Shamshabad
Novotel Hyderabad Airport Exterior
Novotel Hyderabad Airport Exterior
Shamshabad is located in Telangana
Shamshabad
Shamshabad
Location in Telangana, India
Shamshabad is located in India
Shamshabad
Shamshabad
Shamshabad (India)
Coordinates: 17°15′37″N 78°23′49″E / 17.2603°N 78.3969°E / 17.2603; 78.3969Coordinates: 17°15′37″N 78°23′49″E / 17.2603°N 78.3969°E / 17.2603; 78.3969
Country India
StateTelangana,
DistrictRanga Reddy
MetropolitanHyderabad Metropolitan Region
Founded byPaigah
Named forShams-ul-Umra
Area
 • Total155 km2 (60 sq mi)
Elevation
574 m (1,883 ft)
Population
 • Total1,300,000
 • Density952/km2 (2,470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)hyderabadi
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
501218
Vehicle registrationTS-07

Shamshabad is in the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Shamshabad mandal of Rajendranagar revenue division.[1] The international airport of Hyderabad is located here.

History

In former times the area was known as Sedanti village, which was later renamed Shamsabad in reference to Shams-ul-Umra, the title bestowed upon "Abul Fateh Khan", Tegh Jung, Shams-ud-Daula, Shams-ul-Mulk and Shams-ul-Umrah ("The Sun among the Nobles"), who founded the Paigah nobility during the reign of Nizam II, Mir Nizam Ali Khan (1762-1803). There was a time when the whole of the Shamsabad area were under the direct control of Paigah, including where the new airport has been built, the entire Shamsabad village was granted to Nawab Shams-ul-Umara Bahadur as a reward. Nawab Moin-ud-Daula Bahadur, a leading Paigah noble, built a country home on a hillock and race course in Shamsabad for his own. As happened with other locality names, Shamsabad too got corrupted and over the years came to be called Shamshabad.

There is a railway station at Shamshabad by the name Umdanagar, which is part of the South Central Railway, Indian Railways.

Geography

Shamshabad is located at 17°15′37″N 78°23′49″E / 17.2603°N 78.3969°E / 17.2603; 78.3969.[2] It has an average elevation of 574 metres (1,886 ft).

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Shamshabad welcomes Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which began operations 23 March 2008.

Statue of Equality

Statue of Equality (Ramanuja) has been unveiled on 5th Feb'2022

Panchayats

There are 24 panchayats in the Shamshabad mandal.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Rangareddy district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Shamsabad
  3. ^ Details of Telangana till Village Panchayat Tier Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine