Kolar is located at 13.13°N 78.13°E. It has an average elevation of 822 metres (2,697 ft).
It is located at a distance of about 72 kilometres (45 mi) from Bengaluru and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Kolar Gold Fields. The city is located on the southern maidan (plains) region of Karnataka. The Ammerallikere, a tank, forms its eastern boundary. To the north is the Kodikannur tank, the main source of water supply to the city. The nearest railway junction is Bangarpet at a distance of about 15 km. It is situated on the Bengaluru to Chennai National Highway-4.
As of the 2011 census, Kolar municipality had a population of 138,553. The municipality had a sex ratio of 978 females per 1,000 males and 11.5% of the population were under six years old.Effective literacy was 84.02%; male literacy was 87.28% and female literacy was 80.69%.
Kannada is the major language, however a significant population speaks Telugu. Tamil is also spoken in few places like KGF.
How to reach Kolar?
Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport followed by Chennai International Airport.
The nearest railway junction is Bangarpet (BWT) at a distance of about 15 km.
Kolar is a major town in the Bangalore Chennai National Highway. Public and private operator services connects Kolar with the neighbouring cities.