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Karnataka is an Indian state which is situated in the western region of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act. Previously Karnataka was known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. The state corresponds to the Carnatic region. The capital and largest city is Bangalore.

1. History
2. Geography structure
3. Climate
4. Nickname Of Cities
5. National Parks
6. Wildlife Sanctuaries
7. Dams and Rivers
8. Lakes
9. Waterfalls
10. Administrative Structure
11. Languages
12. Religion

13. Stadium
14. Hydro-Electric Power Stations
15. Arts & Culture
16. Temples
17. Economy
18. Education
19. Heritage Sites
20. Famous Persons

Karnataka GK Questions and Current Affairs


  • The name Mysore—or Mysuru, which more accurately reflects the pronunciation in Kannada. It is carried out from the Sanskrit word for “buffalo town,” as Karnataka formerly was called. It derives from the destruction of the buffalo-demon Mahishasura by the goddess Chamunda.
  • The prehistory of Mysore is embedded in legends that concern the struggle that took place in southern India between Aryan peoples, who invaded from the north, and the original Dravidian inhabitants; in legendary form, this struggle is represented as a conflict between devils and demons on the one hand and gods and goddesses on the other.
  • The documented history of the region focuses mostly on the princely state of Mysore as it existed before 1953, for no one dynasty succeeded in ruling the whole region occupied by the Kannada-speaking peoples—the area that essentially constitutes present-day Karnataka.

Below table will tell more about the GK of Karnataka and Its history.

1.Founded on 1 November 1956
2.Capital Formation1537
3.Largest cityBangalore
4.Also Known asState of Mysore
5.Ruled BySemukha/ Gauthamiputhra
6.Major Historical EventsIn 1565, Karnataka and the rest of South India experienced a major geopolitical shift when the Vijayanagara empire fell to a confederation of Islamic sultanates in the Battle of Talikota. To contain European expansion in South India, Haidar Ali and later Tipu Sultan fought four significant Anglo-Mysore Wars, the last of which resulted in Tippu Sultan’s death and the incorporation of Mysore into the British Raj in 1799. 

Geographical Structure

It is situated on a tableland where the Western and Eastern Ghat ranges converge into the complex, in the western part of the Deccan Peninsular region of India. Karnataka extends to about 750 km from north to south and about 400 km from east to west.

1Total Area1,91,791km² ( 74,051/sq mi)
3The Rank of the stateArea Rank:-6th Population Rank:- 8th
4Population Density320/km²
5State Bounded ByGoa (northwest) Maharashtra (north) Telangana (northeast) Andhra Pradesh (East) Tamil Nadu (southeast) Kerala (south)
6Soil Black Soil Laterite Soil Red and Red loamy soil Alluvio-Colluvial soil Forest soil Coastal soil
7MineralsAsbestos Bauxite Chromite Dolomite Gold Iron ore Kaolin Limestone Magnesite Manganese Ochre Quartz Silica
8Major CropsSunflower Ragi Jowar Maize Pulses Sugarcane Cotton Tobacco Cardamom etc
9Forest Area 38720  km²
10.Hill rangeEastern Ghats Western Ghats Nilgiri Hills
11Major FloraCallophyllum tomentosa Callophyllum wightianum Garcina cambogia Artocarpus lacoocha,  Garcina morealla Flacourtia Montana Alstonia scholaris Flacourtia montan Artocarpus hirsutus etc
12Major Fauna Tiger Elephant Leopard Gaur Sambar Deer Chital Muntjac Bonnet macaque


Karnataka has tropical monsoon climate. Due to extraordinary diversity of topography main characteristics of this climate are hot and moist summers and cool and dry winters. The Maximum temperature rises to 38 degree in summer season.

Coastal Karnataka
1. Hot Climate
2. Rainy Tropical Monsoon Climate

Southern Island
1. Hot and Dry Climate

North Karnataka
1. Arid (not Hot)

Nickname of Cities

Karnataka have major recalled places of the country.

City NameLocation
Bengaluru or BangloreElectronic City of India Garden City of India IT Capital of India Science city of India Silicon Valley of India Space City
MysoreGreen City Heritage City Sandal Wood City
SakleshpurPoor Man’s Ooty
MangaloreRome of East
CoorgScotland of India

National Parks

NameArea LengthLocation
Kudremukh National Park600.32 km sqr. Chikkamagaluru district
Rajiv Gandhi National Park643 km Sqr.Veeranahosahalli
Bannerghatta National Park104.27km Sqr.Bannerughatta, Bengaluru,
Bandipur National Park880 km Sqr.Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur,
Anshi National Park340 km Sqr.Kodthalli

Wildlife Sanctuaries

NameArea Length
BiligirirangaSwamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary540 km Sqr.
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary526.96 km Sqr.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary492.46 km Sqr.

Dams and Rivers

Linganamakki DamSharavathi river
Kadra DamKalinadi River
Supa DamKalinadi River
Krishna Raja Sagara DamKaveri River
Harangi DamHarangi River
Narayanpur DamKrishna River
Kodasalli DamKali River
Basava SagaraKrishna River
Tunga Bhadra DamTungabhadra River
Alamatti DamKrishna River


  • Agara Lake
  • Bellandur Lake
  • Byrasandra Lake
  • Hebbal Lake
  • Kempambudhi Lake
  • Lalbagh Lake
  • Madiwala Lake
  • Puttenahalli Lake
  • Sankey Lake
  • Ulsoor Lake
  • Dalavai Lake
  • Devanoor Lake
  • Karanji lake
  • Kukkarahalli lake
  • Lingambudhi Lake
  • Honnamana Kere
  • Pampa Sarovar


Barkana Falls259 metres (850 ft)Shimoga
Jog Falls253 metres (830 ft)Shimoga
Magod Falls198 metres (650 ft)Uttara Kannada
Kunchikal Falls183 metres (600 ft)Udupi
Hebbe Falls168 metres (551 ft)Chikkamagaluru
Kalhatti Falls122 metres (400 ft)Chikkamagaluru
Keppa Falls116 metres (381 ft)Uttara Kannada
Koosalli Falls116 metres (381 ft)Udupi
Shivanasamudra Falls98 metres (322 ft)Mysore
Kedumari Falls91 metres(299 ft)Udupi
Muthyala Maduvu91 metres(299 ft)Bangalore Rural

**Highest Waterfall of India- Jog Falls, Karnataka**

Administrative Structure

For administrative purposes, Karnataka has been divided into four revenue divisions, 49 sub-divisions, 30 districts, 175 taluks and 745 hoblies / revenue circles.

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Banglore
2. Administrative HQ Banglore
3. Chief Ministers B. S. Yediyurappa(26 July 2019-present)
4. Governor Vajubhai Vala
6. State Animal Asian elephant
7. State Bird Indian Roller
8. State Flower Lotus
9. State Tree Sandalwood
10. No. of District 30
11. No. of Division 4(Bangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Mysore)
11. Loksabha Seats 28
12. Rajyasabha Seats 12
13. Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) 75
14. Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) 224
15. Major Airport
  • Bengaluru International Airport
  • Hubli Airport
  • Mangalore International Airport
  • Belgaum Airport
  • Bellary Airport
  • Gulbarga Airport
  • Mysore Airport
  • Jindal Vijaynagar Airport
16. Railway Stations
  • Mangalore Railway Stations
  • Mysore Railway Stations
  • Shimoga Railway Stations
  • Hubli Railway Stations
  • Chamarajanagar Railway Stations
17. Major Port New Mangalore Port
18. Official Language Kannada
19. Time Zone IST (UTC +5:30)
20. Postal Code Different according to Location
21. Vehicle Code KA —
22. Judiciary High court Karnataka
23. Seal




Not religious0.27%


M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBangalore
Sir M V StadiumMandya

Hydro-Electric Power Stations

Ghatprabha Hydroelectric ProjectGhataprabha
Bhadra Hydroelectric ProjectBhadra
Mallapur Hydroelectric ProjectTungabhadra
Seshadhri Iyer (Sivasamudram) Hydroelectric ProjectCauvery

Arts & Culture

Karnataka has a very rich cultural heritage, compounded by the contributions of successive dynasties, which have fostered various religions and philosophies that, in turn, have influenced literature, architecture, folklore, music, painting, and other arts. The town of Shravanabelagola, 56 miles (90 km) from Mysuru, is especially significant for its ancient buildings and monuments. It contains notable examples of architecture from the Mauryan empire (c. 321–185 BCE), as well as a colossal 10th-century stone figure of Bahubali (Gommateshvara), the Jain saint.

1Folk DanceDollu Kunitha Bharatanatyam Kuchipudi Kathak Yakshagana (Dance Drama)
2MusicGamaka Kannada Bhavageete Indian Classical Music
3Major FestivalUgadi (Kannada New Year) Makara Sankranti (the harvest festival) Ganesh Chaturthi Gowri Habba Ram Navami Naga Panchami Basava Jayanthi Deepavali Ramzan
4Cuisine (Famous Food)Ragi ball (Ragi mudde)
5Traditional DressMen   Shirt, Trousers and Salwar kameez Mysore Peta Pagadi Women Saree, Dhoti


Chennakesava TempleBelur
Kollur Mookambika TempleKollur
Gomateshwara TempleShravanabelagola
Hoysaleswara TempleHalebeedu
Gokarna Mahableshwar templeNorth Kannada district
Murudeshwara templeUttara Kannada District
Kukke Subramanya templeSouth Kannada District
Kateel Durgaparameshwari templeKateel town in Dakshina Kannada
Horanadu Annapurneshwari temple Mudigere – Taluk, Chikamagalur 
Guddattu Mahaganapathi templeYedyadi-Mathyadi
Sri Virupaksheshwara templeHampi


The economy of Karnataka is the fourth-largest of any Indian state.

1State GDP₹16.99 trillion (US$240 billion) (2019–20)
2Growth rate6.8% (2019-20 est.)
3Per capita income₹231,491 (US$3,200) (2018–19)
4GDP per capita rank7th
5Major IndustriesResearch and Development Headquarter of ISRO IT and ITeS Agro Aerospace Heavy Engineering Automobile Industries Biotechnology Companies Pharmaceutical Industry
6Major ImportsMineral fuels including oil Precious metals Electrical machinery, equipment Machinery including computers Organic chemicals Plastics, plastic articles
7Major exportsSoftwares Hardware Agriculture Products


Karnataka has one of the most highly educated states in India. The state has a large number of schools and educational institutions, nearly half of which are managed by the government; the remainder is operated by local boards and private bodies. Compulsory free primary education is provided in most towns and villages. Among Karnataka’s oldest and most prominent institutions of higher learning are the Indian Institute of Science (1909), Bangalore University (1964), and the University of Agricultural Sciences (1964)—all in Bengaluru—as well as the University of Mysore (1916) in Mysuru, Karnatak University (1949) in Dharwad, Gulbarga University (1980) in Kalaburagi, and Mangalore University (1980) in Mangaluru.

1.Literacy Rate 75.36%
4.No. of School78,096 (2018)
5.Affiliation BoardCBSE, ICSE, SSLC, NIOS
6.No. of University 58 
6.Colleges in Karnataka520 (Engineering, Law, Medical etc)

Heritage Sites

UNESCO Heritage Sites

  • Group of Monuments at Hampi
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
  • Western Ghats (Shared Site)

Other Heritage Sites

1Major Tourist PlacesBangalore Gokarna Chitradurga Fort Mysore Coorg Chikmagalur Belur Shravanabelagola Murudeshwar
2Major MonumentsGol Gumbaz Kittur fort Daria Daulat Bagh Shiva Temple Temples of Dhaneshwara Tombs of Prophets Malyappa and Monappa The old temple of Kameshwara

Famous Persons

Freedom FighterUmabai Kundapur. Krishnabai Panjekar. Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya. Yashodhara Dasappa. Tayamma Veerannagowda. Mahadevitayi Dodmane. Bellary Siddamma. Gowramma Venkataramayya
BollywoodShilpa Shetty Kundra Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Shamita Shetty Deepika Padukone Anushka Sharma Genelia D’Souza Prakash Raj Sunil Shetty Vishnuvardhan
WriterK. T. Achaya G. S. Amur U. R. Ananthamurthy Andayya Anjana Appachana D. L. Narasimhachar Shatavadhani Ganesh Phakirappa Gurubasappa Halakatti Adavi Jayatirthacharya Ganapatrao Maharaj Kannur Lakshmana Pandita
PoetP. V. Acharya Udyavara Madhava Acharya Gopalakrishna Adiga Srikrishna Alanahalli Akbar Ali Basava Chamarasa Cha. Fra. D’Costa
JournalistsM. T. V. Acharya Aravind Adiga Ravi Belagere Maa Naa Chowdappa Sucheta Dalal George Fernandes B. D. Ganapathy Samar Halarnkar B. M. Idinabba Vedam Jaishankar M. V. Kamath
AcademicsAnuradha TK Rohini Balakrishnan Krishna Bharadwaj Rajeshwari Chatterjee Rohini Godbole Nandini Harinath Ramarao Indira Devaki Jain
SportsmanTennis   Mahesh Bhupathi Rohan Bopanna Hockey Arjun Halappa M.P. Ganesh Cricket Mamatha Maben – captain of Women’s cricket team Anil Kumble Brijesh Patel BS Chandrasekhar E.A.S. Prasanna G.R. Vishwanath Javagal Srinath Rahul Dravid Robin Uthappa Roger Binny Shantha Rangaswamy – Captain Women’s Cricket Team Sunil Joshi Syed Kirmani Venkatesh Prasad Carrom RM Shankara Badminton Prakash Padukone Vimal Kumar Chess DV Prasad MS Thej Kumar
Padma BhushanV. Narahari Rao Kodandera Subayya Thimayya Narayan Subarao Hardikar Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa Kankanhalli Vasudevachary Satish Dhawan Raja Ramanna C. N. R. Rao Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Kuvempu Triloki Nath Chaturvedi Mallikarjun Mansur Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan Kishori Amonkar M. N. Venkatachaliah
Padma ShriKodaganur S. Gopinath Arundathi Nag B. Ramana Rao M. R. S. Rao Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath M. Annamalai Nomita Chandy Girish Kasaravalli Devanur Mahadeva Anita Reddy Anant Darshan Shankar Chittani Ramachandra Hegde K. Ullas Karanth

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Karnataka GK Important Questions

Q. In Which year the Mysore State was renamed as Karnataka?

A. 1973

Q. In which district the Hampi Mountains are located?

A. Bellary

Q. Total number of districts in Karnataka?

A. 30

Q. The highest wallfall Jogfall created by which river?

A. Sharavati River

Q. Who of the following is considered as the Father of Carnatic Music?

A. Purandara Dasa

Q. In which year was Kannada granted the status of a classical language by the Central Govt?

A. 2008

Q. Which of the following is the State flower of Karnataka?

A. Lotus

Q. Which of the following places is famous for metal handicraft known as Bidriware?

A. Bidar

Q. Which of the following districts is rich in iron ore deposits?

A. Ballari

Q. At which of the following places in Karnataka is a nuclear power plant located?

A. Kaiga

Q. Who was the longest serving Chief Minister of Karnataka?

A. D. Devaraj Urs

Q. When the first Anglo Mysore War was fought?

A. 1767

Q. The port Mangalore is located in which district?

A. Dakshina Kannada

Q. At which place is the historical monument Gol Gumbaz located?

A. Vijayapura

Q. At which of the following places is a branch of Karnataka High Court located?

A. Dharwad

Q. Who of the following is the author of the State anthem of Karnataka – Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate?

A. Kuvempu

Q. Who of the following is a National Film Award winning director as well as Jnanpith Award winning writer?

A. Girish Karnad

Q. In which city is the Central Institute of Indian Languages located?

A. Mysuru

Q. Who of the following was the first person to be awarded the Jnanpith Award for Kannada?

A. K Venkatappa Puttappa

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