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Important Facts

Area : 484 sq km

Altitude : 3000 ft above sea level.

Geographical Location : Latitudinal Parallels : 12 degree 8' N
Longitudinal Meridians : 77 degree 37' E

Climate : Although Bangalore has pleasant weather throughout year but winters are the best time to visit the city.
March to May (warmest months)
December to January (coldest months)
June to September (rainy - South-West Monsoon)
November to December (rainy - North-East Monsoon)

Mercury level :
Maximum : 33 degree C
Minimum : 14 degree C

Languages : Kannada, English, Hindi, Telegu and Tamil.

Religion : Population is predominantly Hindu. But all faiths are observed here and people live with great cooperation and respect for each other's faith.

Literacy Rate : 85.74%
Population : around 5.3 million.

Airport : Bangalore Airport is 8 km from the M.G. Road area. Transfer to the city by tourist taxi takes about 20 minutes and costs about Rs. 180. Prepaid taxi service is also available. An auto rickshaw, charging about Rs. 80 takes nearly the same time.

Agriculture : Bangalore is often called as the 'Fruit market of the South'. Grapes, mangoes, bananas, custard apple, sapodilla, jackfruit, melons and guavas are grown here.

International dialing code : ++91
Local area code for Bangalore : 080

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