45 Facts About Pune


Pune, known as Poona, is one of the most important industrial and educational hubs of India, with an estimated population of 7.

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Pune is considered to be the cultural and educational capital of Maharashtra state.

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Pune is widely regarded to be the second major IT hub and the most important automobile and manufacturing hub of India.

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Pune has several world class educational institutions and is therefore widely regarded as "Oxford of the East".

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Pune was part of the territory ruled by the Seuna Yadavas of Devagiri from the 9th century to 1327.

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Pune was under control of Muslim leaders till the late 16th century.

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Pune was part of the Jagir granted to Maloji Bhosale in 1599 for his services to the Nizamshahi .

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Pune was ruled by the Ahmadnagar Sultanate until it was annexed by the Mughals in the 17th century.

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Pune developed effective methods to manage disputes and to enforce law and order.

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Pune commissioned the construction of the Shaniwar Wada on the right bank of the Mutha River.

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Pune prospered as a city during the reign of Nanasaheb Peshwa.

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Pune was prominently associated with the struggle for Indian independence.

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In 2008 the Commonwealth Youth Games took place in Pune, which encouraged development in the northwest region of the city.

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Pune is situated at approximately 18° 32" north latitude and 73° 51" east longitude.

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Pune is home to many distinctive peths, or place names, for various neighborhoods.

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Since Pune is a major industrial metropolis, it has attracted migrants from all parts of India.

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Pune has two of the most important pilgrimage centres of the Varkari sect of the Bhakti movement in Maharashtra, namely Alandi where the samadhi of 13th century Saint Dnyaneshwar is located and Dehu where the 17th century Saint Tukaram lived.

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Pune is the birthplace of Meher Baba, although his followers usually travel to Meherabad to visit his tomb.

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Pune has a distinct Christian community comprising Roman Catholic, CNI, Methodist, Presbyterians, Christian Missionaries helped in setting up sechools and colleges all over and spread the message of faith.

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Pune has over 20 Gurdwaras, with Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Pune Camp and Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha in Ganesh Peth being the ones situated in the heart of the city.

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Pune has been associated with several significant recent spiritual teachers.

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Pune is a well known manufacturing and industrial center of India.

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Pune has the fifth largest metropolitan economy and the sixth highest per capita income in the country.

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Pune has historically been known as a center for higher education and has been referred to as the educational capital of India.

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The group has several group companies in Pune including Kirloskar Pneumatics and the groups flagship company Kirloskar Brothers Limited, one of India's largest manufacturers and exporters of pumps and the largest infrastructure pumping project contractor in Asia.

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Kalyani Group based in Pune owns a subsidiary Bharat Forge which operates world's largest single location forging facility consisting of fully automated forging press lines and state-of-the-art machining facility in Pune.

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Pune has emerged as a new hub for tech startups in India.

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Pune Food Cluster development project is an initiative funded by the World Bank.

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Pune is an emerging center for VFX services, with Indian and international studios such as Anibrain, Reliance Animation, philm CGI, Digikore Studios, HMX Media, Stereo D, Framestore and Method Studios having established their facilities here.

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Museums in Pune include the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Mahatma Phule Industrial Museum, Deccan college museum of Maratha history, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum, Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railway and the Pune Tribal Museum.

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Jnana Prabodhini, a social organisation in Pune is widely accredited for founding the tradition of Dhol-Tasha pathaks.

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Pune has basketball courts at the Deccan Gymkhana and at Fergusson College.

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Pune International Marathon is an annual marathon conducted in Pune.

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FC Pune City was an Indian Super League football club in Pune.

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Pune has an American football franchise, called the Pune Marathas, which began playing in the inaugural season of the Elite Football League of India in 2011 and which plays at the Balewadi Stadium.

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Pune has over a hundred educational institutes and more than nine deemed universities apart from the Savitribai Phule Pune University, which is the largest University in the country based on total number of affiliated colleges.

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Pune is the largest centre for Japanese learning in India.

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Several colleges in Pune have student exchange programmes with colleges in Europe.

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Pune is home to a number of governmental and non-governmental research institutes focusing on a wide range of subject areas from the humanities to the sciences.

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Public transport in Pune includes Pune Suburban Railway, bus services operated by PMPML and auto rickshaws.

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At Pune, there is a diesel locomotive shed and an electric trip shed.

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In January 2019, Pune became the first Indian city to adopt e-buses and Bhekrai Nagar the country's first all electric bus depot.

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Pune is well-connected to other cities by Indian and state highways.

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Mumbai Pune Expressway is India's first six-lane high-speed expressway, and it was built in 2002.

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Once known as the "cycle city of India", Pune has experienced a rapid growth in the number of motorised two wheelers replacing the bicycle.

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