Pune (IPA: [puɳe] English pronunciation: /ˈpnə/;) (Marathi: पुणे) is the ninth-most populous city in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra after the state capital city of Mumbai. Pune is also the 101st largest city in the world, by population.

It is situated 560 metres (1,837 feet) above sea level on the Deccan plateau, on the right bank of the Mutha river. Pune city is the administrative headquarters of Pune district and was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire established by Shivaji Maharaj.

In the 18th century, Pune became the political centre of the Indian subcontinent, as the seat of Peshwas who were the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire.

Pune is considered the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Since the 1950s and 1960s, Pune has a traditional old-economic base . Most of the old industries continue to grow. The city is also known for its manufacturing and automobiles industries, as well as for research institutes of information technology(IT), education, management and training, which attract migrants, students, and professionals from India, South East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Pune is also one of the fastest growing cities in the Asia-Pacific region. The ‘Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings’ evaluated local living conditions in more than 440 cities around the world where Pune ranked at 145, second in India after Hyderabad(138). It also highlights Pune among evolving business centers and emerging 9 cities around the world with citation "Hosts IT and automotive companies"

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Maharashtrians, Konkanis, Goans and Sindhis celebrate Hindu New Year April 9

News India Times 09 Apr 2024
Picture of a Gudi hoisted at a home in Pune. PHOTO. Abhinavgarule at Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. The festival of Holi has just passed, marking the beginning of the Spring season in India. Days become longer and warmer and it is time for harvesting the winter crops ... New Year’s Wishes in Marathi. ... Translation ... ....

Economy, expression, inclusion: What all will draw Pune artists’ votes

Indian Express 04 Apr 2024
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