Maps of Karnataka

The State Reorganization Act being passed on 1st November 1956, Karnataka, a state in the Southern part of India was formed.

Originally it was called as the State of Mysore but in1973 it was renamed as Karnataka.

Maps of Karnataka shows it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the southwest.

The Karnataka maps cover an area of 74,122 and it comprises 29 districts. It is the eighth largest Indian state by area and the ninth largest by population. Kannada is not only the widely spoken language but it is also the official language of the people of Karnataka.

The name Karnataka that is accepted by the people is derived from the Kannada words namely karu and Nadu signifying the meaning of the elevated land. It also refers to the black cotton soil that is found in the Bavaluseeme region of Karnataka. The British used the word Carnatic to describe both sides of the peninsular India.

It has been the home for several powerful emperors. The great philosophers and the musical bards who were patronized by these empires launched the socio-religious and literary movements which have endured till the present day. Karnataka has provided considerably to Hindustani and Carnatic, the two forms of Indian classical music. Apart from all these, kanada writers have contributed a great to the literature and have received the maximum number of Jnanpith awards in India. The capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore, is a well developed city predominating in the technological development that India has been experiencing.

The Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore, is the capital of Karnataka. It is also one of the most sought after tourist destinations of South India and acts as major Karnataka attractions. The Karnataka map serves as a guideline to all the important places in Karnataka .The Bangalore estate is home to 11 ports. An individual could reach this South Indian state through the means air, rail or road. All the leading airlines operate flights to/from Karnataka. The state is also connected to other parts of India through an extensive network of rail and road.


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