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Coordinates: 12°52′N74°59′E / 12.87°N 74.98°E / 12.87; 74.98 Coordinates: 12°52′N74°59′E / 12.87°N 74.98°E / 12.87; 74.98
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
Nearest City Mangalore
Population (2001)
  Total 5,558
  Official Tulu, Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Thumbe (Tulu:ತುಂಬೆ) is a census town in Dakshina Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Thumbe in Kannada literally means a minute white flower without any fragrance but considered extremely auspicious for worship of Shiva.

Tulu language Dravidian language, coastal karnataka language, People from Coastal karnataka. Tulunadu language

Tulu is a Dravidian language spoken mainly in the south west part of the Indian state of Karnataka and also in the Kasaragod district of Kerala. The Tulu speaking region is often referred to as Tulu Nadu. The native speakers of Tulu are referred to as Tuluva or Tulu people.

A census town is a type of town that satisfies certain characteristics, depending on the country in which it is located.

India Country in South Asia

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.


As of 2001 India census, [1] Thumbe had a population of 5558. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Thumbe has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 67%. In Thumbe, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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  1. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.