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Karnataka at a Glance: Land of the Sun Rising Industry

10-FEB-2016 12:47

    Karnataka is a state in south western region of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act. Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. The capital and largest city is Bangalore/ Bengaluru is known as the silicon valley of India. The state covers an area of 191,976 square kilometres (74,122 sq mi), or 5.83 per cent of the total geographical area of India. It is the seventh largest Indian state by area.

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    Facts about Karnataka:

    1. Area

    1,91,791 sq km

    2. Establishment

    1st November 1956 (in 1973 renamed as Karnataka)

    3. Population

    6.1 cr.(2011 census)

    4. Principal official Language

    Kannada

    5. Capital 

    Bangalore (Bangaluru)

    6. Members of  Parliament

    Lok Sabha 28, Rajya Sabha 12

    7. Legislature

    Bicameral (L. Assembly  224 seats, L council 75)

    8. Airports

    Bangalore, Mangalore, and Belgaum

    9. Major Cities

    Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hasan, Kolar, Raichur

    10. Festivals

    Mysore Dussera, Karaga, Ugadi (Karnataka New Year), Diwali, Navratri, Yellu Amawasya, Ramzan

    11. Economy  Size

    US$ 120.27 billion (2014-15),

    Its 55% population is engaged in Agriculture, rural population is 66%

    12. Literacy

    75.60%

    13. Districts

    30

    14.Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    968 per thousand male (lowest in the whole country)

    15.Child Sex Ratio

    946/ 1000 boys Children

    16. Principal Rivers

    Cauvery, Krishna, tungbhadra, shravati, kabini

    17. Principal Minerals

    Gold, Silver, Magnesite, Iron Mica, Manganese, Bauxite and copper

    18. Tourist & Historical Places

    Virupaksha Temple Hampi, Gol Gumbaz Bijapur, Mallikarjuna and Kasivisvanatha temples at Pattadakal,Cave temple 3 Badami, Someshwara temple at Lakshmeshwar, North Karnataka

    19. State Density

    319 person/ km2

    20. Religion in the state (2011)

    Hinduism (84%)

    Islam (12.92%)

    Christianity (1.87%)

    Jainism (0.72%)

    Buddhism (0.16%)

    Sikhism (0.05%)

    Other (0.02%)

    Not religious (0.27%)

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