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Area & Population

Udupi district, according to the Census of 2001, has a geographical area of 3,880 sq.km. Of the total population of 11.12 lakhs, there are 5.33 lakhs males and 5.90 lakhs females. It is interesting to note that there are more females than the males in the district. Udupi has the highest population compared to other taluks of the district ( 5.29 lakhs). Karkala has the least population among the taluks (2.05 lakhs); Kundapur taluk has a population of 3.77 lakhs.The district represents 2.10 per cent of the total population of the State. The density of the population (population for every sq.km) of the district is 311, which is more than that of the State (276). If we consider the population density taluk wise, Udupi taluk has the highest density (572/sq.km) while Karkala represent the least (188/sq.km) density. Kundapur has 242 people for every sq.km. According to the census of 2001, the male and female ratio is 1130:1000 and in the State the figure is 964:1000. There is an increase of population of 6.88 per cent in the district between the period 1991 and 2001.