Udupi district consists of three taluks: Udipi, Karkala and Kundapura. The administrative headquarters of Udupi district is Udupi town. The district has a population of 11,12,000. Udupi is also one of oldest Educational Centres. Manipal near Udupi is a world famous centre for professional education. Udupi has a literacy rate of 92%, high compared to other districts of Karnataka. Malpe is a famous fishing harbour of Udupi district. Udupi town is famous for being the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya and Sri Krishna Temple. St. Mary’s Island is a well known tourist attraction.
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Uttara Kannada District:
Uttar Kannada District has an area of 10,250 square kilometres (3,960 sq mi) and population of 13,53,000 with density of 132 /km2 (342 /sq mi). The town of Karwar is the administrative headquarters of the district. The main geographic feature of the district is the Western Ghats or Sahyadri range, which runs from north to south through the district. Four principal rivers drain westwards from the crest of the Sahyadris to the sea; from north to south they are the Kali, Gungawali, Aghanashini and Sharavati. The district's high rainfall supports lush forests, which cover approximately 70% of the district.
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