Panambur is one of the localities in Mangalore famous as a tourist spot and also a major industrial area. Panambur is also the site of Karnataka's only major port New Mangalore Port. Other major industries, namely Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers and KIOCL, are also located here. It is located in Mangalore at Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district of Karnataka state, India, north of the Gurupura River's confluence with Arabian Sea. Panambur along with Baikampady & Jokatte are the industrial regions in Mangalore & also one of the major industrial areas of Karnataka.
Location in Karnataka, India
|• Body||Mangalore City Corporation|
|• Official||Tulu, Beary Bashe, Konkani|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||KA 19|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Dakshina Kannada|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Mangalore City North|
|Civic agency||Mangalore City Corporation|
The name Panambur is derived from Panam which means "money" and Ur which means "place" or "village" in Tulu language.
Panambur beach is 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Mangalore city and near the harbour at Panambur. It is the most popular, well connected and most visited beach of coastal Karnataka. It has many eateries, lifeguards, boat rides, etc. Beach festivals are occasionally organized here.
Many small, medium and large scale industries are located at Panambur including Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers and Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited.
New Mangalore Port is a deep-water, all-weather port at Panambur, which is the deepest inner harbour on the west coast and the only major port of Karnataka and is currently the seventh largest port in India. It is referred as 'Gateway of Karnataka'
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