<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a town and the headquarters of Siddapura taluk
(administrative division) in Uttara Kannada
(North Canara) district of the state of Karnataka
in southern India
. It is nestled among the Western Ghats
of Karnataka. Areca nut
cultivation is the primary occupation of the people of this taluk.
, Siddapur had a population of 14,049. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Siddapur has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 72%. In Siddapur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kannada is the most widely spoken language.
Mostly Gaud Saraswats
, namadharis, Daivajnas
, and Muslims
inhabited the town of Siddapur.
Economy and occupations
The main occupation of the residents of Siddapura is agriculture
. Supari (Arecanut
) is the primary business of the people. Other than arecanut, commodities like paddy, coffee, pineapple, cardamom, coconut, pepper and vanilla are also grown.