Afzalpur


Afzalpur

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Afzalpur / ಅಫ್ಜಲಪುರ| type = city | latd = 17.2 | longd = 76.35
locator_position = right | state_name = Karnataka
district = Gulbarga
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leader_name =
altitude = 408
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 19,114| population_density = 6371.33
area_magnitude= sq. km
area_total = 3
area_telephone = 08470
postal_code = 585301
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Afzalpur ( _kn. ಅಫ್ಜಲಪುರ) is a panchayat town in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also the headquarters of the Afzalpur taluk.

Geography

Afzalpur is located at coord|17.2|N|76.35|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/19/Afzalpur.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Afzalpur] ] It has an average elevation of 408 metres (1338 feet). The town is spread over an area of 3 sq. km. The area of major towns in Karnataka has been mentioned in the webpage [http://municipaladmn.kar.nic.in/AreapopE.htm Population of Corporation/CMC/TMC/TP] belonging to the Municipal Administration Department of the Government of Karnataka]

Afzalpur Taluk borders Aland taluk of Gulbarga district to the north, Gulbarga taluk of Gulbarga district to the east, Jevargi taluk of Gulbarga district and Sindgi taluk of Bijapur district to the south, Indi Taluk of Bijapur district to the west and Akalkot Taluk of Solapur district of Maharashtra to the north-west.

Bhima and Amarga rivers flow through this taluk.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Afzalpur had a population of 19,114. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Afzalpur has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places to see

* Afzal Khan Mosque in Afzalpur
* Evathahalli and Udehan are pre-historic sites in Afzalpur Taluk
* Marjee Peer Darga at the confluence of Bhima and Amarga rivers.

References

Gattarga, a famous village in Afzalpur Taluq because Baggyavanthi Temple situated 14 km away from Afzalpur Dattatreay Devastan in village called Ganagapur.


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