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Bangalore, the capital state of the Indian state of Karnataka, is officially known as Bengaluru. Bangalore has become a megacity for having a population of over ten million. It is considered as the third-most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration in India.
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Key Facts & Information
- Bangalore is located in the region of Karnataka, a state in the south western region of India formed on November 1, 1956, in the region of Bayaluseemé, a region of Karnataka state to the east of Malenadu.
- Bangalore has its Urban and Rural districts.
- Bangalore Urban District came to being in 1986.
- Bangalore has five taluks or sub-divisions:
- Yelahanka is known to be a suburb older than Bangalore.
- Bangalore North
- Bangalore East
- Bangalore South
- Bangalore is established in 1537.
- Bangalore is founded by Kempe Gowda I, a feudatory ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire, an empire based in the Deccan Plateau.
- The government type of Bangalore is a Municipal Corporation, a local government in India that administers urban areas with a population of more than one million.
- Bangalore is India’s fourth largest Municipal Corporation.
- The administrative body of Bangalore is the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
- Bangalore’s boundaries have expanded more than 10 times over the last six decades.
- The current mayor of Bangalore is Gangambike Mallikarjun, who came from the Indian National Congress, a political party in India.
- People living in Bangalore are called Bangalorean, Bengalurenavaru, or Bengalurean.
- The official language of Bangalore is Kannada, also known as Kanarese, a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by the people of Karnataka.
- Dravidian languages are spoken in Southern, Central, and Eastern India.
- Bangalore is located in southern India, on the Deccan Plateau at an elevation of over 900 meters above sea level, making it the highest among India’s major cities.
- Bangalore’s Megacity has an area of 274 square miles.
- Bangalore’s Metro has an area of 3,091 square miles.
- The Megacity has a population of 8,443,675.
- Nature is part of Bangalore as it has around 25 lakes.
- Bangalore was officially founded in 1537.
- After the fall of the Vijayanagar empire in the 16th century, the Mogul Empire sold Bangalore to Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar, the fourteenth maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore for three lakh rupees.
- Haider Ali seized control of the Kingdom of Mysore, as well as Bangalore.
- Bangalore was then captured by the British East India Company after the victory in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War in 1799.
- The British shifted their cantonment in Bangalore in 1809.
- Outside the old city, a town grew up around and was governed as part of British India.
- In 1927, Bangalore was considered the Garden City of India, with many beautiful parks constructed in the city.
- India became independent in 1947, and Bangalore became the capital of Mysore State.
- Bangalore remained the capital when the new Indian state of Karnataka was formed in 1956.
- The two urban settlements of Bangalore had developed as independent entities and merged into a single urban centre in 1949.
- Bengalūru, the existing Kannada name of the city, was declared the official name of the city in 2006.
- Bangalore is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious Megacity.
- Bangalore is home to over 1000 temples and Hindu mandirs (temples), 400 Islamic mosques, 100 Christian churches, 40 Jain derasars, three Sikh gurdwaras, two Buddhist viharas and one Parsi fire temple.
- Bangalore is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, or the IT Capital of India for its role as India’s leading information technology (IT) exporter.
INSTITUTIONS IN BANGALORE
- Indian technological organisations headquartered in Bangalore, such as: Indian Space Research Organisation (the space agency of the Government of India), Infosys, Wipro, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (a state-owned aerospace and defence company under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.)
- Bangalore has more engineering colleges than any other city in the world.
- Bangalore has one of the most educated workforces, and home to many educational and research institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science, National Institute of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Design, and National Law School of India University, among others.
- Lalbagh Park, a beautiful park in Bangalore, is the location of the oldest beautiful rock formations in India.
- Bangalore has the longest bus route in the country.
- In 1906, Bangalore became the first city to receive electricity when hydroelectric power was being introduced in India.
- Ironically, Bangalore’s Freedom Park was once Central Jail.
- Compared to other cities in India, Bangalore is home to the most Nobel Prize nominees.
- Nobel Prize for Physics recipient Sir CV Raman who discovered the Raman Effect, is from Bangalore.
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