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Information About Karnataka

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Established 1st November 1956
Area 1,91,791 sq. Km (eighth largest state in India)
Capital Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Heritage City Mysore
Population 52,850,562 (2001 Census)
Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj
Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa
Official language Kannada
Other languages Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, Marathi, Tulu, Kodagu, Konkani, Hindi
Literacy 69.3%
Life expectancy 64 years (men), 67 years (women) (UN)
Climate Semi-tropical
Summer Season March to May (18oC to 40oC)
Winter Season Oct to Dec (14oC to 32oC)
Rainfall Agumbe in the Shivamogga district receives the second highest annual rainfall in India.
Major Rivers Kaveri, Tungabhadra, Krishna, Malaprabha and the Sharavathi.
Major Crops Ragi, jowar, rice, sugarcane, coconut, groundnuts, coffee, cotton
Major Minerals Gold (90% of India’s production), Iron ore, Manganese, Maganesite
Major Festivals Mysore Dasara (Nada habba; State Festival), Ugadi (Kannada New Year), Makara Sankranti (The harvest festival), Sri Rama Navami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Nagapanchami, Basava Jayanthi, Deepavali, Ramzan and Christmas
Airlines Major airlines such as Kingfisher Airlines and Air Deccan are based in Bangalore.
Popular Foods Jolada rotti, Sorghum, Bisi bele bath, Jolada rotti, Ragi mudde, Uppittu, Masala Dose and Maddur Vade.(Udupi cuisine of coastal Karnataka is popular all over India.)
Popular Sweets Mysore Pak, Belgaavi Kunda, Gokak karadantu and Dharwad pedha
Government www.karnataka.gov.in
Tourism www.karnatakatourism.org
Districts Bagalkote, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Belagavi, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir.