Wanaparthy
Palace of the Raja of Wanaparthy
Coordinates: 16°21′40″N 78°03′46″E / 16.361°N 78.0627°E / 16.361; 78.0627Coordinates: 16°21′40″N 78°03′46″E / 16.361°N 78.0627°E / 16.361; 78.0627
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictWanaparthy
Government
 • Typewanaparthy municipal council
 • BodyTelangana Rashtra Samithi
 • MLASingireddy Niranjanreddy Telangana Rashtra Samithi
Area
 • Total27.03 km2 (10.44 sq mi)
Elevation402 m (1,319 ft)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total60,949
 • Density2,300/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Languages,
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
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Vehicle registrationTS 32
Websitewww.wanaparthy.telangana.gov.in wanaparthymunicipality.in

Wanaparthy is a town of Wanaparthy district of Telangana, India. The first polytechnic college (KDR Government Polytechnic) in Telangana started in Wanaparthy. It is located 149 km from the state capital Hyderabad.

History

Wanaparthy was governed by a feudal ruler, Rameshwar Rao II is visiting Raja of Wanaparthy in 2008, who was a vassal of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Wanaparthy was one of the 14 major Zamindari segments in Telangana in Post-Independent India. Raja died on 22 November 1922. As his successor, Krishna Dev was a minor, his estate was managed by the Court as his ward. Krishna Dev died before attaining adulthood and the crown passed on to his son Rameshwar Rao III. Soon after India abolished all regal titles. Suravaram Pratapareddy entered politics from (INC - Indian National Congress) at the end of his life and was elected to the Hyderabad State Legislative he won the first general election and he is the first Wanaparthy M.L.A in 1952. After the formation of the Telangana Government, Wanaparthy is proposed as a district along with the other 14 new district proposals to the new government apart from the 10 existing districts.

Demographics

According to the 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 60,949. The total population constituted 31,501 males, 29,448 females and 6,122 children (age group of 0–6 years). The average literacy rate was 77.91% with 42,713 literates, higher than the national average of 73.00%.[4]

Notable personalities

Wanaparthy Samsthanam

Wanaparthy Top view from Hill
Wanaparthy Top view from Hill
Wanaparthy Panorama view
Wanaparthy Panorama view

Wanaparthy Samsthanam or Raja of Wanaparthy was a vassal of Nizam of Hyderabad. He controlled the feudatory of Wanaparthy.

References

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  4. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Telangana State Portal Agriculture-and-Co-operation". www.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  6. ^ "I&PR Department, A.P". ipr.ap.nic.in. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
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