26 Facts About Bhopal


Bhopal has a strong economic base with numerous large and medium industries operating in and around the city.

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Bhopal is considered as one of the important financial and economic destinations in Madhya Pradesh's two strong wealth pillars, the other being Indore.

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Bhopal is home to a large number of institutes of National Importance in India, namely, IISER, MANIT, SPA, AIIMS, NLIU, IIFM, NIDMP and IIIT .

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Bhopal city is the divisional headquarter of Bhopal division of west central railways, whose office is located at Habibganj.

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Bhopal city has Regional Science Centre, Bhopal, one of the constituent units of the National Council of Science Museums .

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The Bhopal disaster continues to be a part of the socio-political debate and a logistical challenge for the people of Bhopal.

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Bhopal was selected as one of the first twenty Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission.

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Bhopal's physician advised him to build a lake with water from 365 rivers and take daily bath in it.

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The modern Bhopal city was established by Dost Mohammad Khan died at the age of 66, a Pashtun soldier in the Mughal army.

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Bhopal became a princely state after signing a treaty with the British East India Company in 1818.

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Bhopal State was the second-largest Muslim-ruled princely state: the first being Hyderabad.

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The Bhopal state was taken over by the Union Government of India on 1 June 1949.

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In early December 1984, a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal leaked around 32 tons of toxic gases, including methyl isocyanate gas which led to the worst industrial disaster in the world to date.

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The Bhopal disaster continues to be the part of the socio-political debate; the clean-up of environmental contamination and rehabilitation of those affected continues to challenge the people of Bhopal.

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The prominent hills in Bhopal are the Idgah and Shyamala hills in the northern region, together with the Katara hills in the southern region.

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List of pin codes from Bhopal is 462001 to 462050 which comes under Bhopal postal division .

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Bhopal has a humid subtropical climate, with cool, dry winters, a hot summer and a humid monsoon season.

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Bhopal is the name of the division, as well as the district and the capital city of the district.

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Electricity in Bhopal is distributed by the Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited, the central discom of the state.

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Bhopal has 8 transfer stations, where the garbage collected zone wise is dumped, and without any segregation, the waste is transferred to the Adampur Chhawni landfill site.

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Nawabs of Bhopal built several structures including the Taj-ul-Masajid and Taj Mahal palace in Indo-Islamic and European styles.

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Economy of Bhopal is heavily industrial based with pharmaceutical, automobile, textile, and production of electrical goods mostly being prevalent.

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The main stations of Bhopal are the Bhopal Junction station and Habibganj station along with Sant Hirdaram Nagar railway station.

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Divisional Railway Manager's office of Bhopal Division is situated close to the Railway station, at Habibganj, the southern location in Bhopal City.

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Bhopal has more than 550 state-sponsored schools, most of which are affiliated to the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education .

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Bhopal Badshahs is a hockey team based in Bhopal that plays in World Series Hockey.

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