Monday, December 18, 2006

Some Facts about Bangalore... Did You Know This?

As a person hailing from karnataka any news about Bangalore naturally arouses my curiosity. I came across this and found it interesting...
  1. Bangalore has the impeccable record of highest growth in 20 years.(as of 2005)
  2. Bangalore has highest number of Pubs in Asia.
  3. Bangalore has highest number of cigarette smokers in India.
  4. Bangalore has the highest number of software companies in India 242, followed by Hyderabad -178, Pune - 127. Hence called the Silicon Valley of India.
  5. Bangalore has 21 engineering colleges, which is highest in the world in any given city.
  6. Bangalore University has 57 Engineering Colleges affiliated to it, which is highest in the world.
  7. Bangalore is the only city in the world to have commercial and defence airport operating from the same strip.
  8. Bangalore was the first city in India to receive electricity.
  9. Bangalore has highest number of Public sectors and Government organizations in India.
  10. Bangalore University has highest number of students going Abroad for higher studies taking the first place from IIT-Kanpur.
  11. Bangalore has only 41% of local population(i.e.Kannadigas). Hence a true cosmopolitan with around 21% Tamilians, 15% Telugites, 11% Keralites, 6% Europeans, 6% a mixture of all races.
  12. Bangalore Police has the reputation of being the second best in India after New Delhi Police.
  13. Bangalore has the highest density of traffic in India.
  14. Bangalore has the highest number of 2-wheelers in the world and also the dubious reputation for the highest 2-wheeler thefts.
  15. Bangalore is considered the Fashion Capital of East.
  16. Bangalore is rated one of the Cleanest cities in India.
  17. Bangalore has produced the maximum International Sports persons in India for all sports ahead of even Mumbai and Delhi.
  18. Bangalore has the richest people in India. The line of poverty is the least of all cities of the world.
  19. Bangalore's Lalbagh botanical gardens is credited to have one of the most diverse man made collection of flora.
  20. Bangalore has produced the highest number of professionals in USA almost 60% of the Indian population abroad is from Bangalore (except Gulf).

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