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Bangalore (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು in Kannada; officially: Bengaluru since November 1, 2014) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore has a population of 8,425,970 and is the third largest city in India. The agglomeration has 8,499,399 inhabitants. Bangalore is also the administrative seat of the Bangalore Urban district. The city has great appeal to the population of the neighboring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu
The city was founded in the 14th century as Bendakalooru, which would mean "City of the Boiled Beans". The name Bangalore originated in British times.
In 1830, Bangalore became the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore, which had already become a royal country within British India. The state of Mysore of independent India, with Bangalore as its capital, was significantly enlarged in 1956 to unite all Kannada speakers in one state. That state has been called Karnataka since 1973, and Bangalore itself changed its name to Bengalooru on November 1, 2006.
Before independence, Bangalore was an important industrial city; more recently it has become a major center of information technology in India and has been referred to as the Eindhoven of India. Before Bangalore became the hub of India's IT world, it was known as the city of gardens like Lal Bagh.
Since 1991 there has been great interest in a new international airport. After lengthy negotiations, construction began in July 2005. After long delays, the new airport finally opened on May 24, 2008 under the name Bengaluru International Airport. Since October 20, 2011, Bangalore also has a metro.