Virje Village, with population of 7058 is Karwar sub district's the 3rd most populous village, located in Karwar sub district of Uttara Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Virje village is 21 km2 and it is the 12th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 339 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Karwar and distance from Virje village to Karwar is 46 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Virje village is 581327. The village comes under Mallapur panchayat. Karwar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 46 km. District head quarter of the village is Karwar which is 46 km away. 17.84 square kilometer (86%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 7058 people, among them 3638 (52%) are male and 3420 (48%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Virje village is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 2076 households in the village and an average 3 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 35.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5211. Female population growth rate of the village is 42.7% which is 13.4% higher than male population growth rate of 29.3%. General caste population has increased by 30.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 78%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 71.4% and child population has increased by 4.6% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 940 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 942, in schedule caste is 942 and in schedule tribe is 856. There are 894 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 88 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 104 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 5710 people in the village are literate, among them 3019 are male and 2691 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Virje is 93%. 96% of male and 91% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Workers profile

Virje has 36% (2554) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 13% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.