ABOUT KODAGU

Kodagu (Coorg), the thickly wooded grandeur on the Western Ghats, is the most beautiful hill station of Karnataka. It occupies an area of 4,102 square kilometres (1,584 sq mi) in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka.As of 2001, the population was 548,561, 13.74% of which resided in the district’s urban centres, making it the least populous of the 30 districts in Karnataka. Kodagu is well known in the world for coffee and its “brave warriors”. Madikeri is the headquarters of Kodagu. Kodagu is home to the native speakers of Kodava language.

Much of Kodagu is used for agriculture. Characteristically and historically, paddy fields are found on the valley floors, with Coffee and pepper agro-forestry in the surrounding hills mainly near Madikeri. The most common plantation crop is coffee, especially Coffe robusta variety. Kodagu is the second coffee production region in India, after the Baba Budangiri hills in Chikkamagaluru district. Coffee revenue helped Kodagu to become one the richest districts in India.

Kodagu is considered rich with wildlife and has three wildlife sanctuaries and one national park: the Brahmagiri, Talakaveri, and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuaries, and the Nagarhole National Park, also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park.Read More

B.S. Yediyurappa
B.S. Yediyurappa Chief MInister of Karnataka
Annies Kanmani Joy
Smt.Annies Kanmani Joy. IAS Deputy Commissioner

DISTRICT SUMMARY

  • Lok Sabha members: 1
  • Vidhan Sabha Members: 2
  • Vidhan Parishat members: 4
  • Zilla Panchayat members: 29
  • Taluka Panchayat members: 50
  • Gram Panchayat members: 1260