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Karnataka

• Karnataka is located on the southeastern part of India. The state forms a part of the Deccan Plateau.

• The state is bounded by Goa and Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the south and by the Arabian Sea to the west.

• The state was created on 1st November 1956 as the State of Mysore. In 1973 it was renamed as Karnataka.

• The state covers an area of 191,976 square km. It is the Seventh largest Indian state by area.

• The state has total 30 districts.

• Bangalore or Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. The city is also known as Silicon Valley of India or information technology capital of India. Mangalore, Hubli, Belgaum, Hampi, Bellary, Mysore are the other main cities in the state.

• Total population of the state is around 6 cores according to 2011 census, while the density is 320 per square km.

• Literacy rate in the state is 75.60%.

• Krishna and Kaveri is the main river of Karnataka.

• Kannada is the most widely spoken and official language of Karnataka.

• Agriculture, Manufacturing Industry, IT Industry are the main contributor of the state economy.

• Mysore, Bannerghatta National Park, Jog Fall, Nandi Hills, Bandipur, Stone Chariot in Hampi is the main tourist attraction. 90% of the gold produce in India is produce from Karnataka.

• The economy of the state is also dependent on gold, manganese, coffee, silk and sandalwood manufacturing.

Districts of Karnataka
District Headquarters Area (km2) Population (2011) Population Density (/km2)
Bagalkot Bagalkot 6,583 18,90,826 288
Ballari Ballari 8,439 25,32,383 300
Belagavi Belagavi 13,415 47,78,439 356
Bengaluru Rural Bengaluru 2,239 9,87,257 441
Bengaluru Urban Bengaluru 2,190 95,88,910 4,378
Bidar Bidar 5,448 17,00,018 312
Chamarajanagara Chamarajanagara 5,102 10,20,962 200
Chikkaballapura Chikkaballapura 4,208 12,54,377 298
Chikkamagaluru Chikkamagaluru 7,201 11,37,753 158
Chitradurga Chitradurga 8,437 16,60,378 197
Dakshina Kannada Mangaluru 4,559 20,83,625 457
Davanagere Davangere 5,926 19,46,905 329
Dharwad Dharwad 4,265 18,46,993 434
Gadag Gadag-Betageri 4,651 10,65,235 229
Kalaburagi Kalaburagi 10,990 25,64,892 233
Hassan Hassan 6,814 17,76,221 261
Haveri Haveri 4,825 15,98,506 331
Kodagu Madikeri 4,102 5,54,762 135
Kolar Kolar 4,012 15,40,231 384
Koppal Koppal 5,565 13,91,292 250
Mandya Mandya 4,961 18,08,680 365
Mysuru Mysuru 6,854 29,94,744 437
Raichur Raichur 6,839 19,24,773 228
Ramanagara Ramanagara 3,573 10,82,739 303
Shivamogga Shivamogga 8,495 17,55,512 207
Tumakuru Tumakuru 10,598 26,81,449 253
Udupi Udupi 3,879 11,77,908 304
Uttara Kannada Karwar 10,291 13,53,299 132
Vijayapura Vijayapura 10,517 21,75,102 207
Yadgir Yadgir 5,225 11,72,985 224





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