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Hyderabad Karnataka
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
RegionDeccan Plateau
DistrictsBidar, Gulbarga, Raichur, Yadagiri, Bellary and Koppal
Founded byAsaf Jah
 • Total44,138 km2 (17,042 sq mi)
 • Total1,12,86,343
 • OfficialKannada
 • RegionalTelugu, Dakhini, Urdu, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Largest CitiesGulbarga,Bellary

Hyderabad–Karnataka is the name given to north-east Karnataka, India. It is the Kannada-speaking part of the Hyderabad State, that was ruled by the Nizams of Hyderabad until 1948. After merging with the Indian union, the region was part of Hyderabad State until 1956. The Hyderabad-Karnataka/Northeast Karnataka 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]

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.


  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. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Nizam territory will remain indispensable for Tollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2019.

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