|The bank has 2844 branches in India spread all over the states/ union territories including 155 specialized branches, controlled through 48 zonal offices. There are 27 branches/offices (including three representative offices) abroad. Bank of India was the first Indian Bank to open a branch outside the country, at London, in 1946, and also the first to open a branch in Europe, Paris in 1974. The Bank has extensive presence abroad, at key banking and financial centers viz. London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, and Singapore.