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Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal district and Bhopal division. The city was the capital of the former Bhopal State. Bhopal is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural as well as artificial lakes and is also one of the greenest cities in India. It is the 17th largest city in the country and 131st in the world.
Bhopal houses various educational and research institutions and installations of national importance, including ISRO's Master Control Facility,BHEL, and AMPRI. Bhopal is home to the largest number of Institutes of National Importance in India, namely IISER, MANIT, SPA, AIIMS, NLIU and IIIT.
Bhopal has been selected as one of the first twenty Indian cities (the first Phase) to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission
Bhopal is the 17th largest city in India
Bhopal has been selected as first twenty Indian cities to be developed as smart cities
Bhopal is the Capital of the second largest state of India