An Overview of Bangalore

Bangalore, also called Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore is nicknamed the Garden City and was once called a pensioner’s paradise. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India’s third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration. Bangalore is well known as a hub for India’s information technology sector.

Today as a large city and growing metropolis, Bangalore is home to many 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 garden city because of its beautiful gardens. Bangalore is also 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 second fastest growing major metropolis in India (source).

Bangalore is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, with over 62% of the city’s population comprising migrants from other parts of India. Historically a multicultural city, Bangalore has experienced a dramatic social and cultural change with the advent of the liberalization and expansion of the information technology and business process outsourcing industries in India. IT companies in Bangalore employ over 35% of India’s pool of 1 million IT professionals (source).

Religion in Bangalore

One of the major religions in Bangalore is Hinduism. Sikhism, Islam, and Christianity follow Hinduism consecutively, with smaller percentages of the population also practicing Buddhism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism. Because of the large influx of working professionals from other parts of India as well as abroad, Bangalore is becoming a melting pot of various religions (source).

Would you pray that God would send more laborers to this city and country to lift His name high?

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