Karnataka GK in Brief

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Karnataka GK in Brief
Karnataka GK in Brief

Hello Friends, Check out theKarnataka GK” in Brief, Here we include a quick overview about Karnataka like its  Rivers, Dams, Festivals, GI tagged Products,  Current Chief Ministers & Governors, protected areas of Karnataka and State Symbols. Later we will be covered each of this  topic in details.

Karnataka GK in Brief

 History
• Karnataka was formed on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act.
• Originally Karnataka was known as the State of Mysore.
• It was renamed Karnataka in 1973.
• The state corresponds to the Carnatic region.

• State Hood Day ➞ 1 November

• Its capital and largest city is ➞ Bengaluru.

• Area of Karnataka ➞ 191,976 Km2
(5.83 % of the total geographical area of India)

• Chief Minister ➞ Basavaraj Somappa Bommai [ Bharatiya Janata Party.]
• Governor ➞ Thawarchand Gehlot

• Official Language ➞ Kannada
• Regional languages ➞ Tulu, Kodava, Konkani

Symbols of Karnataka

State Animal Indian elephant
State Bird Indian Roller
State Tree Sandalwood
State Flower Lotus

❖ Border States
• Goa
• Maharashtra
• Telangana
• Andhra Pradesh
• Tamil Nadu
• Kerala

Sea Border
• Karnataka is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west.
• The coastal area of Karnataka is known as Kanara.
• The length of the Karnataka coast is 300 km.

Note:-
• It is the only southern state to have land borders with all of the other 4 southern Indian sister states.

Important Nick Names of Karnataka
♥ Bengaluru
• Electronic City of India
• Garden City of India
• IT Capital of India
• Science city of India
• Silicon Valley of India
• Space City of India

♥ Kodagu
• Scotland of India

♥ Mangaluru
• Cradle of Indian Banking
• Gateway of Karnataka
• Rome of the East
• Ice Cream Capital of India

♥ Mysore / Mysuru
• Green City
• Heritage City
• Sandal Wood City
• Cultural Capital of India

♥ Sakleshpur
• Poor Man’s Ooty

✪ Lok Sabha (28 seats) Rajya Sabha (12 seats)
✪ Density ➞ 320 / km2 | Sex Ratio ➞ 973/1000
✪ Literacy (2011) ➞ 75.36%

Geographical Indications tagged Products of Karnataka
• Gulbarga Tur Dal
• Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee
• Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee
• Coorg Arabica Coffee
• Robusta Coffee
• Sirsi Supari

Karnataka Static GK
Karnataka Static GK

Major Tribal Communities of Karnataka
• Adiyan, Barda, Gond, Bhil, Iruliga, Koraga, Patelia, Yerava,
Hasalaru, Koli Dhor, Marati , Meda, Naikda, Soligaru

High Court ➞ Karnataka High Court
Chief Justice ➞ Ritu Raj Awasthi

Famous Festivals in Karnataka
• Hampi Festival
• Gowri Festival
• Karaga Festival
• Pattadakal Dance Festival
• Mahamastakabhisheka (Shravanabelagola)
• Kambala Festival
• Tula Sankramana
• Ganesha Chaturthi

Major Folk Dance of Karnataka
• Yakshgana
• Dollu Kunitha
• Veeragase
• Hulivesha

National Park (NP) in Karnataka

National Park District
Anshi National Park Uttara Kannada
Bandipur National Park Chamarajnagar
Bannerghatta National Park Bangalore
Kudremukh National Park Chikkamagaluru

Tiger Reserve in Karnataka

Tiger Reserve Location
Bhadra Tiger Reserve Chikkamagaluru District
Bandipur Tiger Reserve Chamarajnagar District
Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve (Kali) Uttara Kannada District
Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Chamarajanagar District
Nagarhole Tiger Reserve Kodagu & Mysore district

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Karnataka

Wildlife Sanctuaries Location
Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Kodagu District
Adichunchanagiri Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Mandya District
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Chikkamagaluru district
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary Uttara Kannada district
Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary Belgaum District
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary Mandya, Chamarajanagar
and Ramanagar districts
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Uttara Kannada
Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary Ballari district
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary Shimoga district
Gudekote Wildlife Sanctuary Ballari district
Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary Chamarajanagar district
Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary Mandya District
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary Udupi district
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Kodagu District
Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary Haveri District
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Mandya District
Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary Udupi & Shivamogga districts
Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary Kodagu District

World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site Location
Group of Monuments at Hampi Vijayanagara district
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Bagalkot District
Talakaveri Sub-Cluster Western Ghats
Kudremukh Sub-Cluster Western Ghats

❖ Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere Reserve Location
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Nilgiri mountains of the Western Ghats
[Shared with Tamil Nadu, Kerala]

❖ Key Industries
• Automobile, agro, aerospace, textile and garment, biotech, and heavy engineering industries. The state has sector specific Special Economic Zone (SEZs) for key industries such as IT, biotechnology, and engineering, food processing and aerospace.

❖ Important Rivers of Karnataka
• Kaveri River
• Sharavati River
• Krishna River
• Tungabhadra River
• Kabini River
• Malaprabha River
• Kali River
• Hemavati River
• Shimsa River
• Netravathi River
• Arkavathi River
• Bhima River
• Paar River
• Mandovi River
• Manjira River

❖ Important Dams
Almatti Dam [ Krishna River – Basavana Bagevadi taluk, Bijapur district]
Basava Sagara Dam (Narayanpur Dam) [ Krishna – Narayanapur, Hunasagi taluk, Yadgir district ]

Renuka Sagara Dam [Malaprabha Navilutheertha, Saundatti taluk, Belgaum district]

Supa Dam [Kali Ganesha Gudi, Joida Taluk, Uttara Kannada district]

Tungabhadra Dam  [Tungabhadra Hospet, Vijayanagara district]

Bhadra Dam [Bhadra Lakkavalli, Tarikere taluk, Chikmagaluru district]


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