Bangalore also known as Bengaḷūru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city and Fifth-most populous urban agglomeration.
Though historical references to the city predate 900 AD, a modern written history of continuous settlement exists only from 1537, when Kempe Gowda, who many regard as the architect of modern Bangalore, built a mud-brick fort at the site and established it as a province of the imperial Vijayanagara Empire. During the British Raj, it became a centre of colonial rule in South India. The establishment of the Bangalore Cantonment brought in large numbers of migrants from other parts of the country.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Mysore (India) (123 km), Bangkok (Thailand) (2,473 km), Dubai (United Arab Emirates (2,708 km), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (2,757 km), Angkor Thom (2,840 km), Angkor Wat (2,841 km), Temple of Preah Kahn (2,841 km), Temple of Ta Prohm (2,843 km), Temple of Neak Pean (2,844 km), Temple of Banteay Kdei (2,844 km), East Mebon Temple (2,847 km), Temple of Banteay Srei (2,851 km), Temple of Bakong (2,853 km), Hanoi (Vietnam) (3,128 km), Mekong Delta (3,142 km), Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam (3,167 km), Yazd (Iran) (3,168 km), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) (3,169 km), Shiraz (Iran) (3,179 km), Meybod (Iran) (3,221 km)