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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Chamrajnagar is a district in southern Karnataka, India, bordering the modern Mysore District, as well as Erode District of Tamil Nadu and Wayanad District, in Kerala. The district was carved out of the original larger Mysore District. The district capital is the city of Chamarajanagar. It is the second-most backward district in Karnataka. It had a population of 965,462 of which 15.34 percent is urban as of 2001. Kannada being the state language of Karnataka is the main language in Chamarajanagar district. Chamarajanagar is known for a good extent of forest land within its boundaries.
 
Chamarajanagar is rich with religious sites of many religions. The temple in the MM Hills is the most famous one. The yearly car festival at the MM Hills brings many devotees. The temple situated within the MM Hills Reserve Forest, not very far from where the river Kaveri flows into Tamil Nadu. Even in Beligiri Rangana Betta also there is a Jatre which is quite famous in and around Chamarajanagar district. Chamarajeswara Rathothsawa is another religious naada habba for Chamarajanagara folks.
 
The district has its share of natural beauty. Since much of the southern area of the district is dense forest, it provided good refuge to the notorious bandit Veerappan, responsible for the death of over a hundred policemen. He was shot dead in an encounter with the specially formed Special Task Force in mid 2004, in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu. He had been on the run for several years. The presence of illegal quarrying for black stone imposes a great threat to the forests in the region.

It is also known as the city of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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