1. At the height of over 3,000 feet above sea level, Bangalore is situated even above Dehradun. No wonder the city enjoys pleasant climate throughout the year.
2. Bangalore became one of the first cities in India to have electricity from hydro power, powered by the hydroelectric plant situated in Shivanasamudra in 1906.
3. It has highest percentage of engineers in the world, with more than a million IT professionals making the city their home. Bangalore has the highest number of software companies in India. It is called the Silicon Valley of India.
4. Apart from more than 1000 species of flora and fauna. The Lal Bagh Rock, one of the oldest rock formations on earth, dating back to 3,000 million years and many trees that are more than a century old.
5. Since being founded in the 2nd century, Bangalore has maintained the drainage & sanitary systems infrastructure that was fitted then. This makes it the oldest drainage infrastructure in the world.
6. It is so far considered one of the cleanest cities in India. It was the only city previously in the world to have commercial and defense airports operating from the same strip.
7. Bangalore was known as Bengalval –Uru meaning ‘City of guards’.
8. 40% of Bangalore’s landscape is gardens/ parks and 15% lakes/ ponds. It also has one of the highest per capita incomes in India.
9. Though it is widely assumed that Kempe Gowda was the founder of Bangalore city, records found in Begur referring to the city from 890 CE shows it has much older history.
10. Bangalore has produced the maximum number of scientists considered for Nobel Prize nominations from India. Sir CV Raman was associated with IISC Bangalore in 1930 and won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Sir William Ramsey, who was associated with the creation of the Indian Institute of Science, was also related with Bangalore.