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Sangareddy
Sangareddipet
Collectorate building of Sangareddy
Collectorate building of Sangareddy
Sangareddy is located in Telangana
Sangareddy
Sangareddy
Location in Telangana, India
Sangareddy is located in India
Sangareddy
Sangareddy
Sangareddy (India)
Coordinates: 17°37′46″N 78°05′30″E / 17.6294°N 78.0917°E / 17.6294; 78.0917
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictSangareddy
MetroHyderabad Metropolitan Region
CityHyderabad
Municipal Established1954
(70 years ago)
 (1954)
Named forSanga
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodySangareddy Municipal Corporation
 • MLAChinta Prabhakar
 • District collectorSmt .Valluru Kranthi, IAS
Area
 • City13.70 km2 (5.29 sq mi)
Elevation
496 m (1,627 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • City72,344
 • Rank21st in Telangana
 • Density5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
325,000
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
502 001
Telephone codecode-08455
Vehicle registrationTS 15

Sangareddy, formally Sangareddipet[2] is a city and district headquarters of the Sangareddy district in the Indian state of Telangana. It was named after the ruler Sanga, who was the son of Rani Shankaramba, a ruler of Medak during the Nizam era. It is the largest city in the Sangareddy district and the sixth largest city in the state.

Government and politics

Civic administration

The Sangareddy Municipality, classified as a first grade municipality with 38 election wards, was created in 1954. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 13.69 km2 (5.29 sq mi).[1] The city is spread with an Urban area of 45Sq Kms.

Economy

The city has three large-scale public sector industries. These are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (one of the Maharatna companies of the Indian government), Bharat Dynamics Limited (where one of India's most powerful missiles, Prithvi, was produced), and Ordnance Factory Medak (which manufactures the Sarath tanks for the Indian Army).

The city includes the Old Sangareddy and New Sangareddy sections. Old Sangareddy is known for its bazaars and old district jail, which has been converted to a jail museum and now called Heritage Jail Museum.[3]

Monin, a French liquor company, has started to build a manufacturing facility in the district.[4]

Education

There are a variety of educational institutions in Sangareddy. There is a Government Medical College, Sangareddy.

Transportation

Roads

NH-65 road passes through the city.

About 15 km away from Sangareddy is an outer ring road which connects to Shamshabad airport – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, Gachibowli, and Medchal.

A bypass road to NH44 is linked from Sangareddy to Shadnagar through Chevella.

Long distance travel options are also available from Sangareddy to Tirupati, Vizag, Vijayawada, and Kandukooru directly.

Rail

The nearest railway stations are Shankarpalli railway station which is about 22 km away, Lingampally, which is about 30 km away, Secunderabad (about 50 km away) and Nampally Station, which is around 53 km away. Zahirabad Railway Station which is about 55 km away.

Air

The nearest air transport facility is Hyderabad International Airport, which is 70 km from Sangareddy.

Demographics

Religion in Sangareddy[5]

  Hinduism (62.4%)
  Islam (34.4%)
  Christianity (1.8%)
  Others (1.4%)

The city had a population of 72,344 as of the 2011 census.[6][7]

Media

The Telugu dailies publishers in the city are Eenadu, Andhra Jyothy, and Sakshi. Apart from the local language, there are also English papers such as The Hindu, The Times of India, and The Hans India.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b c "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ "District Sangareddy, Government of Telangana | India".
  3. ^ Arif, Mohd. (10 March 2015). "First-ever Jail Museum". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  4. ^ "French firm Monin breaks ground for ₹300 crore flavoured syrup plant near Hyderabad". The Hindu. 13 September 2023.
  5. ^ "Sangareddy Population, Religion, Caste, Working Data Medak, Andhra Pradesh - Census 2011". www.censusindia.co.in. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Sangareddy Municipality City Population Census 2011-2024 | Andhra Pradesh". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  7. ^ a b "Census: Population: Andhra Pradesh: Sangareddy | Economic Indicators | CEIC". www.ceicdata.com. Retrieved 6 January 2024.