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Ponnampet town
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Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°12′N75°54′E / 12.2°N 75.9°E / 12.2; 75.9 Coordinates: 12°12′N75°54′E / 12.2°N 75.9°E / 12.2; 75.9
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Karnataka
District Kodagu
  Body Gram panchayat
851 m (2,792 ft)
  Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
571 216
Telephone code08274
Vehicle registration KA-12

Ponnampet is a town which is also the taluk headquarters of Ponnampet taluk which is in the southern part of the district of Kodagu in the state of Karnataka.Ponnampet taluk came into existence on 29 November 2020. [1] [2] [3]


It was originally named after Diwan Cheppudira Ponnappa as Ponnapett. [4] It was established in the year 1821 in the name of the Late Diwan under the regime of Kodagu Rajas.

The town was called notified area in the period of British and later on it was converted into a Municipality and now it is known as 1st Grade Village Panchayath. Ponnampet was a Taluk Headquarters during Pre-Independence Period and continues up to the re-organisation of states after independence.

It has a population of 6,473 according to 2011 census. [5] A college of forestry formerly a part of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, now with the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga is located here. A hill known as Kundah overlooks the town.

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Chikkamandur, Ponnampet

Administration and Government

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Ponnampet Taluk Map

Major Government offices here are:


In addition to this within 5 kilometres the Gonikoppal town in which Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Cauvery degree college, Coffee Board Research Centre, many schools and college, a circle inspector office, KEB - AEE office are also located here.



  1. "Ponnampet taluk: Victory for decades-old fight". Deccan Herald. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  2. "After Ponnampet, Kushalnagar may soon get taluk status". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 30 November 2020. ISSN   0971-751X . Retrieved 29 December 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. "It's official. Ponnampet taluk comes into existence". Star of Mysore. 29 November 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  4. Government of Mysore (1864). Report on the Administration of Mysore for 1863-64. p. 141.
  5. "Census 2011 Kodagu (Village code 054)" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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