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Karnataka Map

Karnataka Map
Description : Karnataka Map showing major roads, railways, rivers, state highway, national highways, seaports, district boundaries etc.
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Located in south-west part of India, Karnataka is 7th largest state of India. Though, it is constituted on November 1, 1956, but its named as ‘Karnataka’ (which means elevated land) in the year 1973; earlier it was known as State of Mysore. As shown on the Karnataka Map, it shares its state boundary with Kerala in the south, Tamil Nadu in the south-east, Andhra Pradesh in the east, Telangana in the north-east, Maharashtra in north, and Goa in the north-west. Besides, its western territorial extension is limited by Arabian Sea. Bengaluru (earlier Bangalore) is the capital and largest city of the state.
The state has pretty historical importance; it was home of many of the powerful kingdoms of ancient and medieval India. Its evidence can be seen even today in the form of forts, temples, and many other monuments. The unforgettable works of these kingdoms were the patronisation of various philosophers and musical bards; resultantly, they contributed to establish socio-religious and literary movements, which shaped the musical (Carnatic (Karnataka Music) and Hindustani traditions both forms of music), literary, cultural, and tradition of the state. Interestingly, it has evolved two most prominent types of music.
Geographically, the state is classified as the coastal region of Karavali, the hilly Malendadu region consisting of Western Ghats, and Bayaluseeme region comprising the plains of the Deccan Plateau. The main rivers of the state are Krishna and Kaveri; other rivers (which are tributaries of these rivers are Bhima, Ghataprabha, Tungabhadra, Hemavati, Shimsha etc.
Karnataka has Tropical Climate, which is largely divided into three seasons; i.e. Winter Season during the months of January and February; Summer Season during the months of March and May; Monsoon Season during the months of June and September. Furthermore, months of October to December are considered as post-monsoon season.


Karnataka State Information

Location South India
Area:1, 91,791 sq km
Population:5, 27, 33,958 (2001 census)
Capital:Bangalore
Districts:28
Climate:Semi-tropical
Bordering States:Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu.
Languages:Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Hindi, English
Religions:Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Jainism
Highest populated District :Bengaluru
Literacy rate:67%
Best Time to Visit:November to February
International Airport:Bangalore Airport
Major Industries:Electronics, Computer Engineering, Aeronautics, Machine Tools, Watch-making, Electrical Engineering, Aluminiun, Steel
Major Festivals:Mysore Dasara, Karaga, Ugadi, Kail Poldu
Major Fairs:Banashankari Devi Fair, Yellamma Devi Fair, Sri Vithappa Fair
Tourist Attractions:Forts, palaces, havelis, wildlife, sand dunes, religious places, fairs and festivals, safaris, handicrafts, etc
No. of Lok Sabha Seats:28
No. of Rajya Sabha Seats:12
No. of Assembly Seats:224
State Animal:Asian elephant
State Bird:Indian Roller
State Flower:Lotus
Main Rivers:Kaveri, Tungabhadra
State Tree:Sandalwood
Literacy75.60%

Karnataka District Map