52 Facts About Mangalore


Mangalore, officially known as Mangaluru, is a major port city of the Indian state of Karnataka.

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Mangalore is the state's only city to have all four modes of transport—air, road, rail and sea.

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Mangalore has been ruled by several major powers, including the Kadambas, Alupas, Vijayanagar Empire, Keladi Nayaks, and the Portuguese.

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Mangalore remained part of the Madras Presidency until India's independence in 1947 and was unified with Mysore State in 1956.

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Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district, and is a commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, and startup hub.

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Mangalore has a tropical monsoon climate and is under the influence of the southwest monsoon.

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In 2017, Mangalore was ranked the 48th best city in the world to live in by a US survey, and the only Indian city in the top 50.

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Mangalore have its own International Airport Which is around 15 km from the city.

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Mangalore was named after the deity Mangaladevi, the presiding deity of the Mangaladevi Temple or a synonym of Tara Bhagvati of the Vajrayana Buddhist sect.

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Mangalore's arrived in the area with Matsyendranath but had to settle near Bolar in Mangalore because she fell ill on the way.

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Mangalore was an important centre of Indian Ocean trade on Malabar coast in earlier times.

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In Konkani, Mangalore is referred to as Kodiyal, while the Beary name for the city is Maikala.

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Mangalore is considered the heart of a distinct multi-linguistic cultural region, the homeland of the Tulu-speaking people.

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An Old Malayalam inscription, dated to 1075 CE, mentioning king Kunda Alupa, the ruler of Alupa dynasty of Mangalore, can be found at Ezhimala near Cannanore, in the North Malabar region of Kerala.

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In 1498, European influence in Mangalore began when the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed at the nearby St Mary's Islands, just after his arrival at Koyilandy, Kozhikode.

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The governor of Mangalore acted as the governor of the Keladi army in his province.

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In 1763, Hyder Ali, the de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, conquered Mangalore, which was brought under his administration until 1767.

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Francis Buchanan, a Scottish physician who visited Mangalore in 1801, said the city was a prosperous port with plentiful trade.

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When Canara was split into North Canara and South Canara in 1859, Mangalore became the headquarters of South Canara, which remained under Madras Presidency while in 1862, North Canara was transferred to the Bombay Presidency.

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Mangalore was linked to the Southern Railway in 1907 and the subsequent proliferation of motor vehicles in India further increased trade and communication between the city and the rest of the country.

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Mangalore was a major source of educated workers to Bombay, Bangalore and the Middle East by the early 20th century.

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States Reorganisation Act led to Mangalore being incorporated into the newly created Mysore State, which was later renamed Karnataka.

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Mangalore is the seventh-largest port of India, giving the state access to the Arabian Sea coastline.

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Mangalore is located on the western coast of India at in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka state.

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Mangalore is bounded by the Arabian Sea to its west and by the Western Ghats to its east.

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Under the Koppen climate classification, Mangalore has a tropical monsoon climate and is under the direct influence of the Arabian Sea branch of the southwest monsoon.

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Imports through New Mangalore port include crude oil, edible oil, liquefied petroleum gas, and timber.

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Mangalore is the headquarters of Corporation Bank and Karnataka Bank.

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Old Mangalore Port is a fishing port located at Bunder, Mangalore, where a large number of mechanised boats anchor.

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The Albuquerque tile factory in Mangalore is one of India's oldest red-roof-tile manufacturing factories.

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Mangalore has one of the highest percentage of Muslims in Karnataka cities.

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The Masjid Zeenath Baksh at Mangalore is one of the oldest mosques in Indian subcontinent.

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Mangalore is a multi-lingual city where several prominent regional languages such as Tulu, Konkani, Kannada and Beary are spoken.

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Tulu is a predominant language in Mangalore, Kannada is the administrative language of Mangalore, but the city is multi-cultural.

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Until the Delimitation commission's revision of the Lok Sabha and the legislative constituencies, Mangalore contributed two members to the Lok Sabha; one for the southern part of the city that fell under the Mangalore Lok Sabha constituency and another for the northern part of the city that fell under the Udupi Lok Sabha constituency.

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Mangalore is the headquarters of the Western Range Police, which covers the western districts of Karnataka and is headed by an Inspector General of Police .

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Wenlock Hospital, a teaching hospital of KMC Mangalore has around 1000 beds and caters to the healthcare needs of the neighboring districts.

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Mangalore is a hub for medical tourism and receives patients from foreign countries.

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In Mangalore, electricity is regulated by the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited and distributed through Mangalore Electricity Supply Company .

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The distribution and rehabilitation of the drinking water in Mangalore are handled by the French company Suez Environnement.

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Mangalore is the headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada Telecom District, the second largest telecom district in Karnataka.

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Schools and colleges in Mangalore are either government-run or are run by private trusts and individuals.

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Mangalore is the only city in Karnataka to have all modes of transport—air, road, rail and sea.

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Bus services from Mangalore are operated by the Dakshina Kannada Bus Operators' Association and Canara Bus Operators Association .

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Rail connectivity in Mangalore was established in 1907; the city was the starting point of India's longest rail route.

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Mangalore is connected to Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Bhatkal, Karwar, Surat, Ajmer and Margao through the Konkan Railway.

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Mangalore Harbour has shipping, storage and logistical services while New Mangalore Port handles dry, bulk and fluid cargoes, and is equipped to handle petroleum oil lubricants, crude products and LPG containers.

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Since Mangalore is a coastal city, fish forms the staple diet of most people.

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Mangalore is home to the Tulu film industry, which releases one film per month on average.

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Mangalore United is a Karnataka Premier League franchise owned by Fiza Developers.

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Mangalore Premier League is a cricket tournament organised by Karnataka Regional Cricket Academy.

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Mangalore is the headquarters of South Kanara District Chess Association, which has hosted two All India Open Chess tournaments.

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