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Tiptur is a Taluk and sub-divisional headquarters in Tumkur District,Karnataka. It is situated along Bangalore-Honnavar National Highway No. 206 at a distance of 142 km from the state capital Bangalore.It has a population of 59,543 of which 29,949 are males while 29,594 are femalesas per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 5911 which is 9.93 % of total population of Tiptur (CMC). In Tiptur City Municipal Council, Female Sex Ratio is of 988 against state average of 973. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Tiptur is around 947 compared to Karnataka state average of 948. Literacy rate of Tiptur city is 88.30 % higher than state average of 75.36 %. In Tiptur, Male literacy is around 91.72 % while female literacy rate is 84.86 %.The City Municipal Council (CMC) has 31 wards and equal number of councilors. Tiptur City Municipal Council (CMC) stretches to an area of 11.6 km2. Tiptur city is famous for coconut and it is having one of the biggest Copra market in Karnataka. Tiptur is the most improved taluk in Tumkur district.Tiptur Religion Data 2011Hindu 80.06%Muslim 14.89%Christian 0.67%Sikh 0.04%Buddhist 0.05%Jain 0.48%Not Stated 0.81%HistoryTiptur has supposedly got its name from the word 'Tipatala' which means dried coconut/copra. it is an appropriate name to the town given that the surrounding region is employed in the commercial production of dried coconut/copra in a very large scale. Tiptur was historically a part of Honnavalli, a village headquarter 10 miles north west of Tiptur in Tumkur District. Honnavalli was the taluk headquarters until 1886. The history of the village dates back to eleventh century. It was built by Someswara Raaya, who belonged to the Harnahalli Nayak family. The legend goes that 'Honnu Amma', the family deity of the Paalegaar, appeared in a dream and directed him to build a model village in her name. Even today 'Honnavalli Amma' is the village goddess.Tiptur is in Tumkur District. Plan my day in India using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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