Python is a general-purpose interpreted, interactive, object-oriented and high-level programming language
Python programs are portable, i.e. they can be ported to other operating systems like Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac OS X, and they can be run on Java and .NET virtual machines
Python is Interpreted: This means that it is processed at runtime by the interpreter and you do not need to
compile your program before executing it.
Python is Interactive: This means that you can actually sit at a Python prompt and interact with the interpreter directly to write your programs.
Python was developed by Guido van Rossum in the late eighties and early nineties at the National Research
Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands.
Python Standard Library contains an enormous number of useful modules and is part of every standard Python installation.