A glance at Dakshina Kannada district and Mangalore taluk

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Statistics of Mangalore taluk (As per the 1991 census)
Area
  • The area of Mangalore taluk encompasses 834 Sq. Kms.
Population
  • The male population is 3,72,313 and female population is 3,87,392 totaling to 7,59,705.
  • Among the total population, 3,03,396 belong to the rural area and 4,56,309 reside in the urban area, 2,82,297 are workers and 3,81,475 are non-workers.
  • The denstity of population per sq. km is 910 with a growth rate of 20.06% during the period of 1971-1981.
  • The sex ratio i.e. number of females per 1000 males is 1041!
Literacy
  • Total number of literates are 5,40,818. The literacy rate is published as 82.21 which is quite impressive.
  • Among them 2,54,818 are women with the published literacy rate of 75.45% and 2,86,000 are men with the pulished literacy rate of 89.34%
  • 1,97,751 are from the rural areas with the pulished literacy rate of 76.38% and 3,43,067 are from the urban areas with the pulished literacy rate of 85.99%.
  • Total number of students attending primary schools are 1,13,102, highschools are 36,856, leading to a staggering drop rate of approximately 67.41%, pre-university colleges are 12,579 with a drop rate of approximately 65.87%. The total number of students attending degree colleges are 20,888. The increase in the number of students can be attributed to the students who come from all over India to Mangalore and proximity to acquire their graduation from the best of the educational institutions in the country.
Other details
  • Normal rainfall in the area is 3427 m.m and actual rainfall in the year 1998 was 4001 m.m.
  • By the end of mid 1999 total number of motor vehicles (cars, buses, jeeps, lorries, autorickshaws etc.) were 98,586.
  • Ground water level below ground level (in meters) is a maximum of 14.80 and minimum of 0.05. The availability of ground water is 7525 hectares i.e. 18,142.7 acres.
  • There is one city library and 14 branches in the taluk
Number of schools and colleges
  • Primary schools - 457
  • High schools - 143
  • Pre- University Colleges in Mangalore University - 80
  • Total number of degree colleges in Mangalore University - 60
Number of colleges in Mangalore University
  • B.Ed - 4
  • Medical Colleges - 4
  • Engineering colleges - 4
  • Law colleges - 5
  • Hotel management - 8
  • Dental colleges - 4
  • Nursing colleges - 12
  • Pharmacy Colleges - 3
  • Naturopathy and Yogic Science Colleges - 2
  • Homeopathy colleges - 2
  • Ayurvedic Colleges - 2
  • Physiotherapy Colleges - 10

Statistics of Dakshina Kannada district

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