Sira, Karnataka

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Sira
City
Sira is located in Karnataka
Sira
Sira
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°44′42″N 76°54′32″E / 13.745°N 76.909°E / 13.745; 76.909
SIRA INDIA Latitude and Longitude:

13°44′42″N 76°54′32″E / 13.745°N 76.909°E / 13.745; 76.909
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Tumakuru
Government
 • BodyCity Municipality Council
Area
 • Total17.47 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Elevation
661 m (2,169 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total57,554
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 ( IST)
PIN
572 137
Telephone code08135
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-64
Website karnataka.gov.in

Sira( ಶಿರಾ/ಸಿರಾ) is a city and taluk headquarters of Sira Taluk of Tumakuru district in the state of Karnataka, India. It lies on the AH 47, NH 48 (earlier NH 4).

Geography

Sira is located at 13°45′N 76°55′E / 13.75°N 76.91°E / 13.75; 76.91. [1] It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2171 feet).

Demographics

Religions in Sira (2011) [2]
Religion Percent
Hindu
58.98%
Muslim
40.73%
Others†
0.26%
Not Stated
0.03%

As of 2011 India census, [2] Sira had a population of 57,554. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Literacy rate of Sira city is 83.77% higher than state average of 75.36%. In Sira, Male literacy is around 87.47% while female literacy rate is 79.99%. In Sira, 11.68% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Sites of Importance

Notable people

See also

References

External links

  • Sira city
  • [1] Benjamin Rice, Lewis, Mysore: A Gazetteer Compiled for the Government, Volume I, Mysore In General, 1897a, Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company. Pp. xix, 834
  • [2] Archaeological Survey of India, Bangalore circle, List showing protected monuments (For Sira, see Sl. No: 198 & 199)
  • [3] Plea to protect fort in Sira (Story in Deccan Herald, Bangalore, 19 May 2008)