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Tumkur District
ತುಮಕೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ (Tumakuru)
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Tumkur district country side

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Tumkur District
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°20′N 77°06′E / 13.34, 77.1Coordinates: 13°20′N 77°06′E / 13.34, 77.1
Country Flag of India.svg India
State Karnataka
Headquarters Tumakuru
Talukas Tumakuru, Gubbi, Tiptur, Turuvekere, Kunigal, Madhugiri, Pavagada, Koratagere, Chikkanayakanahalli, Sira .
 • Deputy Commissioner R.K.Raju IAS
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 572100
Telephone code + 91 (0) 081
Vehicle registration KA-06

Tumkur district is an administrative district in the state of Karnataka in India. The district headquarters are located at Tumkur. The district occupies an area of 10,598 km² and had a population of 2,584,711, of which 19.62% were urban as of 2001.[1] It is a one and a half hour drive from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka.

It consists chiefly of elevated land intersected by river valleys. A range of hills rising to nearly 4,000 feet (1,200 m) crosses it from north to south, forming the watershed between the systems of the Krishna and the Kaveri. The principal streams are the Jayamangala and the Shimsha. The mineral wealth of Tumkur is considerable; iron is obtained in large quantities from the hillsides; and excellent building-stone is quarried. The slopes of the Devarayanadurga hills are clothed with forests. Wildlife such as leopards, bears and wild boar have been recorded here. Although, tigers have been recorded from these forests as late as 1950s, most recent reports are of stray sightings and need confirmation.[2] The annual rainfall averages 39 inches.


According to the 2011 census Tumkur district has a population of 2,681,449,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[4] or the US state of Nevada.[5] This gives it a ranking of 149th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 253 inhabitants per square kilometre (660 /sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 3.74%.[3] Tumkur has a sex ratio of 979 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 74.32%.[3]

Taluks of TumkurEdit


Tumkur is a good study center from primary education to higher education. It has its own university. Within this town, there are four technology institutions, one medical institution and one dental institution.

Educational institutions in TumkurEdit

  • Siddaganga Group Of Educational Institutions - SIT
  • Sri Siddharatha Group Of Educational Institutions - SSIT, SSMC, SSDC
  • Channabasaveshwara Group Of Educational Institutions - CIT
  • Shreedevi Group Of Educational Institutions -SIET
  • Akshaya Group of Educational Institutions - AIT
  • H.M.S Group Of Educational Institutions - HMSIT
  • Sacred Heart Group Of Educational Institutions
  • St.Joseph's Group Of Educational Institutions
  • Sarvodaya Group Of Educational Institutions
  • Vidyanikethan Group of Institutions
  • Kautilya Academy of Management
  • SRS Group of Institutions

Famous peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ Correspondent, Staff (September 26, 2008). "Search on for tiger in Tumkur district". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Kuwait 2,595,62" 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nevada 2,700,551" 
  6. ^

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