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Districts in Karnataka

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Karnataka has 30 districts and 4 administrative divisions to manage its three principal regions- the Coastal Plain region (known as Karavalli), the hilly region of the Western Ghats (known as Malenadu) and the elevated region of the Deccan Plateau (known as Bayalu Seeme).

District Administrative Structure in Karnataka

A district is an administrative geographical unit. As is the norm, every district in Karnataka is headed by a Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate, an officer who belongs to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is helped by several officers who belong to the Karnataka Civil Service and other Karnataka State Services.

Every district has a Superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service, who is responsible for maintaining the law and order and other related issues of the district. He gets assistance from the officers of the Karnataka Police Service and other Karnataka Police officials.

Each of the districts is assigned a Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service, who is entrusted the responsibility of managing the forests, the environment and wild-life of the district. He receives assistance from the officers of the Karnataka Forest Service and other Karnataka Forest officials and Karnataka wildlife officials.

The responsibility of Sectorial development lies with the district head of each development department such as Agriculture, Education, Health, PWD, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to the various state services.

Karnataka Districts Map. Created by PlaneMad

Administrative Divisions of Karnataka

The four administrative divisions of Karnataka are:

  1. Bangalore Division
  2. Belgaum Division
  3. Kalaburagi Division
  4. Mysore Division

The 30 districts of the state are divided under the four administrative divisions.

Bangalore DivisionBelgaum DivisionKalaburagi DivisionMysore Division
Bengaluru UrbanBagalkotBellaryChamarajanagar
Bengaluru RuralBelgaumBidarChikkamagaluru
ChikkaballapurVijayapuraKalaburagiDakshina Kannada
ChitradurgaDharwadKoppalHassan
DavanagereGadagRaichurKodagu
KolarHaveriYadgirMandya
RamanagaraUttara KannadaMysuru
ShivamoggaUdupi
Tumakuru

Districts of Karnataka

The following is the list of districts in Karnataka:

DistrictEstablishedSubdivisionsArea
Bagalkot (Map)15 August 1997· Badami
· Bagalkot
· Bilgi
· Hungund
· Jamkhandi
· Mudhol
6,575 sq. km
(2,539 sq. mi)
Bengaluru Urban (Map)1 November 1956· Anekal
· Bengaluru North
· Bengaluru East
· Bengaluru South
2,190 sq. km
(850 sq. mi)
Bengaluru Rural (Map)15 August 1986·         Devanahalli2,259 sq. km
(872 sq. mi)
·         Doddaballapura
·         Hoskote
·         Nelamangala
Belagavi (Map)1 November 1956·         Athni13,415 sq. km
(5,180 sq. mi)
·         Bailahongal
·         Belagavi
·         Chikodi
·         Gokak
·         Hukkeri
·         Khanapur
·         Kittur
·         Raybag
·         Ramdurg
·         Saundatti
Bellary (Map)1 November 1956·         Ballari8,450 sq. km
(3,260 sq. mi)
·         Hosapete
·         Kampli
·         Hoovina Hadagalli
·         Kudligi
·         Sanduru
·         Siruguppa
Bidar (Map)1 November 1956·         Bidar5,448 sq. km
(2,103 sq. mi)
·         Basavakalyan
·         Bhalki
·         Homnabad
·         Aurad
Vijayapura (Map)1 November 1956·         Vijayapura10,494 sq. km
(4,052 sq. mi)
·         Indi
·         Muddebihal
·         Sindgi
·         Basavana Bagevadi
Chamarajanagar (Map)15 August 1997·         Chamrajnagar5,101 sq. km
(1,970 sq. mi)
·         Gundlupet
·         Kollegal
·         Yelandur
Chikballapur (Map)10 September 2007·         Bagepalli4,524 sq. km
(1,747 sq. mi)
·         Chikballapur
·         Chintamani
·         Gauribidanur
·         Gudibanda
·         Sidlaghatta
Chikkamagaluru (Map)1 November 1956·         Chikkamagaluru7,201 sq. km
(2,780 sq. mi)
·         Kadur
·         Koppa
·         Mudigere
·         Narasimharajapura
·         Sringeri
·         Tarikere
Chitradurga (Map)1 November 1956·         Challakere8,440 sq. km
(3,260 sq. mi)
·         Chitradurga
·         Hiriyur
·         Holalkere
·         Hosadurga
·         Molakalmuru
Dakshina Kannada (Map)1 November 1956·         Bantwal
·         Beltangadi
·         Mangaluru4,560 sq. km
·         Puttur(1,760 sq. mi)
·         Sulya
Davanagere (Map)15 August 1997·         Channagiri5,924 sq. km
(2,287 sq. mi)
·         Davanagere
·         Harihar
·         Harpanahalli
·         Honnali
·         Jagalur
Dharwad (Map)1 November 1956·         Dharwad4,260 sq. km
(1,640 sq. mi)
·         Hubballi
·         Kalghatgi
·         Kundgol
·         Navalgund
Gadag (Map)24 August 1997·         Gadag-Betigeri4,656 sq. km
(1,798 sq. mi)
·         Mundargi
·         Nargund
·         Ron
·         Shirhatti
Kalaburagi (Map)1 November 1956·         Afzalpur10,951 sq. km
(4,228 sq. mi)
·         Aland
·         Chincholi
·         Chitapur
·         Kalaburagi
·         Jevargi
·         Sedam
Hassan (Map)1 November 1956·         Alur6,814 sq. km
(2,631 sq. mi)
·         Arkalgud
·         Arsikere
·         Belur
·         Channarayapattana
·         Hassan
·         Holenarsipur
·         Sakleshpur
Haveri (Map)24 August 1997·         Byadgi4,823 sq. km
(1,862 sq. mi)
·         Hangal
·         Haveri
·         Hirekerur
·         Ranibennur
·         Savanur
·         Shiggaon
Kodagu (Map)1 November 1956·         Madikeri4,102 sq. km
(1,584 sq. mi)
·         Somvarpet
·         Virajpet
Kolar (Map)1 November 1956·         Bangarapet
·         Kolar
·         Malur3,969 sq. km
·         Mulbagal(1,532 sq. mi)
·         Srinivaspur
Koppal (Map)24 August 1997·         Gangawati
·         Koppal7,189 sq. km
·         Kushtagi(2,776 sq. mi)
·         Yelbarga
Mandya (Map)1 November 1956 ·         Krishnarajpet
·         Maddur
·         Malavalli
·         Mandya4,961 sq. km
·         Nagamangala(1,915 sq. mi)
·         Pandavapura
·         Shrirangapattana
Mysuru (Map)1 November 1956·  Heggadadevana Kote6,854 sq. km
(2,646 sq. mi)
·  Hunsur
·         Krishnarajanagara
·  Mysuru
·  Nanjangud
· Piriyapatna
· T. Narsipur
Raichur (Map)1 November 1956· Devadurga6,827 sq. km
(2,636 sq. mi)
·  Lingsugur
· Manvi
·         Raichur
·         Sindhnur
Ramanagara (Map)10 September 2007·         Channapatna3,556 sq. km
(1,373 sq. mi)
·         Kanakapura
·         Ramanagara
·         Magadi
Shivamogga (Map)1 November 1956·         Bhadravati8,477 sq. km
(3,273 sq. mi)
·         Hosanagara
·         Sagar
·         Shikaripura
·         Shivamogga
·         Sorab
·         Thirthahalli
Tumakuru (Map)1 November 1956·         Chiknayakanhalli10,597 sq. km
(4,092 sq. mi)
·         Gubbi
·         Koratagere
·         Kunigal
·         Madhugiri
·         Pavagada
·         Sira
·         Tiptur
·         Tumakuru
·         Turuvekere
Udupi (Map)25 August 1997·         Udupi3,880 sq. km
(1,500 sq. mi)
·         Brahmavara
·         Karkal
·         Kundapura
·         Byndoor
Uttara Kannada (Map)1 November 1956·         Ankola10,291 sq.km
(3,973 sq. mi)
·         Bhatkal
·         Haliyal
·         Honnavar
·         Joida
·         Karwar
·         Kumta
·         Mundgod
·         Siddapur
·         Sirsi
·         Yellapur
Yadgir (Map)30 December 2009·         Shahpur5,273 sq. km
(2,036 sq. mi)
·         Shorapur
·         Yadgir
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