Wonderful Facts About Bangalore Even Bangaloreans Are Unaware Of

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1. Lakes

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could boast of highest number of lakes earlier, but most of them are untraceable due to land encroachment and have been replaced by bus stands, Golf courses, playgrounds and residential colonies.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.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

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!

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

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.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

4. Engineers

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.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

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.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

6. Traffic

Stuck on the road once again? No wonder, since Bangalore has Bangalore has the highest density of traffic in India.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

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.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

8. Foreign Connection

Except for the Gulf Region, Bangalore sends the highest number of professionals abroad, especially to the USA.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

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.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

10. Biotechnology

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.

Wonderful Facts About Bangalore

 

 

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