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Manipal

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Manipal is a suburb within the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India and is administered by the Udupi City Municipality. It is located on the rocky hinterland of Coastal Karnataka, about 63km north of Mangalore and 8km east of the Arabian Sea. From its location on a plateau, it commands a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats to the east.Home to the Manipal University, the town attracts over twenty five thousand students every year. It is one of the most cosmopolitan towns of India, attracting students and faculty from around 60 countries. It is called the campus town by the locals.Manipal is also the international headquarters of the Syndicate Bank. A regional information technology hub, Manipal has one of the highest densities of mobile phone users in India.LocationSituated 5km east from the temple city of Udupi and 65km north of Mangalore, Manipal was previously part of the Shivalli village panchayat. The name is derived from "mann" and "palla", anglicised to Manipal. Mann means "mud" and palla means "lake" in Tulu language. This lake, roughly a 400m diameter circle, after which Manipal is named, is located in the middle of the town, and used to offer boating facilities.
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