Karnataka

KARNATAKA

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Karnataka is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines. The capital, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is a high-tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife. To the southwest, Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace, former seat of the region’s maharajas. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables and a stone chariot.

CapitalBengaluru
Chief MinisterSiddaramaiah
GovernorVajubhai Vala
National ParkAnshi National Park
Rajiv Gandhi National Park
Bandipur National Park
Bannerghatta National park
Kudremukh National park
Tiger ReservesBandipur National park
Bhadra
Nagarahole
Dandeli – Anshi
Bhiligiri Ranganatha Temple
UNESCO World HeritagesGroups of monuments at Hampi
Group of monuments at Pattadakal
Bird SanctuariesGhatprabha bird sanctuary
Ranganthittu bird sanctuary
Famous Research instituteCentral Food technological Research, Mysore
Nuclear & Space researchSpace Commission – Bengaluru
Indian Space Research organization – Bengaluru
Tallest statue in IndiaGomateswara (Karnataka)
Dams & RiversTungabhadra Dam – Tungabhadra & krishna river
Linganamakki dam – Sharavathi River
Kadra dam – kalinadi River
Alamatti dam – Krishna River
Supa dam – kali river
Krishna Raja Sagara dam – Cauvery river
Harangi dam – Cauvery river
Ghataprabha reservoir – Ghataprabha river
Manchanabele dam
Narayanpur dam – Krishna River
Kodasalli dam – Kali river
Basava Sagara dam
Hemavathi reservoir
Folk dancesYakshagana,
Bedara Vesha,
Dollu Kunitha,
Santa,
Doddata – Bayalata,
Tala Madlle or Prasang,
Radhna
FestivalsGanesh Chaturthi,
Yugadi,
Karaga,
Hampi Festival,
Hoysala Mahotsava (Belur – Helebid),
Tula Sankramana,
Rajvotsava Day
International AirportHAL Airport
Population Census 201161,095,297 (increased by 15.60%)
Area sq km – census 2011191,791
Density319
Sex – Ratio973
SoilsLaterite
Literacy75.36%
Major Mineral ResourcesIron ore,
Manganese,
Dolomite,
Limestone,
Important stadiumsM. Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bengaluru
Visvesvaraya football Stadium, Mandya
Bangalore Football Stadium
Bangalore Hockey Stadium
SreeKanteerava football Stadium
Important CropsThe main crops grown here are rice, ragi, jowar,
maize, and pulses (Tur and gram) besides oilseeds
and number of cash crops. Cashews, coconut, coffee
are canut, cardamom, chillies, cotton, sugarcane and
tobacco are among the other crops produced in the
state.
Major Iron & Steel plantsThe Visveswaraya Iron & Steel ltd
Vijayanagar steel plant
Mysore iron & steel company (MISO)