Tulu Nadu, also called as Tulunaad, is a region on the southwestern coast of India. The Tulu people, known as 'Tuluva' (plural 'Tuluver'), speakers of Tulu, a Dravidian language, are the preponderant ethnic group of this region. South Canara, an erstwhile district and a historical area, encompassing the undivided territory of the contemporary Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, and Kasaragod districts, forms the cultural area of the Tuluver.
|Districts||Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Kasaragod|
|No. of districts & Talukas||3 District and 18 Taluks|
|• Total||10,432 km2 (4,028 sq mi)|
|• Density||356.1/km2 (922/sq mi)|
|• Official||Kannada, Malayalam|
|• Spoken||Tulu, Kundagannada, Konkani, Beary, Arebhashe|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||0824, 0825|
|ISO 3166 code||ISO 3166-2:IN|
|Vehicle registration||KA19, KA20, KA21, KA62, KA70, KL14.|
Historically, Tulu Nadu lay between the Gangavali River (Uttara Kannada district) in the north and the Chandragiri River (Kasaragod taluka) in the south. Currently, Tulu Nadu consists of the Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka, and the northern parts of the Kasaragod district of Kerala up to the Chandragiri River.
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Tulu is a southern Dravidian language that's spoken by 1.85 million people in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kerala's Kasargod district.