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Bangalore (About this sound [ˈbæŋgəloːɾ] ), officially Bengaluru (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, About this sound ['beŋgəɭuːɾu] ), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city.

Today as a large city and growing metropolis, Bangalore is home to many of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations are located in the city. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India.

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Originally Attarakacheri now the High Court of Karnataka in Bangalore at the entrance to Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park (ಕಬ್ಬನ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್) is a landmark ‘lung’ area of the Bangalore city, located (12°58′N 77°36′E / 12.97°N 77.6°E / 12.97; 77.6) within the heart of the Central Administrative Area. Originally created in 1884, when Major General Richard Sankey was the British Chief Engineer of Mysore state. At first, t covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) although subsequent expansion has taken place and the area reported now is about 300 acres (1.2 km2). It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna plantations coupled with numerous impressive and aesthetically located buildings and statues of famous personages, in its precincts.[1][2] This public park was first named as “Meade’s Park” after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysore in 1884 and subsequently renamed as Cubbon Park after the longest serving commissioner of the time, Sir Mark Cubbon.

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Bangalore Shivaji Nagar Bus Depot
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Shivajinagar (Shivajinagara) is a locality in Bangalore, India. It has a major BMTC bus station, and is also a commercial centre. Its proximity to M. G. Road (less than one kilometer) and Cantonment Railway Station make it an important transport hub. Also, several government offices are located off Shivajinagar.

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Bengaluru International Airport
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Bengaluru International Airport (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ) (IATA: BLRICAO: VOBL) is an international airport serving the city of Bangalore (Bengaluru), Karnataka, India. The airport is located 4 km (2.5 mi) south of Devanahalli and is 40 km (25 mi) from the central business district of Bengaluru (30 km (19 mi) from the Bangalore City Railway Station[3]) and covers 4,000 acres (1,600 ha).[4] It replaced the old HAL Bangalore International Airport. Construction of the airport began in July 2005, after a decade long postponement. It was expected to be inaugurated on 30 March 2008 but due to delays in air traffic control (ATC) services, it started its operations on the night of 23 May 2008, just before midnight.

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  1. ^ http://www.bgci.org/educationcongress/proceedings/Authors/Nareshwar%20Meena%20-%20AS.pdf Urban green spaces: Lungs of the city and centres of biodiversity education
  2. ^ http://www.bangalore-karnataka.com/travelinformation/cubbonpark.htm Cubbon Park
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference AIPSUP was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ Master Plan and Project Phases