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KITTUR: BASIC FACTS

TOTAL POPULATION (1981 CENSUS): 193,432 residents

 

CASTE AND RELIGIOUS BREAKDOWN (as percentage of total population):

HINDUS:

UPPER CASTES:

Brahmins:

Kannada-speaking: 4 percent

Konkani-speaking: 3 percent

Tulu-speaking: less than 1 percent

Bunts: 16 percent

Other upper castes: 1 percent

BACKWARD CASTES:

Hoykas: 24 percent

Miscellaneous backward castes and tribals: 4 percent

DALITS (formerly known as untouchables): 9 percent

MINORITIES:

Muslims:

Sunni: 14 percent

Shia: 1 percent

Ahmadiyya, Bohra, Ismaili: less than 1 percent

Catholics: 14 percent

Protestants (Anglican, Pentecostal, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon): 3 percent

Jains: 1 percent

Other religions (including Parsi, Jewish, Buddhist, Brahmo Samaj, and Bahá’í): less than 1 percent

89 residents declare themselves to be without religion or caste

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