9 Facts About Karnataka

1. One of the most popular sports in Karnataka is cricket.

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2. Some of the regional languages in Karnataka are Tulu, Kodava, Konkani and Beary.

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3. Apart from Kannadigas, Karnataka is home to Tuluvas, Kodavas and Konkanis.

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4. Since the 1980s, Karnataka has emerged as the pan-Indian leader in the field of IT.

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5. The official emblem of Karnataka has a Ganda Berunda in the centre.

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6. Government of Karnataka is headed by the Chief Minister who is chosen by the ruling party members of the Legislative Assembly.

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7. Some of the important rivers in Karnataka are Kaveri, Tungabhadra, Krishna, Malaprabha and the Sharavathi.

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8. The highest point in Karnataka is the Mullayanagiri hills in Chickmagalur district which has an altitude of 1,929 metres.

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9. Economy of Karnataka is the fifth-largest state economy in India with 14.08 lakh crore in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of 174,000 (US$2,400).

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