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Mangalore (Tulu: Kudla, ಕುಡ್ಲ; Kannada: ಮಂಗಳೂರು, Mangalūru; Konkani: Kodial, ಕೊಡಿಯಾಲ್; Beary: Maikala, ಮೈಕಾಲ) is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bound by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district in southwestern Karnataka.


A Panoramic view of Mangalore

Mangalore is an important city in Karnataka and is situated on the west coast. After integration the city is developing fast in all directions viz. in the field of education, industry and commerce. The city is located in the confluence of Nethravathi and Gurupura rivers. It is bound in the east by the Western Ghats and in the west by the Arabian Sea. Three National Highways viz., NH-17 linking Panvel and Kanyakumari, NH-48 linking Mangalore and Bangalore, NH-13 linking Mangalore and Solapur pass through the city. A domestic Airport is located at Bajpe, which is 15 km from city connecting it to Mumbai and Bangalore.The name Mangalore is the anglicised version of Mangaluru, the name for the city in the local Kannada language. The Malayalam language variant of the same is Mangalapuram. One of the earliest references to this name is made by Pandya King Chettian, who called the city as Managalapuram in 715 AD. Yet another historical reference is by the 11th century Arabian traveler Ibn Batuta, whose chronicles refer to Mangalore as Manjarur. This variation in spelling is attributed to the pronunciation gap between and Arabic and the local language.

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Clean Mangalore Beaches

An NGO held a Clean Mangalore Beach Drive.

A unique 'Walk with confidence' fashion show for visually impaired and differently-abled was organized by students of Mangaluru Institute of Fashion Technology (MIFT) for the first time in Kadri Park on March 14 in the city.
The public works department, which has been executing the work of widening the road between Thokkottu and Melkar, razed petty shops that were functioning by the roadside near K S Hegde Hospital at Deralakatte here on Friday March 13.
To mark his 50th birthday celebration, Mohiuddin Bava, MLA of Mangaluru North organized a mega job fair at Bava's College at Kuloor here on Sunday March 15. Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, commissioner of MCC wished Mohiuddin Bava on his birthday and said, "Job fair is a good programme. It will help youngsters who are looking for jobs. If I have reached this position today it is because my goals and priorities were clear. I suggest all aspiring youngsters to have a clear goals."