New Delhi is situated on the Yamuna River and was proclaimed the capital of India in 1912. It has close to 10 million inhabitants many of whom work in the chemical, textile, communication and other industries which drive the economy of the city. The city itself is beautifully designed with a beautiful mix of East-West architecture surrounded by lovely parks and tree-lined avenues.Languages
Hindi is India’s official language and is spoken by 30% of the population but other recognised languages include: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit. Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language. There are an estimated 260 dialects. English is also widely spoken and is the language of academic, political and commercial communication.Geography and Climate
The Republic of India, situated in Southern Asia, is the seventh largest country in the world. The Himalayan mountain range to India’s north has the world’s highest peaks and provide the source of the rivers Ganga (Ganges), Indus and Brahmaputra. To the south the plains between the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal are heavily cultivated. India also has the Thar Desert to the north-west on the border with Pakistan. South of the Himalayas, India’s climate is monsoonal on the whole. From March to May the weather is usually hot and dry before a season of hot weather and heavy rain brought about by the south-west monsoon from June to September. From October to February the north-west monsoon brings dry, cool weather.Bangalore
Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka State which was previously known as Mysore. At an altitude of 1000m on the Mysore Plateau Bangalore has a very pleasant climate and is known as the Silicon Valley of India. It is known worldwide as an important centre of electronics and technology although it also has other industries such as aerospace, iron and steel, textiles and machine tool making. Bangalore’s population of around 6 million people is constantly expanding and the new suburbs are constantly evolving to accommodating this expansion.
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