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Bengaluru. Image 1 of 2. Satellite image of the city of Bengaluru, India, in 1992. The city is the grey area at centre. Formerly known as Bangalore, this city's name officially changed back to its original name on 1 November 2006. It is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, and in 2006 had a population of over 6 million, making it one of the largest cities in India. It is a centre for high-technology industries, and is known as the 'Silicon Valley' of India. The growth in size is seen in image E780/1428, a satellite image obtained in 2000. This image was obtained on 14 February 1992, by the Landsat 5 satellite.
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