Our City

Namma Bengaluru

We are grateful to God for planting us in the city of Bengaluru. Bangalore, officially the Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state Karnataka. Bengaluru is the fourth most populous city and the 5th most populous urban area in India. Discover our city from a missional point of view.

The State Legislature Building
  • India’s Garden City
  • India’s Silicon Valley
  • The most livable Indian city with a population of over a million


Bengalure is located at an altitude of 3000ft (900m) on the Deccan Plateau. (12°58′44″N 77°35′30″E)
Area: 741 km2

Demography and Diversity


13,607,000 (2023)1 Bengaluru is India’s fourth most populous city.

Ethnic Groups

There are as many as 443 ethnic groups (speaking 47 languages) represented in Bengaluru. View or download the full list of ethnic groups, their languages, and religions. You may also download printable Prayer Cards.


According to the 2011 census of India, 79% of Bangalore’s population is Hindu, a little less than the national average. Muslims comprise 13.9% of the population, roughly the same as their national average. Christians and Jains account for 5.4% and 1.0% of the population, respectively, double that of their national averages.


Percentages Based on 2001 Census

  • Kannada – 41.54
  • Tamil – 18.43
  • Telugu – 15.47
  • Urdu – 12.90
  • Hindi – 3.41
  • Malayalam – 2.95
  • Marathi – 2.22
  • Konkani – 0.71
  • Others – 3.18


According to the 2011 census, out of 10 people in Bengaluru, four are migrants. Since 42.12% of Bengaluru’s population originate from outside the district or the state, after Mumbai, Bengaluru has the second-largest migrant population in India.


The “most livable city” faces a number of challenges including xenophobia, water shortage, heavy traffic, crowding, air pollution, lack of waste management, etc.

Christian Heritage of Bangalore

Bengaluru boasts of a rich Christian heritage. It is known as the Jerusalem of India. There are dozens of high quality Christian schools, colleges, seminaries, medical colleges and hospitals in and around the city. Several Christian organizations are based in Bengaluru.

Bangalore had a unique role to play in the arrival and formation of the Pentecostal movement in India. Pastor Robert Cook was stationed in Bangalore until 1921 before he left for Kerala. The Southern Asia Bible College of the Assemblies of God was established in 1951.

Christian Organizations

Bible Society of India: Since 1811, the Bible Society has been an integral part of Bengaluru.

Asia Theological Association India: The India HQ of ATA, an accrediting body for theological seminaries is in Bengaluru.

Theological Seminaries and Libraries

Christian Camps/Conference Sites

Christian Hospitals


  1. World Population Review ↩︎