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Mysore is the 52nd most populous city of India with a total population of 8,93,062. Highest employment in the Mysore district is in the sectors of Agriculture, Textile, Chemical, IT, Wooden furniture and other household industries. 50% of the workforce is employed in the Agricultural Sector, 48% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 2% are Household workers. The major exportable items are Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, Software Development, Food Products etc. The city is located between two rivers: the Kaveri River that flows through the north of the city and the Kabini River, a tributary of the Kaveri, that lies to the south. The major crops produced are Rice, Jowar, Ragi, Maize, Blackgram, Greengram, Tur etc. The name Mysore is an anglicised version of Mahishūru, which means the abode of Mahisha in the vernacular Kannada. The common noun Mahisha, in Sanskrit, means buffalo; in this context, however, Mahisha refers to Mahishasura, a mythical demon who could assume the form of both human and buffalo, who, according to Hindu mythology, ruled the ancient parts of Mysore Kingdom, known in Sanskrit as Mahíšhaka, centred at Mahishapura. He was killed by the Goddess Chamundeshwari, whose temple is situated atop the Chamundi Hills, after whom it is named. Mahishapura later became Mahisūru (a name which, even now, the royal family uses), and finally came to be anglicised as Mysore by the British and Maisūru/Mysuru in the vernacular Kannada language. In December 2005, the Government of Karnataka announced its intention to change the English name of the city to Mysuru. This was approved by the Government of India in October 2014 and Mysore was renamed (along with twelve other cities) to "Mysuru" on November 1, 2014.