Pune Located in the western state of Maharashtra, at an altitude of around 559 m above sea level, Pune is the eight largest city of India and one of its most important IT hubs. It is known by many sobriquets – a few popular being ‘Oxford of the East’ because of the high concentration of educational institutes in the city. Here are some lesser known facts about pune.
Pune has the highest number of government organizations and public sectors in India.
Pune has the highest number of software companies in India – 212, followed by Bangalore – 208, Hydrabad – 97.
Pune has produced the maximum international sportsmen in India for all sports next to Mumbai & Delhi.
Pune is also considered to be the fashion capital of the east.
Pune police has earned the reputation of being second best in India after Bombay.
Pune records the highest number of two wheelers in the world.
Pune has 21 engineering colleges, which is highest in the world in a given city. Pune University has 57 Engineering colleges affiliated to it, which is also the highest in the world.
Pune also has highest number of cigarette smokers in India.
Pune is the only city in the world to have commercial and defense Airport operating from the same strip.
Pune has only 38% of local population,Marathi. Hence a true cosmopolitan with around 20% North Indians,10% Tamilians, 14% Telugus, 10% Keralites, 8% Europeans (Koregaon Park), 5% Africans, 2% Bengalis and 6% a mixture of all races.
Pune University has highest number of students going abroad for higher studies taking the first place from IIT-Kanpur. Pune University degree is recognized on Par by Oxford and Cambridge Universities.