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Karnataka at a Glance: Land of the Sun Rising Industry

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 Bengalore/ 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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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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