Arga Village, with population of 4861 is Karwar sub district's the 4th most populous village, located in Karwar sub district of Uttara Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Arga village is 7 km2 and it is the 21st smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 685 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Karwar and distance from Arga village to Karwar is 10 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Arga village is 581324. The village comes under Arga panchayat. Karwar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 10 km. District head quarter of the village is Karwar which is 10 km away. 5.63 square kilometer (79%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 4861 people, among them 3202 (66%) are male and 1659 (34%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Arga village is 13%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are 1016 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 689.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 616. Female population growth rate of the village is 428.3% which is -532% lower than male population growth rate of 960.3%. General caste population has increased by 687.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 740% and child population has increased by 1071.2% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 518 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 515, in schedule caste is 826 and in schedule tribe is 1250. There are 770 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 522 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 156 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 4076 people in the village are literate, among them 2796 are male and 1280 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Arga is 96%. 98% of male and 92% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 23%.

Workers profile

Arga has 52% (2505) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 75% male and 5% female population are working population. 75% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.