Wonderful Facts About Bangalore Even Bangaloreans Are Unaware Of
With more than 200 lakes and tanks, Bangalore could boast of highest number of lakes earlier, but most of them are untraceable due to land encroachment and have been replaced by bus stands, Golf courses, playgrounds and residential colonies. We can say Bangalore accounts for highest number of lakes erased from the map.
2. Drinking and smoking
The once Garden City is now become the Pub Capital of India as well, due to disappearing gardens and appearance of pubs. Bangalore also records the highest number of cigarette smokers in India. We have a bright future, sigh!
3. Suicide Capital
Though Bangalore is a pleasant place to live in, somehow it doesn’t stop people from taking their own lives. The National Crime Records Bureau shows 35 suicides per 100,000 people in Bangalore, thus acquiring the name of Suicide Capital of India.
You may have seen it raining dogs and cats, but in Bangalore, you will see it raining engineers. Bangalore has the highest percentage of engineers in the world, with more than a million IT professionals making the city their home.
5. Engineering Colleges
Wonder where the engineers are raining from? Bangalore has 21 engineering colleges which are highest in any given city. In addition, Bangalore University has 57 Engineering Colleges affiliated to it, which is again a record in itself.
Stuck on the road once again? No wonder, since Bangalore has Bangalore has the highest density of traffic in India.
7. Neat and Clean
Think before disposing that empty chips packet or banana peel on the roads of Bangalore. It is so far considered one of the cleanest cities in India; let’s keep it that way.
8. Foreign Connection
Except for the Gulf Region, Bangalore sends the highest number of professionals abroad, especially to the USA.
9. IT Companies
Bangalore contributed to 33% of India’s INR1442 billion IT exports in 2006–07. Infosys and Wipro, India’s third and fourth largest software companies are headquartered in Bangalore.
Bangalore is the base for nearly 47% of the 265 biotechnology companies in India, including Biocon, India’s largest biotechnology company. So, it is not only about IT companies.