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Bayaluseeme or Bayalu Seeme
Bayalu Seeme
is the area lying to the east of Malenadu, a region of Karnataka
state in India. The area is largely open plain, with few hillocks. It includes the districts of Bangalore, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Hassan, Haveri, Mandya, Tumkur, the eastern edge of Uttara Kannada.


1 Etymology 2 Demographics 3 Topography

3.1 Northern Bayalu Seeme 3.2 Southern Bayalu Seeme

4 Vegetation 5 See also 6 References

Etymology[edit] This name is possibly derived from Kannada
word bayaluseemae, meaning "plain ground" or "open ground" as it gives an unobstructed view of the neighbouring locality. It is also sometimes called Maidaana. Maidaana is a Persian term, which translates literally as 'field', and may be used to describe any open plain, park or square. Demographics[edit] The food, dialects, and lifestyles in Bayalu Seeme
Bayalu Seeme
vary greatly with location. Bayalu Seeme
Bayalu Seeme
is an unofficial region of Karnataka
state of Southern India. It lies on the Deccan plateau, east of the hilly Malnad
region, which includes the eastern foothills of the Western Ghats range. Topography[edit] Bayalu Seeme
Bayalu Seeme
has a gently rolling surface, punctuated by several of the large rivers that rise in the Western Ghats
Western Ghats
and flow eastward to empty into the Bay of Bengal.[1] It is often subdivided into the northern and southern Bayalu Seeme. Northern Bayalu Seeme[edit] Northern Bayalu Seeme
Bayalu Seeme
is a dry, mostly treeless expanse of plateau, its elevation being between 300 and 700 meters. It covers Belgaum district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Bagalkot
district, Bijapur district, Chitradurga
district, Dharwad
district, Gulbarga district and Raichur district. It is drained by the Krishna River
Krishna River
and its tributaries the Bhima River, Ghataprabha River, Malaprabha River, and Tungabhadra River. It mostly lies within the Deccan thorn scrub forests' ecoregion, which extends north into eastern Maharashtra
and east into Telangana. Southern Bayalu Seeme[edit] Southern Bayalu Seeme, also known as the Southern Karnataka
Plateau, is made up of the low rolling granite hills from 600 to 900 meters elevation. It is bounded on the west by the Western Ghats
Western Ghats
and on the south and east by ranges of hills, and on the north it drops to the lower-elevation northern Maidan. It includes Bangalore
Urban district, Bangalore
Rural district, Chamarajanagar district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mandya
district, Mysuru district, and Tumkur
district. Most of the southern Maidan is covered by the South Deccan Plateau
Deccan Plateau
dry deciduous forests ecoregion, which extends south into eastern Tamil Nadu. Vegetation[edit] Bayalu Seeme
Bayalu Seeme
lies in the rain shadow of the Western Ghats, and is generally much drier than coastal Karnataka
and the Western Ghats.[1] The region was originally covered by extensive, open-canopied Tropical dry deciduous forests, characterized by the trees Acacia, Albizia
and Hardwickia. But much of the original forest has been cleared for agriculture, timber,[2] grazing and firewood. Overexploitation
of the forests for fuelwood and fodder has resulted in much of the original forest being degraded into thickets[2] and scrublands. Canthium
parriflorum, Cassia auriculata, Dodonea viscosa, Erythroxylum
monogynum, Pterolobium hexapetalum
Pterolobium hexapetalum
and Euphorbia antiquorum are species typical of the thicket and scrubland vegetation. Some of the larger towns and cities of the Maidan include Bangalore, Mysore, Tumkur, Chitradurga, Bellary, Raichur, Hubli-Dharwad, and Davangere. Grazing and agriculture are the mainstays of the region, and the main crops include cotton, sorghum, millet and peanuts. See also[edit]

Division Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary Kaveri River


^ a b  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "India". Encyclopædia Britannica. 14 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 376, 379.  ^ a b "A Terrible Struggle". The Sydney Mail. 1889-12-21. Retrieved