Dakshin Kannada

Fournationalized banks (Canara, Syndicate, Corporation, & Vijaya Bank) and another leading bank (Karnataka Bank) originated from this region 

Cashew growing and processing is a major activity of this region 

Lumber– the wood related industries is a major activity of this region

Fish processing is also an important industry in the district 

Known as the cradle of India's banking
Well known for Yakshagana, Kambala, Kori-katta and Bootha Kola
Presence of Mangaluru Port

Dakshin Kannada on map of Karnataka

5,493 Crores

Total district GDP (INR)


Contributiion to state GDDP


District per capita income (INR)


Area: 4,859

Rivers: Netravathi, Kumaradhara, Gurupura,Shambhavi, Nandini and Pavanje

Population: 20.89 lakhs

Population density: 430 persons per sq km


Urbanization rate


Literacy rate

Social Infrastructure

Technical Education


University and Higher Education


Primary health centres


Community centres



Dedicated Petrochemcial SEZ with a proposed area of 3,985 acres Proposed oil refinery project with an investment of INR 8,640 crores by MRPRL Ltd* Proposed 455 kms gas pipeline through Chennai- Bengaluru- Mangaluru by Reliance with an investment of INR 6,768 crores

Information Technology

Rise in the presence of IT companies 2 operational, 2 notified and 1 formally approved IT SEZ 29 software technology parks exported USD 181 mn in 2008-09 Proposed to have 40% area for IT workforce


One of the biggest fishing centres with one minor fishing harbor Marine fish production of 90,000 MT; inland fish production of 1,065 MT

Industrial Profile

Six  industrial estates

Five industrial areas

Mangalore Special Economic Zone

One of the biggest fishing centres

Known as the cradle of India banking

Sunrise Sectors


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