20 Interesting Facts About Pune

Facts About Pune

Facts About Pune

  1. Pune, formerly known as Poona is the second-largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, after Mumbai.
  2. India’s first indigenously-run girls’ school was started in Pune by Savitribai Phule along with her associate Fatima Sheikh.
  3. The city’s total area is 15.642 sq. km.
  4. Pune is the second-largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, after Mumbai, and the eighth-most populous city in India.
  5. Pune is widely regarded as the second major “IT hub of India” and the top “automobile and manufacturing hub of India”.
  6. Pune is where Badminton originated in India.
  7. Pune has 21 engineering colleges, which is highest in the world in a given city.
  8. The earliest reference to Pune is an inscription on a Rashtrakuta Dynasty copper plate dated 937 CE, which refers to the town as Punya-Vishaya, meaning “sacred news”. By the 13th century, it had come to be known as Punawadi.
  9. Marathi is the official and most spoken language.
  10. Pune is derived from a word called Punya, which literally means the conflux of two rivers, as it is settled at the confluence of the Muthi and Mula rivers.
  11. Pune is situated at approximately 18° 32″ north latitude and 73° 51″ east longitude.
  12. After Peshwas of the Maratha Empire rose to power, they moved their base from Saswad to Pune, selecting it as their headquarters.
  13. Pune is twinned with San Jose, California, United States; Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius & Texas, United States.
  14. The monsoon lasts from June to October, with moderate rainfall and temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 °C.
  15. The estimated Population of Pune is 3.99 Million as of 2020.
  16. Pune has the highest number of software companies in India.
  17. Pune has an informal relationship with Bremen, Germany.
  18. The average literacy rate of Pune is 86.15%.
  19. Pune is known as the “Oxford of the East” due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions.
  20. Both geographically and politically, it comes under the top 10 earthquake-prone sectors in India. It is situated near to Konya Dam, which is seismically powerful and rated Zone 3 out of 5.