10 Interesting Facts About The Beautiful City – Bangalore

Bangalore, the ‘Silicon Valley of India.’ Today we present to you some lesser known and interesting facts about one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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1. Bangalore has a population more than 12 million, making it the third most populous city in India.

2. Bangalore is located at an elevation of 900 m or 3000 ft on the Deccan Plateau, thus making it the city situated at the highest altitude among major cities in India.

3. A mud fort established by the ruler Kempe Gowda was known to be the foundation of modern-day Bengaluru.

4. Bangalore is widely regarded as the “Silicon Valley of India” because of its role as the nation’s leading information technology (IT) exporter.

5. Headquarters of some of India’s largest companies such as Wipro, ISRO, Infosys, are located in Bangalore.

6. The etymology of the name Bengaluru dates back to the 12th century, when king Veera Ballala II, while on a hunting expedition, lost his way in the forest. Tired and hungry, he came across a poor old woman who served him boiled beans. The grateful king named the place “Benda-Kaal-uru” (town of boiled beans), which eventually evolved into “Bengalūru.”

7. With over 800 pubs and bars, Bangalore is called the ‘Pub Capital of India.’ Bangalore was given the title of the ‘City of Gardens.’ And it is also called ‘The City of Lakes.’

8. India’s oldest Radio Club – Bangalore Amateur Radio Club – was established in this city in 1959.

9. Bangalore was the place where the famous South Indian delicacy, Rava Idli was invented.

10. With a population of over 12 million, Bangalore has the highest traffic density in the country

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