Information about Karnataka

State Information
ISO Code KA
Vehicle Code KA
Capital Bangalore
Largest City Bangalore
Formation Date Nov 1, 1956 (60 years ago)
Population 61,095,297
Area 191,791 km2
Official Languages Kannada
Other Official Languages
Information about the name Karnataka
Name in State Language ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ (Kannada)
Meaning of the name Lofty Land
Additional Information From karu + nad = karnad, which means "lofty land", referring to the Deccan plateau. karnataka is the adjectival form of karnad, and means "of karnad". In 1947, this state was formed from the princely state of Mysore. In 1956, the Kannada-speaking regions of neighboring states were added to Mysore state. The name was changed to Karnataka in 1973.
Information about Chief Minister of Karnataka
Name of the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
Chief Minister since May 13, 2013 (4 years ago)
Party Name Indian National Congress
Information about Governor of Karnataka
Name of the Governor Vajubhai Vala
Governor since Sep 1, 2014 (2 years ago)