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Answered 2007-07-02 13:50:52

Bangalore has been the IT capital of India since the late 1980s. In many ways, the culture, climate and progressive nature of entrepreneurs of Bangalore are conducive to innovative business, much like the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically Santa Clara and San Jose. This region of California is known as Silcon Valley owing to the predominance of semiconductor manufacturers, which paved the way to the high-tech and IT dominance of the area. Bangalore has been likened to this region and is hence known as the Silicon Valley of India. I also suspect it has something to do with the geography - Bangalore is actually on a plateau, but is also somewhat nestled between some mountainous regions, lending veracity to the 'Valley' part of its moniker.

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