Map of South India with Hyderabad-Karnataka region highlighted in Grey
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Hyderabad-Karnataka is a region located in 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 region comprises Bidar, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Bellary and Gulbarga that are in the present state of Karnataka. The Hyderabad-Karnataka region is the second largest arid region in India. 
was the term coined by noted Pratyeka Vijayanagara Rajya Horata Samithi President Dr. Raghavendra Talwar an social service activist and a leader from backward communities of Kampli ballari district to refer to Hyderabad-Karnataka as an administrative block with Hampi as the administrative headquarters.Keeping Hampi as to remember the glory of Vijayanagara Empire. It consists of 6 districts namely Bellary(From Madras Presidency), Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur and Koppal(From the state of Hyderabad). Vijayanagara Karnataka is also called Hampi division.
The provisions of Article 371(J) of the Constitution aimed at bringing about all-round development in the six districts of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region.
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