Location of Pune
This second largest city of Maharashtra is located on the Deccan Plateau region. The average elevation of Pune is about 560 meters from the sea level.
History of Pune
History of Pune traced back from the rule of Rashtrakutas Dynasty. After the decline of Rashtrakutas, Yadavas of Devgiri rose into prominence. Gradually, Sultans rose into power till Mughal era. Later, Marathas took the control of Pune. But the Anglo- Maratha War gave an opportunity for the rise of British Empire in India. From 18th Century, Pune became the heart of freedom struggle in western India till Independence in 1947.
Geography of Pune
Pune is positioned on the leeward side of Western Ghats Mountain Range in India which separates it from the Arabian Sea. The latitudinal limit of this place is ranging between 18 degree 29 minutes 45 seconds north and 73 degree 47 minutes 47 seconds south.
Climate of Pune
Pune enjoys a moderate temperature with summers commencing from early March which stays on till July. Pune has both semi arid climate and tropical wet and dry climate. The temperature ranges from 19 degree Celsius to 33 degree Celsius.
Demography of Pune
According to the Population Census 2011, Pune has the total population of about 3,124,458. The average literacy rate was 86.15 percent. Marathi language is the official language of Pune.
Administration of Pune
Pune is administered by Pune Municipal Corporation and Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority for the developments of the city.
Education of Pune
Known as the Oxford of East Pune has more than 100 educational institutions and more than 9 deemed universities. Pune University, Symbiosis International University, Institute of Management Development and Research, Tilak Maharashtra University and Armed Forces Medical College are the popular colleges and universities here.
Economy of Pune
Pune is the largest producer of automobile. Pune is also the home of many German companies.
Culture of Pune
Pune is known for its culture, cuisines and Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav. Sorghum and millet are the main components of the cuisine of Pune. Pune also has large number of cricket and football stadiums.
Tourism in Pune
Pune has many places to see. Some of them are Chatushrungi Temple, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Aga Khan Palace, Shaniwar Wada, Sinhagad fort, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Mahatma Phule Museum and Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park.
Pune is well connected with all other states of India by Pune Airport (airways), Central Railway Zone (railways) and National Highway 4 (roadways).