(Last Updated on : 03/02/2009)
Numerous towns and cities have flourished in the heartland of Indian subcontinent. The state of Karnataka too is not an exception. Amongst several towns one can make out the importance of Konnur. In fact Konnur is an example of a panchayat town which is located in the same state of India
In order to know a town one needs to have an idea of its geographical location. Strategically, Konnur is positioned approximately at 16.2° N and 74.75° E. It also rises to a height of 606 meters or 1988 feet above the mean sea level.
No discussion on the characteristic features of a town or city of India becomes complete unless and until one gains familiarity with the demographical scenario of the particular town. For that reason, numerous demographers have been appointed just to conduct surveys in Konnur and prepare reports afterwards. A special mentioning is needed for the Census report of a particular year. It was brought out in the year thus throwing light on important data like literacy condition, population status etc.
The experts have opined that only by knowing these demographical details one can develop an idea about Konnur city's unique traits. According to this census report, Konnur showed population count of 17,978. Out of it, male populace constitutes 51 %. Female population is 49 %. It highlights the fact that in Konnur females are less in number than males. Children who are below six years of age constitutes 13 % of the total population of Konnur.
Emphasis on literacy condition of Konnur too has been done in the aforesaid repot. Since average literacy rate of Konnur is 60 % which is even higher than 59.5 % , India's average literacy rate , it led one to come to the derivation that Konnur is a developed city. Moreover from the report, it has been seen that a gap exists between male and literacy rate . Thus rate of male literacy is 70%, and female literacy rate is as low as 49 %. Information of status of children of Konnur is also depicted.