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Interesting facts about Bengaluru

Interested to know about Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka? Read on to know some very interesting facts about Bengaluru.


Bengaluru, or Bangalore, lies in the south western part of India. It is the capital of the state Karnataka. Always regarded as an important city, Bengaluru is a prominent education and business hub in India. A modern city, Bengaluru has a host of flourishing sectors. These include

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Aerospace
  • Education
  • Real estate
  • Telecom
  • Hospitality
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Biotechnology
  • Media
  • Tourism

Bengaluru is one of the most beautiful places in India. It is also known as the ‘Garden City of India'. This is because of the numerous parks and gardens located in many parts of Bengaluru. The city has well-maintained roads, good railways and airways. This is highly useful for tourists as well as students who come here to pursue higher education.

Bengaluru interesting facts

Bengaluru is one of the most popular historical cities in India. The city has a host of interesting information related to it. Go through some interesting facts about Bengaluru. These important facts about Bengaluru will surely interest you. You are most probably unfamiliar with these Bengaluru facts.

  • Bengaluru is considered to be the cleanest Indian city.
  • It is the only city that has a commercial and a defense airport functioning from the same strip.
  • As many as 57 Engineering colleges are affiliated to the Bengaluru University. This is the highest for any university in the world.
  • Bengaluru has as many as 212 software companies. Nor for nothing is it called the ‘Silicon Valley of India'.
  • Bengaluru is the wealthiest city in India as well as the world. Very few people live below poverty line in the city.
  • The city has the maximum number of pubs.
  • The city has the most number of Indian scientists nominated for Nobel Prize.
  • It was the first Indian city to be electrified.
  • The police force in this city is regarded as the second best in India. New Delhi Police force is considered the best.
  • This city has the maximum number of two wheelers in the world.
  • It is generally regarded to be the fastest growing Indian metropolis.
  • The name Bengaluru has been in use since 2006. It was in 2006 that the name of Bangalore was changed to Bengaluru. 'Bengaluru' is the actual pronunciation of Bangalore in Kannada, the principal language of Karnataka.
  • It is the third most populated city in India.
  • Bengaluru is situated on the Deccan Plateau.
  • It has produced the most number of sports persons in India who have made a mark in international arena.
  • The city has the maximum number of sports persons.
  • Bengaluru has the maximum number of breweries in the world.
  • It is the only Indian city that has the most number of worship houses for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians.
  • The most number of government organizations and public sectors are located in Bengaluru.

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