Facts about Karnataka

Karnataka state is located in the South-West of India. Britishers used the word Carnatic, and sometimes Karnatak for describing both sides of peninsular India. Karnataka is the place where the two main river systems of India flow out to the Bay of Bengal. These are river Krishna and Kaveri. The major facts about the state of Karnataka is mentioned below:

Name: The word “Karnataka” is derived from the Kannada words “Karu” and “Nadu” which means “Elevated Land”.
Existence: On 1st November 1956, Karnataka was created by the States Reorganization Act and named it as State of Mysore. In 1973, it was renamed to Karnataka.
Boundary: Karnataka is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, Laccadive sea, Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Population: The total population of Karnataka is 61,130,704. Karnataka holds 9th position in population wise.
Land Area: The Land area of Karnataka is 191,791 sq. km. Karnataka holds 8th position in area wise.
Language: The Official Language of Karnataka is Kannada.
Literacy: The Literacy Ratio is 75.60%.
City: Its Capital City is Bangalore. Bangalore is also the largest city of Karnataka.
District: It has 30 districts located here.
Connectivity: Karnataka is well connected in roadways, railways and airways. Karnataka has some domestic airports also. These are in Bangalore, Mangalore, Hubli, Belgaum etc.
Places of Interest: Karnataka attracts most tourists as there are many places to visit. Nandi Hills, Bull Temple, Cubbon Park, Jumma Masjid etc. are the popular ones.
Festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi, Basava Jayanthi, Deepavali, Ramzan, Ugadi, etc. are some of the important festivals celebrated in Karnataka.
Religion: In Karnataka, 83% and 11% population are Hindu and Muslim respectively and remaining others includes Christian, Jain and Buddhist, etc.

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