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Area  191,791 km²
Capital
 Bangalore (Bengaluru)
Language
 Kannada
Districts
 29
Population
 52,850,562
Literacy
 67%
 State Bird : Indian Roller  State Animal : Elephant  State Flower : Lotus  State Tree : Sandal
Karnataka is the eighth largest state in India by area and the ninth largest by population. It was formerly  known as Mysore. On November 1,1973, the name Mysore was changed to Karnataka. Karnataka lies between 74o and 78o East longitudes and 11o and 18o North latitudes. It is situated on the western edge of the Deccan plateau and is surrounded by Maharashtra and Goa in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the east, and Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the south. On the west, it opens out on the Arabian Sea.The state has an equable climate particularly in those areas which are hilly or a high plateau. Climate is the chief attraction of the capital city, Bangalore.
Major Cities

  Bangalore
  Karwar
  Mangalore
  Hubli
  Udupi
  Hassan
 
 
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People of Karnataka

Know more about Karnataka Customs, People and Rituals

 
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Colourful Karnataka
 

Karnataka, adorned with several ancient temples and rich cultural heritage celebrate various colourful fairs and festivals. Every town, city and village in the state has their own calendar with fascinating fairs and festivals.

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Once Known as Mysore State, Karnataka has a finely balanced mix of natural attractions and superb historic architecture. ..

About Karnataka Bangalore
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Arts of Karnataka

 
 

Karnataka has shared the general musical culture of peninsular India from the earliest times. South Indian music is generally known as 'Karnatic music' because of its common features.More..

 
Dance

Folk dances of state are categorised as religious and secular

 
 
Music
Music is a universal art apt to transcend national boundaries. .
 
 
Theatre

Yakshagana is believed to have a history of one thousand years

About Karnataka

Karnataka is the eighth largest state in India by area and the ninth largest by population. It was formerly known as Mysore. On November 1,1973, the name Mysore was changed to Karnataka.

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Economy

The main crops are rice, ragi, jowar, maize, and pulses besides oilseeds and number of cash crops.


The cuisine of Karnataka is quite varied with each region of the state having its own unique flavours...

   
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