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Kaup, Karnataka
Town
Aerial view of Kaup(Kapu) Beach Lighthouse
Aerial view of Kaup(Kapu) Beach Lighthouse
Kaup, Karnataka is located in Karnataka
Kaup, Karnataka
Kaup, Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Kaup, Karnataka is located in India
Kaup, Karnataka
Kaup, Karnataka
Kaup, Karnataka (India)
Coordinates: 13°13′26″N 74°44′12″E / 13.2238°N 74.7367°E / 13.2238; 74.7367Coordinates: 13°13′26″N 74°44′12″E / 13.2238°N 74.7367°E / 13.2238; 74.7367
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictUdupi District
Population
 • Total6,850
Languages
 • AdministrativeTulu, Kannada
 • RegionalTulu, Konkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
574106[1]
Telephone code0820[2]
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-20
Websitewww.kauptown.mrc.gov.in

Kapu (Kaup) is a town situated in the Udupi district of Karnataka, India. It lies between the twin cities of Udupi and Mangalore, next to the National Highway 66. The villages Manchakal and Shirva are located near Kapu. It is 13 km south of Udupi and 40 km north of Mangalore. It is known for its lighthouse, the three Mariamman shrines, and the Kapu fort built by Tippu Sultan. Kapu was declared a taluk of the Udupi district by the Government of Karnataka. Kapu was renamed Kaup by the British.

Kapu lighthouse

The Kapu lighthouse was built in 1901 by the East India Company, on the shores of the Arabian Sea close to Kaup Beach. It is 27.12 meters tall.

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References

  1. ^ "Central Excise and Service Tax Location Code (Areas Under the Range West of Mangalore-II DVN (610201)". Central Excise and Service Tax. Retrieved 14 July 2008.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "STD Codes for cities in Karnataka". Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Archived from the original on 17 April 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Daijiworld".