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Map of South India with Hyderabad-Karnataka region highlighted in blue borders
Map of South India with Hyderabad-Karnataka region highlighted in blue borders
Country India
RegionSouth India, Deccan
DistrictsBidar, Gulbarga, Raichur, Yadagiri, Bellary and Koppal
Liberation Day17 September 1948
(17 September 1948; 72 years ago (1948-09-17))
 • TypeRegional Administration
 • BodyKalyana-Karnataka Development Board (KKDB)
 • Regional commissioner officerSubodh Yadav, IAS
 • Total44,138 km2 (17,042 sq mi)
 • Total11,286,343
 • OfficialKannada
 • RegionalKannada, Telugu, Dakhini, Urdu, Marathi,
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA

Hyderabad–Karnataka, officially known as Kalyana-Karnataka, is a region of the Indian state of Karnataka, which was part of Kingdom of Hyderabad ruled by the Nizams and the Madras presidency of British India. The region comprises Bidar, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal and Gulbarga of Hyderabad state and, Bellary of Madras that are in the present state of Karnataka. The Northeast-Karnataka region is the second largest arid region in India.)[1][2][3][4][5] The largest city of the region is Gulbarga.

17 September 1948 was an important day in the history of Hyderabad as Karnataka state was merged into the Indian Union. The historical background of the movement started with a new era in Indian history.

The Hyderabad-Karnataka region was officially renamed as Kalyana-Karnataka in September 2019.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Home". Hyderabad Karnataka area development board. 2009. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  2. ^ Dev, Vanu (19 December 2012). "Karnataka wins 4-decade-old battle; gets special status for Hyderabad-Karnataka region". India Today. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Hyderabad-Karnataka special status will be Congress poll plank". The Times of India. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Bill giving special status for Hyderabad-Karnataka region raises Telangana hopes". The Times of India. 20 December 2012. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Nizam territory will remain indispensable for Tollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  6. ^ Poovanna, Sharan (6 September 2019). "Hyderabad-Karnataka region renamed as Kalyana Karnataka". Mint. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Hyderabad Karnataka is Kalyana Karnataka now". The Hindu. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.

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