• The population of the state is 6.1 crores, 61.33% rural and 38.67% urban.
  • Karnataka has 224 seats. 51 seats are reserved – 36 for SC and 15 for ST.
  • State is divided into six regions – Old Mysuru, Bengaluru city, Hyderabad Karnataka, Bombay Karnataka, Karavali and Central Karnataka.
  • Old Mysuru has the highest number of seats followed by Bombay Karnataka and Hyderabad Karnataka.
Region Districts No. of Seats
Old Mysuru Hassan, Mandya, Mysore, Tumkur, Kolar, Chamranjnagar 64
Bengaluru City Bangalore, Bangalore Rural 28
Hyderabad Karnataka Gulbarga, Bidar, Bellary, Raichur, Koppal 40
Bombay Karnataka Bijapur, Bagalkot, Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag, Uttar Kannad, Haveri 50
Karavali (Coastal & Hills) Udupi, Dakshin Kannad, Kodagu (Mangalore) 19
Central Karnataka Devangere, Shimoga, Chikmangalur, Chitradurga 23
Total 224

 

  • In 2013, Congress and BJP got highest number of seats from Bombay Karnataka while JDS from Old Mysuru region.
  • Old Mysuru witnessed a tough fight between Congress and JDS as both Siddaramaiah and Deve Gowda belong to this region.
  • Bengaluru City witnessed a tough contest between Congress and BJP. BJP normally does better in urban areas across India.
Region Seats INC BJP JDS OTH
Old Mysuru 64 30 4 25 5
Bengaluru City 28 13 12 3 0
Hyderabad Karnataka 40 23 5 5 7
Bombay Karnataka 50 31 13 1 5
Karavali (Coastal & Hills) 19 13 3 0 3
Central Karnataka 23 12 3 6 2
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