Place:Hosur, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India


Alt namesHosūrsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-73
TypeCity or town
Coordinates12.75°N 77.85°E
Located inKrishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
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Hosur (ஒசூர்) is a town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of the Hosur taluk of Krishnagiri district. It is located about south east of Bangalore, north west of Krishnagiri, the district headquarters and west of Chennai, the state capital. Hosur is known for its expanding manufacturing industries and its pleasant climate.


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Rock paintings and carvings suggest that the area has been occupied during the Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Mesolithic ages.Hosur is said to be more than 800 years old on modern Era. Hosur was part of Mysore Kingdom until 1799, when Tipu Sultan lost the third Anglo-Mysore war, he handed over southern part of Mysore kingdom as a part settlement to English government, which includes Hosur, Denkannikotta, Thally, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri and subsequently British government made Hosur as the capital of then Salem District.

Hosur was constituted as a Selection Grade Town Panchayat in the 1962. And it was upgraded to Second Grade Municipality in the Year 1992. In the year 1998 it was upgraded to Selection Grade Municipality vide G.O. (MAWS) No.85 Dtd. 22.05.1998. In 2011 Vide dt.08.09.2011 town panchayat Mathigiri, Village Panchayats Zuzuvadi, Mookandapalli, Avalapalli, Chennathur included in Hosur Municipality. On 1980s industrialization began with the help of SIPCOT and Hosur became an Industrial Town.

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