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Hunsur is a town in Mysuru district in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Geography
Hunsur is located at 12.31° N 76.29°. It has an average elevation of 792 metres (2598 feet). The river Lakshmana Thirtha flows though the middle of this town and two bridges connect the two sides. Administratively, this is the administrative center of Hunsur taluk, which is part of Mysuru District. Historically, this town used to be called ' Gaadi Palya', meaning 'a resting station for bullock carts' ( before the age of automobiles ), probably en route to Mysuru, the nearest city 45 km away.



Demographics
As of 2001 India census, Hunsur had a population of 43,893. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hunsur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. In Hunsur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. There several educational institutions, including the Government First Grade College, which was established through the efforts of the then chief minister of Karnataka State Sri. D. Devaraja Urs . This is a small and otherwise unremarkable town whose main claim to fame was that one of the famous chief minister of Karnataka State Sri. D.Devaraja Urs hailed from this constituency. Travellers to the wildlife sanctuary Nagarahole do have to transit through this town, as well as traffic towards Coorg. It is also well known for timber trade, especially teak. There is a plywood manufacturing factory called Hunsur Plywoods. Hunsur Teak is world famous for its high quality and long durability; Other important trade activity is tobacco growing and tobacco auctions. Consolidated Coffee Curing Works employs a large number of labour in coffee bean processing.
 

For Furthur Details about Hunsur Taluk Contact : Tahsildar , Hunsur Taluk , Hunsur . Phone : 08222 252040