Python is a general purpose programming language, released in 1991, the design of python emphasizes more on code readability. It supports object oriented, functional and procedural paradigms.
TIOBE programming community index, ranked python in top ten programming languages in 2020, also it was selected as a programming languages of the year is 2007, 2010 and 2018.
Large companies that use python include, Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Yahoo, Facebook, Spotify, NASA, CERN (European Nuclear research organization) and Instagram. Also Reddit was entirely written in Python
Most popular web frameworks that python has are Django, Pylons, Flask, Bottle, Pyramid, Tornado and Zope.
Python uses “Twisted Framework” for communications. (Example used by Dropbox)
Python is currently also highly used in scientific computing, with libraries such as NumPy, Scipy and Matplotlib.
Python is used more commonly in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Projects with libraries like TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn. Python is also used a lot in Natural language processing.
Some popular languages influenced by Python are:
Go, Kotlin, Ruby, Swift, Groovy, Boo etc