Karnataka /kɑːrˈnɑːtəkə/ is a state in Sooth Wast Indie. It wis created on 1 November 1956, wi the passage o the States Reorganisation Act, which is celebratit annually as Karnataka Rajyotsava (Inglis: Formation Day). Oreeginally kent as the State o Mysore, it wis renamit Karnataka in 1973.[6] It is the laund o the Kannadigas, Tuluvas, Konkanis an Kodavas. The caipital an lairgest ceety is Bangalore, kent as Bengaluru an aw, which is at the forefront o the rapid economic an technological development that Indie is experiencin.


Coat o airms o Karnataka
Coat o airms
Location o Karnataka in Indie
Location o Karnataka in Indie
Map o Karnataka
Map o Karnataka
Coordinates (Bangalore): 12°58′13″N 77°33′37″E / 12.970214°N 77.56029°E / 12.970214; 77.56029
Kintra Indie
Established1 November 1956
Lairgest ceetyBangalore
 • GovrenorHansraj Bhardwaj
 • Chief MeenisterJagadish Shettar (BJP)
 • LegislatureBicameral (224 + 75 seats)
 • Total191,791 km2 (74,051 sq mi)
Aurie rank8t
 • Tot61,130,704
 • Rank9t
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Offeecial leidKannada[3][4]
Literacy75.60% (16t in states, 23rd if Union Territories are coontit)[5]
HDIIncrease 0.600 (medium)
HDI rank25t (2005)


  1. "State-wise break up of National Parks". Wildlife Institute of India. Government of India. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
  2. "Figures at a glance" (PDF). 2011 Provisional census data. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. "The Karnataka Local Authorities (Official Language) Act, 1981" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-09.
  4. "The New Indian Express (IBN Live) - Namaskara, Swalpa Swalpa Kannada Gottu". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 2011-12-09.
  5. "Population and Literacy Rate of cities in Karnataka". Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  6. Boruah, Maitreyee (2 November 2010). "In the dark about Rajyotsava in Bangalore". DNA India. Retrieved 2 December 2011.

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