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Map of South India with Hyderabad-Karnataka region highlighted in Grey
Map of South India with Hyderabad-Karnataka region highlighted in Grey
Country  India
State Karnataka
 • Official Kanada and Urdu[1]
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website http://www.hkadb.kar.nic.in

Hyderabad-Karanataka is a region located in the north-east Karnataka, India. It is a Kannada speaking region of Hyderabad State ruled by the Nizams of Hyderabad until 1948 and after merging with India union, the region was the part of Hyderabad State until 1956. The Hyderabad-Karanataka region comprises Bidar, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Gulbarga and Bellary districts in the present state of Karnataka, The Hyderabad-Karanataka region is the second largest arid region in India. [2][3][4][5]

Kalyana Karnataka[edit]

Kalyana Karnataka (Kannada: ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ) was the term coined by noted Kannada activist Dr. Chidananda Murthy.[6] Kalyana Karnataka to refer to Hyderabad-Karnataka as an administrative block with Gulbarga as the administrative headquarters. It consists of 6 districts namely Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary.[7] Kalyana Karnataka is also called as Gulbarga division. The provisions of Article 371(J) of the Constitution, aimed at bringing about all-round development in six districts of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region.


See also[edit]

Mysore (region)
North Karnataka