Tandur
Tandur is located in Telangana
Tandur
Tandur
Location in Telangana, India
Tandur is located in India
Tandur
Tandur
Tandur (India)
Coordinates: 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58Coordinates: 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58
Country India
DistrictVikarabad District
StateTelangana
Government
 • BodyMunicipal Council
Area
 • Total21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total71,108
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
501141
Area code(s)08411
Vehicle registrationTS 34
Websitetelangana.gov.in

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).

Transport

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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.[1]

Demographics

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%.[2]

Sri Bhavigi Bhadreshwar Temple in Tandur
Sri Bhavigi Bhadreshwar Temple in Tandur

Economy

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Industries in Tandur include blue, green, and yellow-colored limestone that can be used for flooring, wall cladding, and slabs.[3] 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.

Politics

See also: Tandur (Assembly constituency)

Villages

See also

References

  1. ^ "Medchal−Malkajgiri district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Tandur Telangana 2011 census data".
  3. ^ Rao, C. chandra Kanth (21 January 2013). "Encyclopedia in Telugu (తెలుగులో విజ్ఞానసర్వస్వం): తాండూరు (Tandur)". Encyclopedia in Telugu (తెలుగులో విజ్ఞానసర్వస్వం). Retrieved 24 May 2021.