|Area||740 square kilometers|
|Altitude||3000 ft. above sea level|
|Geographical Location||Latitudinal Parallels: 12 degree 8′ N|
|Longitudinal 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 mm|
|Primary 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|
|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||SO 2 : 8 Microgram/Metre Cube|
|SPM: 362 Microgram/Metre Cube|
|* Sulphur Dioxide|
|* Suspended Particulate Matter|
|Source: Karnataka Pollution Control Board|
Few additional data points from Bengaluru.
|Per Capita Income||About Rs 50 ,000 per annum|
|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|
- Bangalore has the impeccable record of highest growth 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.
- Bengaluru has produced the highest number of professionals in the USA – almost 60% of the Indian population abroad is from Bangalore.
- Bangalore’s Lalbagh botanical gardens are 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).
- Bengaluru is the only city in India with the maximum number of temples, mosques, churches & gurdwaras.
- Bangalore University produces the maximum number of doctors in India.
- Bangalore has the richest people in India. The line of poverty is the least of all cities in the world.
- Bengaluru was founded in the 2nd Century and still has the same infrastructure drainage & sanitary systems – the oldest in the world.