<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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(ಸಕಲೇಶಪುರ) in Kannada
is a taluk and hill station town in Hassan district
in the South Indian state
The town is in Western Ghats
). It has a temperate climate. Coffee, Cardmom, pepper grown in surrounding villages are brought to Sakleshpura for sale. The town lies on National Highway 48 (NH-48
) which connects port city of Mangalore
with capital city Bangalore
of Karnataka state.
Sakaleshpur is located at . It has an average elevation of 949 metres (3113 feet
). Hemavathi river flows in Sakleshpura town
Sakaleshpur receives very heavy rainfall from the southwest monsoon
, Sakleshpur had a population of 23,201. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sakleshpur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 69%. In Sakleshpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The name Shakala is a Sanskrit word means "Bhinnavada" or "Birukada". In the past a Shivalinga found in this town which was broken. The linga was called as Shakaleshwara which since then became Sakaleshwara in the tongue of the local people. A temple was also built at the entrance of the town. Later, the town was also called as Sakaleshapura.
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