Karnataka is one of the major states in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent. Its territory covers an area of 191,791 square km (74,051 sq. mi). It accounts for 5.83 percent of the total area of the country (32.88 lakh sq. km). Area-wise Karnataka is the seventh largest state in India.
In terms of area, Belagavi is the largest district of the state. It spreads over 13,415 sq. km (5,180 sq. mi). Bengaluru Urban is the smallest district of Karnataka. It covers an area of just 2,190 sq. km2 (850 sq. mi) in Karnataka.