Tiptur

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Tiptur
City
City of Copra
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Coconut Plantation Near Tiptur
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Tiptur
Location in Karnataka, India
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Tiptur
Tiptur (India)
Coordinates: 13°16′N76°29′E / 13.26°N 76.48°E / 13.26; 76.48
Country Flag of India.svg  India
State Karnataka
Region Bayalu Seeme
AdministrationSub Division
Assistant commissioner Nandini
Executive Magistrate Arathi B.
Founded11th century A.D.[ citation needed ]
Founded byGanga/Nolamba Dynasties[ citation needed ]
Named for Copra
Government
  TypeCity Municipal Council
  BodyCMC
Area
  City11 km2 (4 sq mi)
  Rural
786 km2 (303 sq mi)
Elevation
862 m (2,828 ft)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  City59,543
  Density5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
   Metro
222,749
Demonym(s) Tipturians, Thipturinavaru
Languages
  Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
572201 ,572202
STD/ISD Code+91(0)8134
Vehicle registration KA-44
Lok Sabha Tumakuru
Vidhan Sabha Tiptur
Present MLABC Nagesh (BJP)
Present MPGS Basavaraj (BJP)
CodeTTR
Website http://www.tipturcity.mrc.gov.in

Tiptur is a city in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. It is the second largest and the fastest growing city in Tumkur district. It is a sub-divisional headquarters of Tumkur district in Karnataka. Capital city Bengaluru is 140 km from Tiptur. Tiptur city is known for its coconut plantations.

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Etymology

Tiptur is said to have got its name from "tipatala", the word for "copra" in the local language, Kannada. The name was probably derived from the industry which produces dried coconut in the areas surrounding the city.

History

Tiptur was historically a part of Honnavalli, a village headquarters located 11 miles northwest of Tiptur in Tumkur district. Honnavalli was the taluk headquarters until 1886[ citation needed ]. The history of the village dates back to eleventh century [ citation needed ]. It was built by the king Someswara Raaya, who belonged to the Harnahalli Nayak dynasty[ citation needed ]. Legend has it that Honnu Amma, the family deity of the Paalegaar, appeared in a dream and directed him to build a model village in her name. Even today 'Honnavalli Amma' is the village goddess. [2]

Tiptur Lok Sabha constituency was a former Lok Sabha constituency in Mysore State (Karnataka from 1957 to 1967). This seat came into existence in 1957 and ceased to exist in 1966, before 1967 Lok Sabha Elections. This constituency was later merged with Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency.[ citation needed ]

Geography

Tiptur has been surrounded by from the west side Arsikere and channarayapatna. from the east side Chikkanayakana halli, Gubbi, Turuvekere. Tiptur is approximately 73 km (45 mi) west of Tumkur along National Highway 206 (now renumbered as National Highway 48). It is at a distance of 140 km (87 mi) northwest[ citation needed ] from the state capital, Bangalore. It lies on the Bangalore-Miraj railway line. Tiptur has an average elevation of 861 metres (2,825 ft). The average temperature in summer is 34 °C (93 °F) and in winter is 20 °C (68 °F).

Fauna

Mammalian fauna in the region includes Indian grey mongoose, wild boar, golden jackal and the occasional sloth bear. Reports of leopards have also been known in the surrounding region; and a single grey slender loris has been sighted in the Kalpataru College in 2016. [3] Avifauna includes passerines such as bulbuls, sunbirds and flamebacks and larger birds such as the woolly-necked stork and winter visitors such as bar-headed geese. The peacock is very common in the region.

Education

There are a number of government, aided and private educational institutions which offer courses including in Pre-university courses, degrees, master's degrees and other technical courses. Government Boys College and High school Government Girls College and High School Daffodils Primiry and higher primiry School Nalanda School Tagore Education Society Sri Udaya Bharathi Educational and Charitable Institutions Basaveshwara College of Education, Tiptur Kalpataru vidya samste,Tiptur Kalpataru College of Education, Tiptur SPS DEd College Rangapura, Tiptur Gurukula vidya samste Sree Jagadguru Siddamallarya Teachers Training Institute, Tiptur Sri Basaveshwara DEd College, Tiptur Sri Siddhartha DEd College, Tiptur [ citation needed ]

Economy

Tiptur has an Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market. Auctions are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Farmers from nearby taluks and villages and even as far as Channarayapatna KR Pete Nagamangala BellurCross, Hirisaave, Turuvekere Arsikere ChikkanayakanaHalli Gubbi Kadur Banavara Huliyar towns carry their copra produce to the market for auction. Several copra desiccated powder industries in and around Tiptur export their products to different parts of India and the world. Traders from Tiptur supply copra throughout the world. with this many silk firms is also there where they produce silk sarees. two big garments is there which gives more number of employment for the people. Many small scall industries is also present which countributs to the economy of the city.

Civic administration

The Tiptur City Municipal Council (CMC) comprises 31 wards, with a councillor for each ward. The CMC covers an area of 11.6 km2[ citation needed ]. In the Tiptur CMC, the sex ratio of female personnel is 988, higher than the average in Karnataka state, which is 973.[ citation needed ]. Tiptur city has JMFC court complex. There is 4 hoblis in the tiptur taluk Kasaba, Honnavalli, Nonavinakere, KB cross.

Transport

By road

Tiptur is well connected by road routes. Both KSRTC and private bus service is available connecting with major cities of the State including Bangalore, Shivamogga, Hassan, Chikkamagalur, Tumkur, Davanagere, Ballari, Chitradurga.

By rail

Tiptur has its own two railway station in its limits (Tiptur, Sri Sharadha Nagar) with connections to Bangalore,Shivamogga,Chikkamagalur,hubbli and other places.

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