SPOKES: Ajjipura, Kanchalli, Pudduramapura, Manchapura, Palanimedu, Kempayyana hatti, Gangandoddi, Dommanagadde, Kuratti hosuru
Kollegal Taluka of Chamarajanagar district has total population of 357,853 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 181,388 are males while 176,465 are females. In 2011 there were total 84,685 families residing in Kollegal Taluka. The Average Sex Ratio of Kollegal Taluka is 973. As per Census 2011 out of total population, 19.1 per cent people lives in Urban areas while 80.9 per cent lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 80.4 per cent while that in the rural areas is 59.6 per cent. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Kollegal Taluka is 997 while that of Rural areas is 967. The population of children of age 0-6 years in Kollegal Taluka is 36771 which is 10 per cent of the total population. As per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Kollegal Taluka is 948 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (973) of Kollegal Taluka. The total literacy rate of Kollegal Taluka is 63.63 per cent which is far lower than national average of 74.04 per cent. The male literacy rate is 62.71 per cent and the female literacy rate is 51.33 per cent in Kollegal Taluka. People in Kollegal speak a variation of Kannada distinct from that spoken in Mysuru and Bengaluru. It has an average elevation of 588 m (1,929 ft.). Since the town is on the foothills of the Western Ghats, it is home to a mixed topography. 76.2 per cent of workers describe their work as main work (employment or earning more than 6 Months) while 23.8 per cent were involved in marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 172,731 workers engaged in main work, 38,809 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 46,973 were agricultural laborers.
Kollegal is the name derived from the names of two hermits namely ‘Kauhala’ and ‘Galava’ who were believed to be instrumental in the development of Kollegal. It is one of the major taluks in the Chamrajnagar District of Karnataka State in the south of India. It is also the largest taluk in Karnataka, and remains well known for its silk industry which attracts traders from all over the state. Kollegal is famous for its handloom silk saree industry. Kollegal serves as a center for pre-university education in the region and is a thriving region for aspiring nurses.