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|Elevation||891 m (2,923 ft)|
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Hoskote (historically known as Ooscota or Ooscata) is a taluk in Bangalore Rural District, India. Headquartered at the Hosakote town, it consists of five hoblis - Anugondanahalli, Jadigenahalli, Kasaba, Nandagudi and Sulibele.
Hoskote was a Jagir of Maratha warrior Shahaji Raje for around 50 years and also part of Swarajya of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The Battle of Ooscata in the First British-Mysore War, on the night of 22-23 August 1768 took place here.
As of 2011[update] India census, Hoskote had a population of 56980. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Hoskote has an average literacy rate of 86.22%, higher than the state average of 75.36%: male literacy is 89.58%, and female literacy is 82.68%. Hoskote has 11.98% of its population under 6 years of age.
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