Kolnadu Village, with population of about 12 thousand is Bantval sub district's the most populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Kolnadu village is 24 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 519 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Bantval and distance from Kolnadu village to Bantval is 22 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Kolnadu village is 574323. The village comes under Kolandu panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 22 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 44 km away. 1.7 square kilometer (7%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to about 12 thousand people, among them 6035 (49%) are male and 6166 (51%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kolnadu village is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2273 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 5.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 6.1% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 4.2%. General caste population has increased by 4.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 3.7% and child population has decreased by -14.1% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1022 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1031, in schedule caste is 983 and in schedule tribe is 917. There are 1001 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 18 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 9333 people in the village are literate, among them 4954 are male and 4379 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kolnadu is 86%. 93% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Workers profile

Kolnadu has 56% (6818) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 49% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 46% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.