Geography of Hassan
Hassan district is exactly located between 12° 13´ and 13° 33´ North latitudes and 75° 33´ and 76°38´ East longitude. The longest part of Hassan district runs about 129 kms from south to north, and the widest part extends about 116 kms from east to west. Hassan district is divided into 8 taluks, 38 hoblies & 2369 villages, covering a total area of 6826.15 Sq. Kms.
Demography of Hassan
The district is divided into 8 Taluks or blocks namely Alur, Hassan, Channarayapatna, Belur, Arkalgud, Holenarasipura, Arsikere, and Sakaleshpura. There are 258 numbers of Gram Panchayats and 2559 of Villages.
As per last official Census of 2011, the total population Hassan was around 17, 76,421, of which male and female were 883,667 and 892,754 respectively. The population growth rate has been calculated as 9.66%. There has been a change of 3.18% in the population growth as compared to population on 2001.
As per the provisional data released by Census India 2011, the population density of Hassan district is 261 people per sq. km.
Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio of Hassan
Topography of Hassan District
(1) Southern Malnad: Western and North-Eastern parts of the Belur taluk, Western and Central parts of Alur taluk and the entire Sakaleshapura taluk.
(2) Semi-Malnad: The Central parts of the Arkalgud taluk, the Western portion of the Hassan taluk, the Eastern portion of the Alur taluk, the Central and Eastern parts of the Belur taluk and the Western parts of the Arasikere taluk.
(3) Southern Maidan: The entire Holenarasipura and Channarayapatna taluks, Arasikere and Hassan's taluk's eastern parts and the South-Eastern portions of the Arkalgud taluk. The southern malnad is a forest-clad hilly region with heavy rainfall.
Rivers of Hassan
Hemavathi is the main river flowing through the district. The river flows from the western ghats, while south eastern part is along the bed of river Kaveri. Hemavathi passes in a southerly direction through Holenarsipur Taluq and joins with the Kaveri river near Hampapura, situated at border of Hassan district.
Climate of Hassan
- Summer Season: Relatively warm, with temperature varying between 33 degree Celsius to 18 degree Celsius
- Monsoon Season: Rainfall is heavy in this region with an average downpour of approximately 700 mm.
- Winter Season: Pleasant weather with temperatures ranging between 33°C max and 14°C min. The district emulates the typical tropical savannah climate and hence is mostly dry.