Karnataka Map

Karnataka Map

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In terms of area, Karnataka is the eighth biggest state in India. The capital of Karnataka is Bengaluru or Bangalore which is dubbed as the information technology capital of India.

The state forms a part of the Deccan Plateau. It shares its borders with the Arabian Sea in the west, Maharashtra in the north, Kerala in the southwest, Goa in the northwest, Tamil Nadu to the southeast and Andhra Pradesh to the east. The economy of the state is dependent on manganese, gold, coffee, oilseed, sandalwood and silk manufacturing.

More than 90% of the gold produced in India is produced in the southern part of Karnataka. Hospet and Bellary are the two districts in the state where manganese ore are predominantly excavated.

Karnataka holds the top rank in producing raw silk, coffee, and sandalwood oriented goods. The service sector of the state comprises Consultancies, Real Estate, Academic Institutions, Travel and Tourism, Insurance and Hotel Industry.

Karnataka Map

A map of Karnataka shows that there are 30 districts in the state and they are as follows:

Bangalore Rural, Bagalkote, Belgaum, Bangalore Urban, Bidar, Bellary, Chamarajanagar, Bijapur, Chikkamagaluru, Chikkaballapur, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Gadag, Haveri, Hassan, Kolar, Kodagu, Mandya, Koppal, Raichur, Mysore, Shimoga, Ramanagara, Udupi, Tumkur, Yadgir, and Uttara Kannada. All these districts come under four divisions and they are as follows:

Belgaum Division, Bangalore Division, Mysore Division, and Gulbarga Division.


Bangalore Division

Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Chitradurga, Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Davanagere, Shimoga, Ramanagara, and Tumkur districts.


Belgaum division

Belgaum, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Bijapur, Haveri, Gadag, and Uttara Kannada districts.

Gulbarga Division

Bidar, Bellary, Koppal, Gulbarga, Yadgir, and Raichur districts.

Mysore Division

Chikamagalur, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Mandya, Kodagu, Udupi, and Mysore districts.

Districts of Karnataka

Given below are the 30 districts of Karnataka and their major details:

District District Code Created Headquarters Subdivisions Area Population (As of 2011)
Bagalkot BK 08/15/97 Bagalkot Badami, Bagalkot, Hungund, Bilgi, Mudhol, Jamkhandi, 6,575 km2 (2,539 square mile) 1890826
Bangalore Urban BN 11/01/56 Bengaluru Anekal, Bangalore East, Bangalore North, Bangalore South 2,208 km2 (853 square mile) 9588910
Bangalore Rural BR 08/15/86 Bengaluru Doddaballapura Devanahalli Nelamangala Hoskote 2,259 km2 (872 square mile) 987257
Belgaum BG 11/01/56 Belagavi Bailahongal Athni Chikodi Belgaum Hukkeri Gokak Raybag Khanapur Saundatti Ramdurg 13,415 km2 (5,180 square mile) 4778439
Bellary BL 11/01/56 Ballari Hospet Bellary Hoovina Kampli Kudligi Hadagalli Siruguppa Sanduru 8,450 km2 (3,260 square mile) 2532383
Bidar BD 11/01/56 Bidar Bidar Bhalki Basavakalyan Aurad Homnabad 5,448 km2 (2,103 square mile) 1700018
Bijapur BJ 11/01/56 Vijapura or Vijayapura Indi Bijapur Sindgi Muddebihal Bagevadi Basavana 10,494 km2 (4,052 square mile) 2175102
Chamarajanagar CJ 08/15/97 Chamarajanagar Gundlupet Chamrajnagar Yelandur Kollegal 5,101 km2 (1,970 square mile) 1020962
Chikballapur   09/10/07 Chikballapur Chikballapur Bagepalli Gauribidanur Chintamani Sidlaghatta Gudibanda 4,524 km2 (1,747 square mile) 1254377
Chikmagalur CK 11/01/56 Chikkamagaluru Kadur Chikmagalur Mudigere Koppa Sringeri Narasimharajapura Tarikere 7,201 km2 (2,780 square mile) 1137753
Chitradurga CT 11/01/56 Chitradurga Chitradurga Challakere Holalkere Hiriyur Molakalmuru Hosadurga 8,440 km2 (3,260 square mile) 1660378
Dakshina Kannada DK 11/01/56 Mangaluru Beltangadi Bantwal Puttur Mangalore Sulya 4,560 km2 (1,760 square mile) 2083625
Davanagere DA 08/15/97 Davanagere Davanagere Channagiri Harpanahalli Harihar Jagalur Honnali 5,924 km2 (2,287 square mile) 1946905
Dharwad DH 11/01/56 Dharwad Hubli Dharwad Kundgol Kalghatgi Navalgund 4,260 km2 (1,640 square mile) 1846993
Gadag GA 08/24/97 Gadag Mundargi Gadag-Betigeri Nargund Shirhatti Ron 4,656 km2 (1,798 square mile) 1065235
Gulbarga GU 11/01/56 Kalaburagi Aland Afzalpur Chitapur Chincholi Jevargi Gulbarga Sedam 10,951 km2 (4,228 square mile) 2564892
Hassan HS 11/01/56 Hassan Arkalgud Alur Belur Arsikere Hassan Channarayapattana Sakleshpur Holenarsipur 6,814 km2 (2,631 square mile) 1776221
Haveri HV 08/24/97 Haveri Hangal Byadgi Hirekerur Haveri Savanur Ranibennur Shiggaon 4,823 km2 (1,862 square mile) 1598506
Kodagu KD 11/01/56 Madikeri Somvarpet Madikeri Virajpet 4,102 km2 (1,584 square mile) 554762
Kolar KL 11/01/56 Kolar Kolar Bangarapet Mulbagal Malur Srinivaspur 3,969 km2 (1,532 square mile) 1540231
Koppal KP 08/24/97 Koppal Koppal Gangawati Yelbarga Kushtagi 7,189 km2 (2,776 square mile) 1391292
Mandya MA 29 August 1939 (1 November 1956) Mandya Maddur Krishnarajpet Mandya Malavalli Pandavapura Nagamangala Shrirangapattana 4,961 km2 (1,915 square mile) 1808680
Mysore MY 11/01/56 Mysuru Hunsur Heggadadevana kote Mysore Nanjangud Krishnarajanagara T.Narsipur Piriyapatna 6,854 km2 (2,646 square mile) 2994744
Raichur RA 11/01/56 Raichur Lingsugur Devadurga Raichur Manvi Sindhnur 6,827 km2 (2,636 square mile) 1924773
Ramanagara   09/10/07 Ramanagara Kanakapura Channapatna Magadi Ramanagara 3,556 km2 (1,373 square mile) 1082739
Shimoga SH 11/01/56 Shivamogga Hosanagara Bhadravati Shikaripura Sagar Sorab Shimoga Thirthahalli 8,477 km2 (3,273 square mile) 1755512
Tumkur TU 11/01/56 Tumakuru Gubbi Chiknayakanhalli Kunigal Koratagere Pavagada Madhugiri Sira Tumkur Tiptur Turuvekere 10,597 km2 (4,092 square mile) 2681449
Udupi UD 08/25/97 Udupi Karkal Udupi Kundapura 3,880 km2 (1,500 square mile) 1177908
Uttara Kannada UK 11/01/56 Karwar Bhatkal Ankola Honnavar Haliyal Karwar Joida Mundgod Kumta Sirsi Siddapur Yellapur 10,291 km2 (3,973 square mile) 1436847
Yadgir   12/30/09 Yadgir Shorapur Shahpur Yadgir 5,273 km2 (2,036 square mile) 1172985


Believing the data of 2011 census, the state had a literacy rate of 75.60%, in which 82.85% of males being literate and 68.13% are females. Some of the renowned educational institutions in Karnataka are:


Karnataka has 14 national highways and 114 state highways with total length of 28,311 km. Taking example of one of its state highways, KA SH 1 connects Padubidri-Karkala-Agumbe-Thirthahalli-Anandapura-Hangal-Tadas-Kalghatgi-Dharwad-Uppinbetageri-Belawadi-Bailahongal-Vannuru-Hoskatti-Ankalgi-Basapura-Hidakal Dam-Hosur-Chikalgud.

Places to Visit in Karnataka



Best Time to Visit Karnataka



The best time to visit Karnataka is between November to April. This is the time of the year when the weather remains pleasant.

How to Reach Karnataka



By Air - It depends which place you are heading to. Some of the airports in this state are Kempegowda International Airport (International), Mangalore International Airport (International), Belgaum Airport/Sambra Air Force Station, Hubli Airport/Hubli Air Force Base, Jindal Vijaynagar Airport and many more.

By Rail - Once you decide your destination in this state, you can take information about the railway station accordingly. Some of the railway stations in Karnataka are Bangalore City Junction, Bellary Junction, Alnavar Junction, Mangalore Central, etc.

By Bus - There are bus terminuses and stands in almost all cities in the state. However, deciding the place to visit will make it easier for the traveller to know more about the bus terminus or stand.
Karnataka State Information
Capital Bengaluru
Date of formation 1. Nov. 1956 as Mysore, but was renamed Karnataka on 1.Nov.1973
Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
Tourist attractions Mysore City Palace, Chamundi Hill, Stone Chariot in Hampi
Festivals Kar Hunnive, Hampi Utsav
Major dance and music forms Simha Nutrya, Yakshagana
Arts and crafts Bidri; Chitragars' wood chiselling; specialised card game Ganjifa.
Languages Kannada, Kodava, Tulu
Size 191,791 sq. km
Population (Census 2011) 61,130,704
Rivers Krishna, Tungabhadra, Cauvery, Kabini
Forests and wildlife sanctuaries Bandipur WS, Nagarhole NP, Mudumalai NP
State animal Asian elephant
State bird Indian roller
State flower Lotus
State tree Sandalwood
Major crops Rice, jowar, coffee
Factoids Another name for Karnataka is Karunadu.
  The central dome of Muhammad Adil Shah's tomb, the Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, is the second largest in the world.
No. of Districts 30