(Last Updated on : 07-02-2009)
In the state of Karnataka, quite a handful of towns and cities have developed over the years. Amongst them one can easily distinguish this Kunigal town of having immense significance. It has its location in the district of Tumkur of the same state of Karnataka. It has gained the status of being the 'headquarters of Kunigal taluk'. Kunigal lies near about seventy five km northeastern part of Bangalore.
The strategic location of this Kunigal town is significant. Lying approximately between
13.02° N and 77.03° E, it rises near about 773 metres or 2536 feet above the mean sea level. This Kunigal town is on the NH 48, which establishes connection with places like Nelamangala and Mangalore.
No discussion about any place or town becomes complete unless and until one gets a complete picture about the demography of that particular place. To throw some light about the demography of the Kunigal town also it becomes imperative that several demographers have worked hard and thus conducted numerous surveys and research works. As a result of their diligent work, they have been able to analyze several reports that are related to Kunigal's demography. Amongst them the census report that has been published in the year 2001 is significant.
According to this report, the Kunigal town had a total population, which showed a count of 30,291. By going deep into this report one can also get acquainted with the status of males, females and also that of children. Thus the male population comprises of 51 percent, while the population of females constitute of 49 percent. Thus from it one can draw the conclusion that female population is less than that of males. In Kunigal, children below the six years of age constitutes of 12 percent of the total population.
Literacy rate is vital in the sense that one can decipher the development and growth of town or place on the basis of this information. What is interesting to note that the average literacy rate of Kunigal town is higher than that of the entire nation, which has been measured to be 59.5 percent. 69 percent is the average literacy rate of Kunigal. Individual data about the female and male literacy rates too can be inferred from this report. In other words the male literacy rate is 74 percent. In comparison, rate of female literacy is less than that of males. 64 percent is the female literacy rate.
To fulfill the thirst of the tourists who visit the place in large groups many tourist locales have developed over the years. Primary attraction is Kunigal stud farm. In the whole of the Indian subcontinent it is the ancient most stud farm. Few places also have developed in the neighborhood. For example, the consecrate seat of God Siddalingeswara is located in Yediyur which is eighteen kilometers from Kunigal. The reservoir, Markonahalli dam, has been constructed near Shimsha, which is also located in the same distance. According other source also, a consecrated site of Jain has been found here. It is built in devotion of Bhagvan Parshwanatha.
Deepambudhi Lake is the name of an ancient lake, located almost twenty km from Kunigal.
For managing traffic, the Kunigal town has maintained connection with other places as well. Airport in Bangalore and also the Tumkur Railway Station lie in close vicinity.