List of districts in Karnataka

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The Indian State of Karnataka is divided into 30 districts and 4 administrative divisions. The state is geographically consisted of 4 principal regions: the coastal region of Karavali, the hilly Malenadu region comprising the Western Ghats, Are Malnadu region of Kolar, Bengaluru and Tumakuru and the Bayaluseeme region comprising the plains of the Deccan plateau.

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

Belagavi Division Bengaluru Division Kalaburagi Division Mysuru Division
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Alphabetical listing of districts[change | change source]

Code[1] District Headquarters[2] Established[3][4] 'Subdivisions'(Taluka) Population[5](As of 2011) Area[2] Population density[5](As of 2011) Map
BK Bagalkot Bagalkot 15 August 1997[6] 1,889,752 6,575 km2 (2,539 sq mi) 288/km2 (750/sq mi) Karnataka Bagalkot locator map.svg
BN Bengaluru Urban Bengaluru 1 November 1956 9,621,551 2,190 km2 (850 sq mi) 4,393/km2 (11,380/sq mi) Karnataka Bangalore Urban locator map.svg
BR Bengaluru Rural Bengaluru 15 August 1986[8] 990,923 2,259 km2 (872 sq mi) 431/km2 (1,120/sq mi) Karnataka Bangalore Rural locator map.svg
BG Belagavi Belagavi 1 November 1956 4,779,661 13,415 km2 (5,180 sq mi) 356/km2 (920/sq mi) Karnataka Belgaum locator map.svg
BL Bellary Ballari 1 November 1956 2,452,595 8,450 km2 (3,260 sq mi) 290/km2 (750/sq mi) Karnataka Bellary locator map.svg
BD Bidar Bidar 1 November 1956 1,703,300 5,448 km2 (2,103 sq mi) 313/km2 (810/sq mi) Karnataka Bidar locator map.svg
BJ Vijayapura Vijayapura 1 November 1956 2,177,331 10,494 km2 (4,052 sq mi) 207/km2 (540/sq mi) Karnataka Bijapur locator map.svg
CJ Chamarajanagar Chamarajanagar 15 August 1997[6] 1,020,791 5,101 km2 (1,970 sq mi) 181/km2 (470/sq mi) Karnataka Chamarajanagar locator map.svg
Chikballapur Chikballapur 10 September 2007[6] 1,255,104 4,524 km2 (1,747 sq mi)[9] 296/km2 (770/sq mi) Karnataka Chikballapur locator map.svg
CK Chikkamagaluru Chikkamagaluru 1 November 1956 1,137,961 7,201 km2 (2,780 sq mi) 158/km2 (410/sq mi) Karnataka Chikmagalur locator map.svg
CT Chitradurga Chitradurga 1 November 1956 1,659,456 8,440 km2 (3,260 sq mi) 197/km2 (510/sq mi) Karnataka Chitradurga locator map.svg
DK Dakshina Kannada Mangaluru 1 November 1956 2,089,649 4,560 km2 (1,760 sq mi) 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi) Karnataka DK locator map.svg
DA Davanagere Davanagere 15 August 1997[6] 1,945,497 5,924 km2 (2,287 sq mi) 328/km2 (850/sq mi) Karnataka Davanagere locator map.svg
DH Dharwad Dharwad 1 November 1956 1,847,023 4,260 km2 (1,640 sq mi) 434/km2 (1,120/sq mi) Karnataka Dharwad locator map.svg
GA Gadag Gadag 24 August 1997[6] 1,064,570 4,656 km2 (1,798 sq mi) 229/km2 (590/sq mi) Karnataka Gadag locator map.svg
GU Kalaburagi Kalaburagi 1 November 1956 2,566,326 10,951 km2 (4,228 sq mi) 234/km2 (610/sq mi) Karnataka Gulbarga locator map.svg
HS Hassan Hassan 1 November 1956 1,776,421 6,814 km2 (2,631 sq mi) 261/km2 (680/sq mi) Karnataka Hassan locator.svg
HV Haveri Haveri 24 August 1997[6] 1,597,668 4,823 km2 (1,862 sq mi) 331/km2 (860/sq mi) Karnataka Haveri locator map.svg
KD Kodagu Madikeri 1 November 1956 554,519 4,102 km2 (1,584 sq mi) 135/km2 (350/sq mi) Karnataka Kodagu locator map.svg
KL Kolar Kolar 1 November 1956 1,536,401 3,969 km2 (1,532 sq mi)[10] 386/km2 (1,000/sq mi) Karnataka Kolar locator map.svg
KP Koppal Koppal 24 August 1997[6] 1,389,920 7,189 km2 (2,776 sq mi) 250/km2 (650/sq mi) Karnataka Koppal locator map.svg
MA Mandya Mandya 1 November 1956
(29 August 1939)[11][12]
1,805,769 4,961 km2 (1,915 sq mi) 364/km2 (940/sq mi) Karnataka Mandya locator map.svg
MY Mysuru Mysuru 1 November 1956 3,001,127 6,854 km2 (2,646 sq mi) 476/km2 (1,230/sq mi) Karnataka Mysore locator map.svg
RA Raichur Raichur 1 November 1956 1,928,812 6,827 km2 (2,636 sq mi) 228/km2 (590/sq mi) Karnataka Raichur locator map.svg
Ramanagara Ramanagara 10 September 2007[6] 1,082,636 3,556 km2 (1,373 sq mi) 308/km2 (800/sq mi) Karnataka Ramanagara locator map.svg
SH Shivamogga Shivamogga 1 November 1956 1,752,753 8,477 km2 (3,273 sq mi) 207/km2 (540/sq mi) Karnataka Shimoga locator map.svg
TU Tumakuru Tumakuru 1 November 1956 2,678,980 10,597 km2 (4,092 sq mi) 253/km2 (660/sq mi) Karnataka Tumkur locator map.svg
UD Udupi Udupi 25 August 1997[6] 1,177,361 3,880 km2 (1,500 sq mi) 329/km2 (850/sq mi) Karnataka Udupi locator map.svg
UK Uttara Kannada Karwar 1 November 1956 1,437,169 10,291 km2 (3,973 sq mi) 140/km2 (360/sq mi) Karnataka UK locator map.svg
Yadgir Yadgir 30 December 2009[13] 1,174,271 5,273 km2 (2,036 sq mi) 223/km2 (580/sq mi) Karnataka Yadgir locator map.svg

References[change | change source]

  1. "NIC Policy on format of e-mail Address: Appendix (2): Districts Abbreviations as per ISO 3166–2" (PDF). Ministry Of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. 2004-08-18. pp. 5–10. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Know India — Districts of Karnataka". Government of India portal. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  3. Here 'Established' means year of establishment as a district of Karnataka. If the district was formed earlier to the formation of district in the state of Karnataka, 1 November 1956 will be considered as the day of establishment of the district.
  4. "STATES REORGANISATION ACT 1956 - Formation of a new Mysore State". Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.census2011.co.in/census/state/districtlist/karnataka.html
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 "A Handbook of Karnataka — Administration" (PDF). Government of Karnataka. pp. 354, 355. Archived from the original (pdf) on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  7. "Bagalkot district statistics- Area and Population" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  8. "District Profile". Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  9. "District Profile — Area and population". Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  10. "Kolar district at a glance" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 12 March 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  11. Note: This date means the day when the district was initially formed, even before the formation of the state of Karnataka(Mysuru). Hence 1 November 1956 will be considered as the day of formation of district in the state of Karnataka
  12. "Formation of Mandya district". Retrieved 18 November 2010.
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