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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
Pune is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the capital of Pune District in which it is located. It is the 7th largest city in India with a population of 4.5 million inhabitants, and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra. It is situated at the eastern edge of the Western ghats on the Deccan plateau.
Pune derives its name from Punya Nagari, or the city of virtuous deeds. Pune started out as Punak vishy an agricultural settlement in the 7th century. By the 11th century, it was known as Kasbe Pune or Punavadi when under the Mughal rule. It was known alternatively as Poona by the British. Pune is a major industrial centre, growing very fast every year. It is home to one of the world's largest two wheeler manufacturers, is in Pimpri, a suburb of Pune. Pune has a burgeoning software industry. Pune is also emerging as a prominent city for Business Process Outsourcing companies.

Pune experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in India.

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