Warangal District

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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.

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[edit] Warangal Attractions

Warangal has a number of tourist attractions, including:

  • Thousand Pillar Temple
  • Warangal Fort
  • Bhadra Kali Temple
  • Sri Someshwara LaxmiNarasimha Swamy Temple, Palakurthy
  • Jain Temple
  • Kolanupaka
  • Sri Veeranarayana Temple
  • Pakhal Lake
  • Ramappa Temple
  • Kolanupaka Museum
  • Vanavigyan Kendra
  • Laknavaram Lake
  • Kakatiya Musical Garden
  • National Institute of Technology ( former REC)

[edit] Transportation

[edit] 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).

[edit] Rail transport

The city has a major railway junction called Kazipet.

[edit] Airport

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.

[edit] NGOs in Warangal

The Non Governmental Organisation functioning in Warangal:

  • SWATHI is an NGO working for the cause of Blood Donation from Hanamkonda.
  • SNEHA is an NGO providing rehabilitation for the AIDS effected in Warangal.
  • ANURAAG is an Women Headed Organisation functioning on empowerment of the poor in Hanamkonda.
  • SAI VIKAS is an NGO running rehabilitation centre for the Mentally Challenged at Palivelpula.
  • OASIS is an NGO Runnning Orphan Home at NGOs colony.

[edit] Education

Educational institutions

Some of the major educational institutions in this district are:


1. Kakatiya University( Official Website )

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.

[edit] Schools

  • St. Gabriel's high school: The Society of Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel is part of a world wide religious society founded by a French priest by name of St. Louis Marie de Montfort (1673-1716) in France in the early years of 18th century. It became an autonomous society in 1842. Ever since, it has been a pioneer in the field of general education, vocational education and the education of the deaf and blind. Today, The brothers of St. Gabriel work in 31 countries in all the continents of the world. The brothers arrived in India in 1903. After a century, there are six provinces in India institutions. These institutions provide general and vocational education, training for the deaf, the blind, the aged and the orthopedically handicapped, fighting for the rights and developed of tribals, dalits and urban poor and creating harmony and peace among religious and social groups. The brothers are guided by the motto of its founder St. Louis Marie de Montfort: God Alone. for more information log on tolocated at Fatimanagar, Kazipet.
  • Fatima Girls High School
  • Kakatiya High School
  • Warangal Public School
  • Tiny Tots High School
  • Oasis public school
  • St. thomas high school

[edit] Basic Amenities

[edit] 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.

[edit] Water supply

The Devadula lift irrigation project supplies the entire district with water.[citation needed]

[edit] Theatres

Warangal

  • Ram Lakshman
  • Gemini
  • Gemini Mayuri
  • Devi
  • Kakatiya 35MM
  • Kakatiya 70MM
  • Ramakrishna
  • Sitarama
  • Sunil
  • Radhika

Hanamkonda

  • Amrutha
  • Ashoka
  • Sridevi
  • Vijaya

Kazipet

  • MBT

[edit] Business and Industry

IT/ITES Hardware

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.

[edit] Textiles

This district is famous for producing COTTON. COTTON ginning is done here and supplied to places like MUMBAI and COIMBATORE.

[edit] 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.

[edit] See Also

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Districts Of Andhra Pradesh

Adilabad DistrictAnantapur DistrictChittoor DistrictKadapa District (Cuddapah) • East Godavari DistrictGuntur DistrictHyderabad District (India)Karimnagar DistrictKhammam DistrictKrishna DistrictKurnool DistrictMahbubnagar DistrictMedak DistrictNalgonda DistrictNellore DistrictNizamabad DistrictPrakasam DistrictRanga Reddy DistrictSrikakulam DistrictVisakhapatnam DistrictVizianagaram DistrictWarangal DistrictWest Godavari District


List of Mandals in Warangal District

Atmakur (Warangal District)BachannapetaBhupalpalleChennaraopetCheriyalChityalDevaruppulaDharmasagarDornakalDuggondiEturnagaramGeesugondaGhanapurGhanpur(Stn)GovindaraopetGudurHanamkondaHasanparthyJangaonKesamudramKhanapurKodakandlaKothagudemKuraviLingala GhanpurMaddur (Warangal District)MahabubabadMangapetMaripedaMogullapalleMulug (Warangal District)NallabellyNarmettaNarsampetNarsimhulapetNekkondaNellikudurPalakurthiParkalParvathagiriRaghunatha PalleRaiparthyRegondaSangemShayampetTadvaiThorrurVenkatapurWardhannapetZaffergadh





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