthahalli
Thirthahalli
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°41′24″N 75°14′42″E / 13.690°N 75.245°E / 13.690; 75.245Coordinates: 13°41′24″N 75°14′42″E / 13.690°N 75.245°E / 13.690; 75.245
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictShivamoga
RegionMalenadu
Government
 • MLAAraga Jnanendra
Area
 • Total5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Elevation
566
591 m (1,939 ft)
Population
 (2011[1])
 • Total14,357
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Languages
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
577 432
Telephone code08181
Vehicle registrationKA-14
Websitewww.thirthahallitown.gov.in

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Bridge across the river Tunga at Thirthahalli

Thirthahalli is located at 13°42′N 75°14′E / 13.7°N 75.23°E / 13.7; 75.23.[2] It has an average elevation of 591 metres (1938 feet). it is located in the midst of the dense forests of the Western Ghats.

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