Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
Bangalore is rated Alpha − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy.
Bangalore has a population of over 8,000,000 people. Bangalore also forms part of the wider Bangalore metropolitan area which has a population of over 12,327,000 people.