Python is an interpreted, object oriented language. Two of the (we think) best things about Python are 1) language consistency 2) language syntax.
Python has a "benevolent dictator for life" (Guido van Rossum) - that is - one person that has control of the overall direction of the language. This helps Python be a consistent language, and very easy to learn to boot.
These two things, among many other things, makes Python a good, productive language to work in!