(Last Updated on : 03-02-2009)
Following the tradition of the Indian Territory as a whole, in the state of Karnataka also there is no paucity of towns and cities. Kushtagi is significant and thus draws admiration of quite a number of people. Kushtagi is an example of a panchayat town and is located in the district of Koppal of Karnataka state, near about forty-eight km north of Koppal.
The strategic location of Kushtagi is significant. It has its location approximately between 15.77° N 76.2° E. It rises to a height of 639 meters or 2096 feet above the mean sea level.
No discussion about any place or district becomes incomplete unless and until one gets first hand knowledge about the demographical scenario. In order to enlighten people with information about Kushtagi town's demography, several demographers have conducted numerous surveys and research works over the years. It would be wrong if one does not mention about Census report of a particular year. It was issued forth in the year 2001. Data about Kushtagi town like population status, literacy rate etc can be acquired if one gives a through reading of this report. As per the record, the total population of Kushtagi showed a counting of 21,180.
The status of males, females as well as children is being incorporated in the report. After consulting the report the experts have come to a conclusion that the number of males in the town of Kushtagi is more than that of females. In other words, male populace constitutes of 51 percent while the population of female is 49 percent. In Kushtagi town, children below six years of age constitutes of 14 percent of the total population.
Literacy rate too acts as important information about Kushtagi. 64 percent is the average literacy rate of Kushtagi and it is higher than that of India, which has been measured to be 59.5 percent. Out of it, rate of male literacy constitutes of 73 percent. In comparison rate of female literacy constitutes of 55 percent only. Several towns like Tawargeri, Hanamsagar Yelburga and Dotihal, are situated in nearby areas.
The primary attraction includes a special fair, namely 'Fair of Umachandramauleshwar,' Each and every year this fair is feted at Mudanur (Mudenooru), a place adjoining to Kushtagi. Female folks play an important role. Also in the neighborhood of Kushtagi there is a village called Pura. It is being revered for the temples that are found here.
For facilitating easy commuting and transportation, the Kushtagi town has been connected by rails, highways as well as air. Hubli Airport and Koppal Railway Station lie in its vicinity. Also State Highway 30 and National Highway 13 run via Kushtagi town.