Belthangady is a town panchayat and the headquarters of Belthangady taluk of the Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) district of Karnataka state in India. The Town Panchayath Belthangady was established on 09/01/1996. The total extent of area of this Town Panchayath is 8.84sq/km and the population as per 2011 Census is 7,746. The town Panchayath consists of 11 wards. After the conclusion of the rule of Administrator a fresh election was conducted to the said Town Panchayath on 28/09/2007.Belthangady Town Panchayath is a class V located in Belthangady Taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. Belthangady TP has a total population of 7,746 as per census 2011. It is one of the least populated urban centre in the district. The total town area is 8.87sq.km consisting of 11 wards. It was formed in 1975. It is considered as an important trade center for agricultural products like areca, cashewnut, coconut and rubber. It is centre for various religious pilgrimages and tourist locations in the district. Belthangady Town Panchayath is located in Belthangady Taluk in Dakshina Kannada District. It is 60 km east of Mangalore and the least urbanized Taluk in the district. Belthangady is located at 13.98 N Latitude and 75.3 E Longitude. It is situated at an average elevation of 685m from MSL. The town is located in the Northern part of the district and adjacent to the Chikmagalur district. It is at a distance of 57 km from the district headquarters Mangalore. The nearest urban centre is Ujire which is at 5 km from the town. The other urban centre like Guruvayanakere, Dharmasthala, Madanthyar, Bantwal and Moodbidri are located at a distance of 5 km, 15 km, 12 km, 35 km and 62 km respectively. The major roads passing through the town connecting to Mangalore and Chikmagalur via Bantwal and Belthangady. The other major road passing through the town are Udupi to Subramanya, Karkala to Dharmasthala, Chikmagalur to Mangalore and Puttur to Dharmasthala. The town does not have direct rail linkage. The nearest railway station is Bantwal located about 35 km from the town. The nearest airport is at Mangalore which is at a distance of 65 km from the town. Wikipedia
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