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Dakshina Kannada, also known as South Kanara, or South Canara), is a coastal district in the state of Karnataka in India. It is bordered by Udupi District to the north, Chikkamagaluru district to the northeast, Hassan District to the east, Kodagu to the southeast, and Kasaragod District in Kerala to the south. The Arabian Sea bounds it on the west. Mangalore is the headquarters and chief city of the district. Dakshina Kannada district has an area 4,866 square kilometres, and a population density of 390 persons per square kilometre. There are 354 villages in the district.

The district is divided into five talukas, Mangalore, Bantwal, Puttur, Sullia, and Belthangady. It used to include three northern talukas, Udupi, Kundapur and Karkal, but these were separated in August 1997 to form Udupi district. Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasaragod taluk are often called Tulu Nadu, as Tulu is the majority language in the region. The Alupas who ruled this region between the 8th and 14th century CE as a feudatory of all the major Kannada empires of those times and it is for this reason that the Tulu speaking districts are a part of Karnataka state.

Important towns in Dakshina Kannada include Mangalore, Bantwal,Vittal, Puttur, Sullia, Moodabidri, Kadaba, Surathkal, Mulki and Dharmasthala.
How To Reach :
By Road/Bus : Mangalore, the district head quarters of Dakshina Kannada, is well connected by good road network.. NH17 passes all along the coast of Dakshina Kannada District(Mangalore) connecting Goa and Mumbai on one side(north) and Kochin(Kerala) on the other side(south). NH48 connects Mangalore to the State capital Bangalore.
By Plane/Air : Dakshina Kannada district is also connected by Air. It has an airport at Bajpe in Mangalore. The Mangalore (Bajpe) Airport is just 18 Kms away from the heart of the city.
By Train/Rail : Mangalore, the district head quarters of Dakshina Kannada, is well connected by Railways. Konkan Railway route passes through the district(Mangalore) connecting major cities of India. The 2 Major Railway stations are - Mangalore City Railway Station(in the heart of the city) and Kankanady Railway Station(5 Kms away from the heart of the city).

 

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17 Apr 2014 Mostly Clear 25 32
18 Apr 2014 Partly Cloudy 26 33

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