Bangaloreofficially known as Bengaluru[14] ([ˈbeŋɡəɭuːɾu] (

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listen)), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million,[8] making it a megacity and the third-most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration in India.[15] It is located in southern India, on the Deccan Plateau at an elevation of over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, which is the highest among India’s major cities.[16] Its multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and cosmopolitan character is reflected by its more than 1000 temples and mandirs, 400 mosques, 100 churches, 40 Jainderasars, three Sikhgurdwaras, two Buddhist viharas and one Parsifire temple located in an area of 741 km² of the metropolis. The religious places are further represented by the proposed Chabad of the Jewish community. The numerous Bahá’ís have a society called the Bahá’í Centre.