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Karnataka
Area    : 191,791 km²
Capital : Bangalore (Bengaluru)
Districts         : 29
Language : Kannada
Population : 61,095,297(2011 census)
Literacy : 75.36%(2011 census)
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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Fairs & Festivals
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.

Festivals
Fairs
Festival Calendar
 
Travel & Tourism

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

About Karnataka Bangalore
Mysore Udupi

Karnataka Photos
Videos
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.

Karnataka History
Economy
Land
District Map
 
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