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Bajpe is a Dravidian language spoken by 1.95 million native speakers mainly in the southwest part of Indian state Karnataka known as Tulu Nadu. In India, 1.72 million people speak it as their mother tongue , increased by 10 percent over the 1991 census...

, Kannada, :ಬಜ್ಪೆ )is a census town
Census town
In India, a census town is one which has:# A minimum population of 5,000# At least 75% of male working population engaged in non-agricultural pursuits# A density of population of at least 400 persons per km2.In Ireland, a census town is;...

 in located close to Mangalore
Mangalore
Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about west of the state capital, Bangalore. Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, and is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district in south western...

 city in Dakshina Kannada district  in the state of Karnataka
Karnataka
Karnataka , the land of the Kannadigas, is a state in South West India. It was created on 1 November 1956, with the passing of the States Reorganisation Act and this day is annually celebrated as Karnataka Rajyotsava...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. It is around 18 km from the heart of the city of Mangalore
Mangalore
Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about west of the state capital, Bangalore. Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, and is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district in south western...

. The Mangalore International Airport
Mangalore International Airport
Mangalore Airport, formerly known as Bajpe Airport, is a domestic and customs airport serving the coastal city of Mangalore, India...

 is located at Bajpe and is popularly known as the Bajpe Aerodrome.

Demographics


India census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

, Bajpe had a population of 8032. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Bajpe has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%;
The male and female literacy rate are equal . 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assembly constituency


Till 2007 Bajpe belonged to Surathkal constituency but now it belongs to Moodubidri constituency after the recent reorganization of constituencies by the election commission.

Religious Places


Some famous Religious Places located here are:
Shri Somanatheshwara Maha Ganapathi temple, Porkodi
One of the oldest temple in the region

Shri Ambika Annapoorneshwari Temple Sunkadakatte
Run by Sri Sri Sri Niranjan Swamiji

Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple Kateel
Kateel
Kateel or Kateelu is a temple town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is about 29 kilometers away from Mangaluru and is considered one of the holiest temple towns in Hinduism...

Located around eight kilometers from Bajpe

Swayambhoolingeshwara temple Doddikatta
Doddikatta
Doddikatta is a temple village near Bajpe in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is about 19 kilometers away from Mangalore and is considered a holy shrine for Hindus. The main deity at the temple is Swambhoolingeshwara or Lord Shiva himself....

The main deity at the temple is Swambhoolingeshwara or Lord Shiva.

St. Josephs Church
Located in the center of the Village square.

Porkodi Shiva Temple
Temple dedeicated to lord Shiva.Its one of the oldest temple in the area.

Shree Shanaishchara Temple (Temple of the lord Shani)
Near Bajpe Bus stand, Kateel Road.

shri. Adinatheshwar Temple, Adyapadi
Temple of shiva

Muhiyudeen Jumma Masjid
Close to Bajpe Bus Stand.

Education


Bajpe is also home to several educational institutes. Some of the prominent ones in this town are listed below:
St Josephs PU college
Sri NiranjanaSwamy education institutions,Sunkadakatte
Morning Star(Airport) School
Parochial School
Little flower girls School
Holy Family Girls convent
Popular English Medium school
Ansar English Medium School

Economics


ONGC has started a multi crore project near Bajpe.
majigudde house