A glance at Dakshina Kannada district and Mangalore taluk

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Statistics of Dakshina Kannada district
  • The area of D.K. district encompasses 4866 Sq. Kms.
  • The male population is 8,19,847 and female population is 8,36,318 totaling to 16,56,165.
  • Among the total population, 11,22,723 belong to the rural area and 5,33,442 reside in the urban area, 6,78,981 are workers and 8,57,976 are non-workers.
  • The denstity of population per sq. km is 340 with a growth rate of 22.72% during the period of 1971-1981.
  • The sex ratio i.e. number of females per 1000 males is 1020!
  • Total number of literates are 10,90,224, with the pulished literacy rate of 76.74%
  • Among them 4,96,234 are women with the pulished literacy rate of 68.84% and 5,93,990 are men with the pulished literacy rate of 84.88%
  • 6,94,267 are from the rural areas with the published literacy rate of 72.65% and 3,95,957are from the urban areas with the pulished literacy rate of 85.14%.
  • Total number of students attending primary schools are 2,81,409, highschools are 73,457, leading to a staggering drop rate of 73.9%!!, pre-university colleges are 22,419 with a drop rate of 69.48% and degree colleges are 31744
Other details
  • Normal rainfall in the area is 4030 m.m and actual rainfall in the year 1998 was 4289 m.m.
  • By the end of mid 1999 total number of motor vehicles (cars, buses, jeeps, lorries, autorickshaws etc.) were 1,38,363.
  • The availability of ground water is 22,793 hectares i.e. 54,954 acres.
  • There is one city library and 21 branches in the district.

Statistics of Mangalore taluk

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