Gotegali Village, with population of 1100 is Karwar sub district's the 18th most populous village, located in Karwar sub district of Uttara Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Gotegali village is 36 km2 and it is the 5th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 30 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Karwar and distance from Gotegali village to Karwar is 32 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Gotegali village is 581327. The village comes under Gotegali panchayat. Karwar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 32 km. District head quarter of the village is Karwar which is 32 km away. 32.53 square kilometer (89%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 1100 people, among them 549 (50%) are male and 551 (50%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gotegali village is 7%, among them 59% are boys and 41% are girls. There are 332 households in the village and an average 3 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -5.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1164. Female population growth rate of the village is -7.6% which is -4.3% lower than male population growth rate of -3.3%. General caste population has decreased by -5.7%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -31.8% and child population has decreased by -23.1% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1004 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1009, in schedule caste is 875 and in schedule tribe is 600. There are 702 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 45 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 61 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 894 people in the village are literate, among them 477 are male and 417 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gotegali is 88%. 95% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Workers profile

Gotegali has 37% (411) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 21% female population are working population. 27% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 27% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.