Definitions for kanarakəˈnɑr ə, ˈkɑ nər ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ka•na•rakəˈnɑr ə, ˈkɑ nər ə(n.)
a region in SW India, on the Deccan Plateau. ab. 60,000 sq. mi. (155,400 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
a historical region of southwestern India on the west coast
The Kanara or Canara region which is also known as Coastal Karnataka comprises three coastal districts of Karnataka, namely Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada and Kasaragod Taluk of Kerala in southwestern India. Kanara forms the southern part of the Konkan coast. The length of this region from north to south is around 300 km and width varies from 30 km to 110 km. The region is characterised by swaying palms and swift brooks running towards the Arabian Sea.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a rainy district on the W. coast of India, between Goa and Malabar, mostly malarial forest country, with the Ghat Mountains and many rivers. North Kanara (446) is in Bombay Presidency. South Kanara (1,056), capital Mangalore, is in Madras.
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