25 Facts About Bangalore India


The Mughals later captured Bangalore India and sold it to Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar, the then ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore.

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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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The Kannada language spoken in Bangalore India is a form called as 'Old Mysuru Kannada' which is used in most of the southern part of Karnataka.

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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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The municipal commissioner of Bangalore India is Tushar Giri Nath, and the police commissioner is Pratap Reddy.

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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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Some private institutions in Bangalore India include Symbiosis International University, SVKM's NMIMS, CMR University, Christ University, Jain University, PES University, Dayananda Sagar University and Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences.

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Vijaya Karnataka and The Times of Bangalore India are the most widely circulated newspapers in Kannada and English, respectively, closely followed by the Prajavani and Deccan Herald– both owned by the Printers Limited, the largest print media house in Karnataka.

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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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Many national cricketers have come from Bangalore India, including former captains Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble.

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