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A fast growing metropolis, the garden city of Bangalore is the
capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Situated at
about 1000 meters above sea level, it is known for its salubrious
climate. The maximum temperature in February is around 28 degrees
C and the minimum around 20 degrees C. It is connected by air,
rail and road to all major cities of the country and has direct
international connections to many cities worldwide.
Bangalore has many imposing structures embracing historic and
modern architecture. The majestic Vidhana Soudha, a magnificent
post-independence structure housing the State legislature and
Secretariat, stands in the center of the city with its attractive
dome and galleries.
The city has several institutions of Learning and Research. Many
of them such as the Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research
Institute, National Institute of Mental health and Neuro-Sciences,
National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore University have earned
The city abounds in picturesque parks and gardens and other scenic
spots. The extensive stretch of green land of Cubbon Park and the
enchanting botanical gardens with Glass-House of Lal-Bagh, both
situated right in the middle of the metropolis, lend all the
charming grandeur to the city. About 20 Km from the city is
situated the Bannerghatta National Park.
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Bangalore has the impeccable record of highest growth in 20
years.(as of 2005)
Bangalore has highest number of Pubs in Asia.
Bangalore has highest number of cigarette smokers in India.
Bangalore has the highest number of software companies in
India 242, followed by Hyderabad -178, Pune - 127. Hence called
the Silicon Valley of India.
Bangalore has 21 engineering colleges, which is highest in the
world in any given city.
Bangalore University has 57 Engineering Colleges affiliated to
it, which is highest in the world.
Bangalore is the only city in the world to have commercial and
defence airport operating from the same strip.
Bangalore was the first city in India to receive electricity.
Bangalore has highest number of Public sectors and Government
organizations in India.
Bangalore University has highest number of students going
Abroad for higher studies taking the first place from IIT-Kanpur.
Bangalore has only 41% of local population(i.e.Kannadigas).
Hence a true cosmopolitan with around 21% Tamilians, 15% Telugites,
11% Keralites, 6% Europeans, 6% a mixture of all races.
Bangalore Police has the reputation of being the second best
in India after New Delhi Police.
Bangalore has the highest density of traffic in India.
Bangalore has the highest number of 2-wheelers in the world
and also the dubious reputation for the highest 2-wheeler thefts.
Bangalore is considered the Fashion Capital of East comparable
Bangalore is rated one of the Cleanest cities in India.
Bangalore has produced the maximum International Sports
persons in India for all sports ahead of even Mumbai & Delhi.
Bangalore has the highest number of Anglo-Indians in India.
Bangalore has the richest people in India. The line of poverty
is the least of all cities of the world.
Bangalore has produced the maximum number of scientists
considered for Nobel Prize nominations (from India).
Bangalore's Lalbagh botanical gardens is credited to have one
of the most diverse man made collection of flora.
Bangalore has produced the highest number of professionals in
USA almost 60% of the Indian population abroad is from Bangalore
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