Outline of Karnataka

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Where in India Karnataka is located
Where in India Karnataka is located

Karnataka is the 8th biggest, 9th most populous, 13th highest and 16th most literate state of the 28 states of the democratic Republic of India. Karnataka is ranked 5th in the country in tax revenue and 7th in the country in GDP. Karnataka is at 8th position in life expectancy and 11th in female-to-male sex ratio among the states in India. Karnataka is at 7th most media exposed states in India.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Karnataka.

General reference[edit]

Geography[edit]

Geography of Karnataka
Rainfall in Karnataka

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The state has three principal geographical zones:

  1. Karavali
  2. Malenadu
  3. Bayaluseeme

East flowing rivers[edit]

26 east-flowing rivers.

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West flowing rivers[edit]

Wide photo of large waterfall in mist
Jog Falls are the highest plunge waterfalls in India, formed by Sharavathi River.

10 west-flowing rivers, providing 60% of state's inland water resources.

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Reservoirs[edit]

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Lakes[edit]

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History[edit]

Brown stone statue of smiling deity sitting cross-legged under arch
Statue of Ugranarasimha at Hampi (a World Heritage Site), located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
History of Karnataka
Political history of medieval Karnataka
Etymology of Karnataka

Administrative divisions[edit]

Districts of Karnataka[edit]

Map of 30 districts in region
Districts of Karnataka

There are 30 districts in Karnataka:

Taluks of Karnataka[edit]

Main article: Taluks of Karnataka

Demographics[edit]

Distribution of population in Karnataka
Religion in Karnataka
Hindus
  
83%
Muslim
  
12.2%
Christian
  
3.1%
Others
  
1.7%
Languages in Karnataka[12]
Kannada
  
64.8%
Urdu
  
9.7%
Telugu
  
8.3%
Tamil
  
3.8%
Tulu
  
3.4%
Marathi
  
4%
other
  
4%

Government[edit]

Government of Karnataka
Unification of Karnataka
Karnataka legislature
Karnataka High Court
Politics of Karnataka

Culture[edit]

A Yakshagana artist wearing pagaDe
A Yakshagana artist
Art and culture of Karnataka

Tourism[edit]

North Karnataka[edit]

North Karnataka Region Tourism
  • World heritage centres
Group of monuments At Pattadakal
Mallikarjuna and Kasivisvanatha temples at Pattadakal

Coastal Karnataka[edit]

South Karnataka[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Karnataka

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sankara Subramanian (2011-06-27). "Indian Roller–Karnataka’s State Bird". Beontheroad.com. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  2. ^ July 14, 2007 (2007-07-14). "Location & Boundaries of Karnataka". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Location map of Karnataka, Where is Karnataka". Mapsofindia.com. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Karnataka River Map, Karnataka Rivers". Mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  5. ^ a b "River Systems Of Karnataka". Waterresources.kar.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  6. ^ a b "List of Rivers in Karnataka". Worldlistmania.com. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  7. ^ G. Sathyamoorthi (2012-10-05). "‘Water of west-flowing rivers of Karnataka remains unutilised’". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  8. ^ Bangalore, June 17, 2013, DHNS: (2013-06-17). "Plentiful flow into Karnataka reservoirs". Deccanherald.com. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  9. ^ "Lake Development Authority". Karnataka.gov.in. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  10. ^ "Lake Development Authority". Karunadu.gov.in. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  11. ^ a b "2 new districts notified in Bangalore". The Times of India, dated 2007-08-06. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  12. ^ A. R. Fatihi. "Urdu in Karnataka". Language in India, Volume 2: 2002-12-09. M. S. Thirumalai, Managing Editor, Language in India. Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
  13. ^ "hampi, UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  14. ^ "Pattadakal, UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  15. ^ "Aihole is located near Badami". Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  16. ^ "Badami Cave Temples, Karnataka". Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  17. ^ "New tourist spot to be developed". Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  18. ^ "Ancient and Medieval Historical Indian Architecture and Art - Bijapur". Kaladarshana. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  19. ^ "Bidar has 30 tombs of former kings". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 

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