Location in Telangana, India
|• Body||Municipal Council|
|• Total||21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||450 m (1,480 ft)|
|• Density||3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||TS 34|
Tandur is a town in Vikarabad District in the Indian State of Telangana. It is a municipality consisting of 36 wards, as well as the headquarters of Tandur Mandal in the Tandur Revenue Division. It is known for its production of limestone, cement, and redgram (Pigeon pea).
The major railway station is located on the Secunderabad–Wadi section of the Mumbai route. It is connected with neighboring towns like Zaheerabad (60 km), Sangareddy (95 km), Mahabubnagar (80 km), and Vikarabad (40 km) through roads and railways.
Drinking water is sourced from the River Kagna, a tributary of the Bhima River, which is 4 km from the town.
According to the 2011 Indian census, Tandur had a population of 71,008, including 35,695 males and 35,310 females. The literacy rate is 78% (80.07% for men, 76.03% for women), which is higher than the state average of 67.02%.
Industries in Tandur include blue, green, and yellow-colored limestone that can be used for flooring, wall cladding, and slabs. The town is known for cement factories, including the India Cements Limited (ICL), Cement Corporation of India (CCI), Penna Cements, Chettinad Cements, and Vicat Sagar. The cement industry, stone mines, quarries, pigeon pea cultivation, and transportation are the main sources of employment.
See also: Tandur (Assembly constituency)