Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra is located in the Sahayadri Hills, near the west coast of India. It is the seventh largest metropolis in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra. Surrounded by verdant hills and beautiful lakes, Pune has a temperate climate and is among the greenest urban areas in the country. Pune is one of the biggest industrial towns of Maharashtra and known as the automobile city as many big auto mobile companies have their head Quarters here. The city is also known for Manufacturing, Government & Private sector Research Institutes, Information technology (IT) as well as Educational, Management and Training institutes. It has one of India's oldest universities and its numerous colleges attract both Indian and international students and is fondly called as the Oxford of the East.
|Area||: 710 km2 (270 sq mi)|
|Population||: 3,115,431 (2011)|
|Season||: October to March|
|STD Code||: 020|
|Rain Fall||: 600 to 700 mm|
|Temperature||: Maximum - 38.0°C; Minimum - 20.0°C|
|Literacy||: 86.15 %|