Facts About Bangalore
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
Bangalore is widely regarded as the “Silicon Valley of India” because of its role as the nation’s leading information technology exporter.
The name “Bangalore” represents an anglicised version of the Kannada language name and its original name.
Bangalore is twinned with: Minsk, Belarus; Cleveland, Ohio, United States; San Francisco, California, United State & Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
The city has hosted some games of the 2014 Unity World Cup.
Bangalore is known as the “Garden City of India” because of its greenery, broad streets and the presence of many public parks, such as Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. Bangalore is sometimes called as the “Pub Capital of India” and the “Rock/Metal Capital of India” because of its underground music scene and it is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts.
Kannada is the official language of Bengaluru.
The existing Kannada name, Bengalūru, was declared the official name of the city in 2006.
The city’s history dates back to around 890 AD, in a stone inscription found at the Nageshwara Temple in Begur, Bangalore.
Bangalore is the third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration in India.