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Karnataka (India)

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I don't know the history of Karnataka's flag at all, but I do remember that during the State Day, almost everyone was flying Karnataka's flag (including most of the autorickshaws). It was a two-toned flag, with a red stripe and (I believe) a white stripe. It was not the same colors as the Mysore princely state's flag, which can be found on this website, even though Karnataka is basically the Mysore princely state with a few other "Kannada speaking" areas. In Mysore itself, the royal crest and even pictures of the present Maharaja are everywhere. The Maharaja is still quite respected. He holds no official function, but is consistently elected as Mysore's representative to the state assembly.

Contributed by Bryan Siegfried, 17 March 1999

I visited Karnataka (Bangalore) in mid January and saw many state flags hoisted in buildings. These were red over yellow bicolour flags and people in the state confirmed that it is a current state flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 March 1999


City Corporation of Bangalore

[City Corporation of Bangalore] by Raamesh Gowri Raghavan

This is a representation of the flag of the City Corporation of Bangalore (Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike), capital of Karnataka state in India. The flag has panels of green and yellow, with the Bangalore City Corporation emblem in the centre in a white circle. I have seen this flag flying along with the Indian tricolour over the Corporation headquarters, but nowhere else in Bangalore. I guess it might be an official flag. The emblem represented in the image is as I saw it on the Bangalore Corporation website, but the one on the actual flag might differ.
Raamesh Gowri Raghavan, 27 May 2002

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