Bangalore Facts September 29, 2007 by Raggi Mudde Area: 740 square kilometers Altitude: 3000 ft. above sea level Geographical Location: Latitudinal Parallels: 12 degree 8′ NLongitudinal Meridians: 77 degree 37′ E Climate: March to May (warmest months)December to January (coldest months)June to September (rainy – South-West Monsoon)November to December (rainy – North-East Monsoon) Rainfall: Average annual rainfall: 859 mmPrimary rainy season: June – September (South-West Monsoon)Secondary rainy season: November – December (North-East Monsoon) Temperature: Maximum: 33 degree C Minimum: 14 degree C Language: Regional Language: Kannada, English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil are widely spoken and understood Population: 8 million Literacy: 85.74% Lakes in Bangalore Sankey Lake, Ulsoor Lake and Yediyur Flowering Trees of Bangalore Jacaranda, Gulmohar or Mayflower, Parijatha, Moulmein Rosewood, Hibiscus, Tabebuia, Silk Cotton and Indian Coral. Public Transport Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, 1 lakh Autorickshaws Private Taxi Service See useful phone numbers Peak Pollution Levels SO2: 8 Microgram/Metre Cube SPM: 362 Microgram/Metre Cube * Sulphur Dioxide * Suspended Particulate Matter Source: Karnataka Pollution Control Board Roads 1,500km Per Capita Income About Rs 50,000 per annum Rents (commercial) Rs70-200 per sq.ft/month Peak Power Demand 6,700 MW Peak Power Supply 5,780 MW Peak Deficit 900 MW Power Tariffs Domestic Rs 1.85-2.90 per unit Power Tarrifs Commercial Rs 5.005-6 per unit Power Tarrifs Industrial Rs 3.30-4.05 per unit Total Water Supply 950 million litres per day Per Capita Water Supply 147 Litres per day Others Bangalore has the impeccable record of highest growh within a span of 20 years [as of 2005] Bangalore has the highest number of 2-wheelers in the world. Bangalore has the dubious reputation for the highest 2-wheeler thefts. Bangalore has the highest number of breweries in the world. Bangalore has the highest number of public sectors and government organisations in India. Bangalore has the highest density of traffic in the world. Bangalore is considered the fashion capital of the East comparable to Paris. Bangalore has the highest number of Anglo-Indians in India. Bangalore was the first city in India to receive electricity. Bangalore is considered an antipode of Boston, in terms of IT. Bangalore has produced the highest number of professionals in USA – almost 60% of Indian population abroad are from Bangalore. Bangalore’s Lalbagh botanical gardens is credited to have one of the most diverse man made collection of flora. Bangalore has produced the maximum number of models from a specific area. Bangalore has produced the maximum international sportsmen in India for all sports ahead of even Mumbai & Delhi. Bangalore has produced the maximum number of scientists considered for Nobel Prize nominations (from India). Bangalore is the only city in India with maximum number of temples, mosques, churches & gurdwaras. Bangalore University produces maximum number of doctors in India. Bangalore has the richest people in India. The line of poverty is the least of all cities of the world. Bangalore was founded in 2nd Century and still has the same infrastructure drainage & sanitary systems – the oldest in the world.