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Bengaluru. Image 2 of 2. Satellite image of the city of Bengaluru, India, in 2000. 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 from its former size is seen in image E780/1427, a satellite image obtained in 1992. This image was obtained on 27 November 2000, by the Landsat 5 satellite.
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