(Last Updated on : 25/11/2015)
Ramanagara district is the one of the 30 districts of the Indian state of Karnataka
. Ramanagara city serves as the administrative headquarters of this district. On 23 August 2007 Ramanagara district was carved out of the erstwhile Bangalore Rural district comprising the erstwhile Channapatna, Kanakapura, Ramanagara and Magadi taluks of the undivided district. Ramanagara district is part of Bangalore Division.
Geography of Ramanagara District
Ramanagara is located approximately 50 km southwest of Bengaluru
. It has an average elevation of 747 metres. Ramanagara is a popular place for trekking and rock climbing. There are many famous places for rock climbing like Savandurga, Ramadevarabetta, SRS betta and Thenginkalbetta.
Demography of Ramanagara District
According to the 2011 census Ramanagara district has a population of 1,082,739. The district has a population density of 303 inhabitants per square kilometre. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.06 %. Ramanagara has a sex ratio of 976 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 69.2 %.
Economy of Ramanagara District
Ramanagara has a very famous silk market that is also one of the biggest in India. It is for this reason that the district is also known as Silktown. The Bidadi industrial area has been established in Ramanagara district that the manufacturing units of Toyota and Coca-Cola, and a 1400 MW combined cycle gas-based power plant.
Landscape of Ramanagara District
The region has several tall granitic hills which are famous for many short rock climbs. It houses some of the world's oldest granite outcrops. Some of the interesting climbs are on the Wanakkal wall on the Rainbow, on Anna-Thamma.
Another well known hill is Ramadevarabetta. It has been the shooting locations for David Lean's A Passage to India. In this region the path-breaking Hindi movie, Sholay
, was shot. Other famous hills in the region include the Revanasideshwara hill and Handigundi.
The region is enclosed in scrub forest and is home to threatened bird species such as the Yellow-throated Bulbul and Long-billed Vultures. The hill is today one of the few locations in south India where Long-billed Vultures nest. The region also provides shelter to numerous sloth bears.