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The 20 facts about Bangalore

Aren't we proud to be a part of the silicon valley, to experience the best colleges and to feel the splendid climate? Read the 20 facts about Bangalore.

 

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The following are the 20 facts about Bangalore:

  • Bangalore has the highest number of pubs in India and hence it is known as the Pub city.
  • Bangalore has the highest number of breweries in the world.
  • Bangalore has the highest number of software companies in India – 212, followed by Hyderabad – 108, Pune – 97.  Hence it is called the Silicon Valley of India.
  • Bangalore has 21 engineering colleges, which is highest in the world in a given city.
  • Bangalore University has 57 engineering colleges affiliated to it, which is again the highest in the world.
  • Bangalore has the biggest statue of Lord Shiva and Hanuman in the world.
  • Bangalore is the only city in the world to operate commercial and defence airport in the same locality.
  • Bangalore has the highest number of public sectors and government organizations in India.
  • Bangalore has only 42% of local population (i.e. Kannadigas), 20% Tamilians, 13% Telugites, 10% Keralites, 8% European-origin, and 7% from other parts of India.
  • Bangalore has the highest number of software professionals in the world taking the first place from Osaka, Japan.
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  • Bangalore has the highest number of 2-wheeler in the world.
  • Bangalore is considered as the fashion capital of east comparable to Paris.
  • Bangalore has the most number of gardens in a city.  Hence it is called as Garden City. Nearly 40% of Bangalore’s landscape is garden/parks and 15% lakes/ponds .
  • Bangalore has produced the maximum international sportsmen in India for all sports ahead of even Mumbai and Delhi.
  • Bangalore has produced the maximum number of scientists considered for Nobel Prize nominations (from India).
  • Bangalore has the highest number of Anglo-Indians in India.
  • Bangalore was the first city in India to receive electricity.
  • Bangalore is considered an antipode of Boston, in terms of IT.
  • Bangalore has produced the highest number of professionals in USA – almost 60% of the Indian population abroad is from Bangalore (except Gulf).
  • Bangalore has the richest people in India. The line of poverty is the least of all the cities of India.

 

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Kunwar Prithvi Singh Chauhan

Part time journalist, full-time observer. Editor-in-Chief at The Indian Wire. I cover updates related to business and startups.

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