Pune also pronounced ('Poona') is the eight largest city of India and one of its most important IT hubs. This city is well known for various cultural activities like Classical music, Sports, Literature, foreign language learning and administrative, economics, social science studies and for its educational facilities and prosperity.
Located in the Sahayadri Hills, near the west coast of India, in Maharashtra, Pune is a fascinating city with good climate that suits everybody all year round. It had well-established Manufacturing, glass, Sugar and Metal forging industries since 1950-60s. It is situated 560 metres above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the right bank of the Mutha river. Referred to as `Queen of Deccan’, Pune is located 170 km south of Mumbai. Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra. Marathi and Hindi are the two main languages that are spoken in Pune.
The city is known for cultural activities like classical music, spirituality, theatre, sports, and literature. It is the only city in India, where there are seven Universities. It has 35 engineering colleges, which is highest in the world in given city. Pune University has 57 Engineering colleges affiliated to it, which
is highest in the world. It has highest number of public sectors and government
Organizations in India. Pune police has the reputation of being second best in India after Bombay.
11 Pune has the highest density of traffic in India.
Pune - Geographical Facts
Area: About 140 sq km.
Population: More than 3.8 million.
Altitude: 559 m above mean sea leve.l
Transportation: Local as well as private transport available easily.
Festivals: The Pune Festival, the Shaniwarwada Dance Festival, Ganesh Chaturti.
Languages Spoken: Marathi, Hindi, English.