Warangal is a district in Andhra Pradesh, India. The administrative seat is Warangal.
Warangal District has an area of 12,846 km², and a population of 3,246,004 of which 19.20% was urban as of 2001. The district is bounded by Karimnagar District to the north, Khammam District to the east and southeast, Nalgonda District to the southwest, and Medak District to the west. Warangal is well known for its granite quarries (notably the black and brown varieties) and as a market for rice, chilies, cotton, and tobacco.
The Warangal district headquarter is Warangal city. This city is also called as tri-city, as it includes Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet cities. It is the biggest city in Telangana after Hyderabad (state capital).
The district hosts the Samakka-Sarakka Jatara congregation. Every two years, approximately ten million people converge over three days around the small village of Tadvai, 90 km from Warangal city. This fair commemorates the valiant fight put up by a mother-daughter combination with the reigning rulers over an unjust law.
Warangal has been recently in the news because of the Separate Telangana issue. It has been a major centre for the movement and its rebirth.
Kaloji Narayana Rao is a freedom fighter and a well known writer from Telangana.
 Warangal Attractions
Warangal has a number of tourist attractions, including:
 Road Transport
National Highway 202 (India) between Hyderabad - Bhopalpatnam (Chhattisgarh) runs through the district. Warangal city is surrounded with small towns like Bhoopalpally (Indrasena Reddy/Dasharatha Ram Reddy), Parkal(its a mandal with all the amenities like Govt.Hospital,Lot of schools,5 cinema theatres,35 kilometers from warangal), Narsampet, Torrur and Jangaon each 30-50 kilometers distant.
Warangal is about 150 km distant by road from Hyderabad (capital of Andhra Pradesh).
 Rail transport
The city has a major railway junction called Kazipet.
Hyderabad International Airport is about 3 ½ hours by road from Warangal city. This district has a small airport, Mamnoor, which could accommodate small aircraft like the ATR 42.
 NGOs in Warangal
The Non Governmental Organisation functioning in Warangal:
Some of the major educational institutions in this district are:
2. National Institute of Technology, Warangal (formerly REC Warangal — An engineering education institute)
3. Kakatiya Medical College – A medical education institute which has a 1000 bed general hospital attached to it.
4. Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science engineering college established in 1980.
There are several engineering colleges situated around the city, producing thousands of engineering students every year.
 Basic Amenities
 Power Sector
APGENCO has a 500 MW (expandable to 1000MW in future) super thermal power plant in the Bhupalpally area. APGENCO has a 500 MW (expandable to 1000MW in future) super thermal power plant in the Oglapur village in Atmakur mandal.This is under construction.
 Water supply
The Devadula lift irrigation project supplies the entire district with water.
 Business and Industry
In 2001 Software Technology Parks of India started its branch in NIT Warangal premises to issue single window facilities, fast track permissions to IT, ITES companies & hardware parks so that IT/ITES parks can be established easily. Some software companies like IBSS Software Solutions and LINUS InfoTech are planning to start their companies in Warangal because of the low living cost, low pollution and good infrastructure facilities.
This district is famous for producing COTTON. COTTON ginning is done here and supplied to places like MUMBAI and COIMBATORE.
 Food processing
The district is home to the Regional Research Center of the Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University. This district is famous for red chilly exports. Most of the chilly exports go to Nagpur, Mumbai and Pune. Watermelon, Musk melon and Gherkins are grown in the district. Nekkonda, Dornakal, Torrur and Mahabubabad are known for Mango gardens. Vegetables are supplied to Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Nagpur and Hyderabad . APGENCO has a 500 MW (expandable to 1000MW in future) super thermal power plant in the Oglapur in Atmakur mandol.
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