Gulbarga , which is also referred as Kalburgi is a city located in Karnataka and is also the administrative headquarters of Gulbarga District. It is situated 623 km away from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, and 200 km away from Hyderabad. The city was also part of Hyderabad and ruled by the Nizams.
The meaning of Gulbarga in poetic Persian is "place of flowers and petals". According to historians, it was Rashtrakutas and later Chalukyas who ruled over the region. The district had been part of the empires of kings of Delhi too.
The meaning of ‘Gul’ in Persian language is flower and ‘barga’ means garden. Thus, ‘Gulbarga’ means ‘flower garden’. There is also a fort of Gulbarga built in the city that is visited by the travellers taking a sojourn in the city. Gulbarga city is also known for being the highest producer of pigeon peas & toor dal in the state.
1,101,989 people according to 2014 Indian census
Kannada is the official language of the region
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