Karnataka General Knowledge (GK), Books, Notes and MCQ Questions Answers PDF for competitive exams in Hindi and English for free download.
Important GK facts about Karnataka
Here are some Important General Knowledge facts about Karnataka :
- Karnataka was formed on 1 November 1956 under the States Reorganization Act. Earlier it was called Mysore State.
- It was renamed Karnataka in 1973. It is bordered by the Arabian Sea in the west, Goa in the northwest, Maharashtra in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the east, Tamil Nadu in the southeast and Kerala in the south.
- The state is the eighth largest with 29 districts. Kannada is the official and most spoken language of the state.
- There are 30 districts in the state of Karnataka—Bagalkote, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamarajanagar, Chikballapur, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Yadgir.
- About 56% of the population of Karnataka is engaged in agriculture and allied activities.
- 64.6% of the state’s total land, ie 1.23 crore hectares of land, is engaged in agriculture.
- Awards -Karnataka Ratna Award (Literature, Art, Music, Social Work)
- Karnataka was ruled by Nanda, Maurya and Satavahana kings. After that, the Kadambas and Gangas of Banavasi had the authority.
- The huge statue of Gomateshwara (Shravanbelgola) was made by Chamundaraya. Pulakeshin II ruled from Narmada to Kaveri. The Chalukyas built various temples.
- Kannada literature flourished during this period. The Chalukya kings of Kalyani and their later Hoysala chieftains of Halebid built beautiful temples and encouraged literature and fine arts.
- The Bahmani Sultans and the Adilshahs of Bijapur built grand buildings in the Indo-Saracenic style. With the arrival of the Portuguese, cultivation of tobacco, maize, chili, groundnut, potato, etc. started in the state.
- After the defeat of Tipu Sullan (1799) and Peshwa (1818), Karnataka came under British rule.
- After independence, the state of Mysore was formed in the year 1953 and various areas with a majority of Kannada speakers were integrated. In the year 1973, its name was changed to Karnataka.
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Karnataka GK PDF in English
Name : Karnataka GK
Medium : English
Source of PDF : https://www.karnataka.gov.in/english
PDF Pages : 49
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