Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. It is a hilly district with the lowest elevation in the district at 900 meters (2,900 ft) above sea-level.
The area is reknowned for its agriculture; typically, rice fields are found on the valley floors, with plantation crops under tree cover in the surrounding hills.
The most common crop is coffee, especially the Robusta variety, with the Arabica variety grown in some parts of southern Coorg.
Coorg is considered rich in wildlife and contains three wildlife sanctuaries and one national park.
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