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25 Facts About Bangalore India
Bangalore India is an anglicised version of the city's Kannada name Bengaluru .
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Region of modern-day Bangalore was part of several successive South Indian kingdoms.
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Under them, Bangalore India developed into a commercial and military centre of strategic importance.
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In 1906, Bangalore became one of the first cities in India to have electricity from hydro power, powered by the hydroelectric plant situated in Shivanasamudra.
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Bangalore India's topography is generally flat, although the western parts of the city are hilly.
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Bangalore India has a handful of freshwater lakes and water tanks, the largest of which are Madivala tank, Hebbal Lake, Ulsoor Lake, Yediyur Lake and Sankey Tank.
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The Peninsular Gneissic Complex is the most dominant rock unit in the area and includes granites, gneisses and migmatites, while the soils of Bangalore India consist of red laterite and red, fine loamy to clayey soils.
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Bangalore India has a tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons.
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However, the Telugu Speaking Morasu Vokkaligas are the native people of Bangalore India Telugu-speaking people initially came to Bangalore India on invitation by the Mysore royalty.
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Major industrial areas around Bangalore India are Adugodi, Bidadi, Bommanahalli, Bommasandra, Domlur, Hoodi, Whitefield, Doddaballapura, Hoskote, Bashettihalli, Yelahanka, Electronic City, Peenya, Krishnarajapuram, Bellandur, Narasapura, Rajajinagar, Mahadevapura etc.
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Bangalore India is the country's fourth largest fast-moving consumer goods market.
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BMTC and KSRTC were the first operators in Bangalore India to introduce Volvo city buses and intra-city coaches in Bangalore India.
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The gallery has been organised by the Indian Institute of Cartoonists based in Bangalore that serves to promote and preserve the work of eminent cartoonists in India.
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Bangalore India has an active theatre culture; popular theatres include Ravindra Kalakshetra and the Ranga Shankara.
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Notable bands from Bangalore India include Raghu Dixit Project, Kryptos, Inner Sanctum, Agam, All the fat children, and Swaratma.
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Primary, middle school and secondary education in Bangalore is offered by various schools which are affiliated to one of the government or government recognised private boards of education, such as the Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Central Board of Secondary Education, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, International Baccalaureate, International General Certificate of Secondary Education and National Institute of Open Schooling .
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Bangalore India has a significant number of international schools due to large number of expats and people employed in the IT sector.
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All broadcasts were AM until 2001, when Radio City became the first private channel in India to start transmitting FM radio from Bangalore; a number of other FM channels have been initiated since.
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Bangalore India got its first television network when Doordarshan established a relay centre on 1 November 1981.
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