Karnataka • state in southern India

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Karnataka is a state in southwestern India created in 1956 under the name of Mysore State and renamed to Karnataka in 1973. The state capital is Bangalore (Bengaluru). Karnataka has about 62 million inhabitants, which makes it the 8th state of India by its population while it is the 6th by its area.

The region has been inhabited since the Paleolithic and has housed some of the most powerful kingdoms from antiquity to the Middle Ages.

The capital Bangalore is also the center of the new Indian economy based on new technologies.


History of Karnataka


Many traces of Paleolithic, Neolithic and Megalithic culture have been found in Karnataka and it is likely that as early as 3000 BC, Karnataka had contact with the Indus Valley Civilization.

In the 3rd century BC, Karnataka was part of the Nanda empire before belonging to the empire of the Buddhist emperor Ashoka.

Then, the Satavahana (or Andhras) dynasty reigned over the region for 4 centuries.

Other dynasties followed one another before the cultural golden age of the region from the 11th century with the Hoysalas. The Hoysalas fiercely resisted Muslim invasions in southern India.

But in 1565, all of southern India fell to a confederation of Islamic sultanates and ruled the region until the Mughal invasion at the end of the 17th century.

In 1799, the region was integrated into the British raj in the form of princely states subservient to the colonial power. Numerous revolts marked the British presence in southern India and after Independence, the State of Mysore rallied to the Indian confederation. Mysore State will be renamed to Karnataka in 1973.




In addition to agriculture, which occupies more than 50% of the population, new technologies are the economic spearhead of Karnataka. Information technology has particularly developed in Bangalore and major investments have been made in the field of renewable energies. Another important area for the region is biotechnology.

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