32 Facts About Telangana


Telangana is a state in India situated on the south-central stretch of the Indian peninsula on the high Deccan Plateau.

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Telangana is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north, Chhattisgarh to the northeast, Karnataka to the west, and Andhra Pradesh to the east and south.

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In 1956, the Hyderabad State was dissolved as part of the linguistic reorganization of states and Telangana was merged with the Telugu-speaking Andhra State to form Andhra Pradesh.

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Economy of Telangana is the seventh-largest in India, with a gross state domestic product of 9.

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Hyderabadi cuisine and Kakatiya architecture both from Telangana, are on the list of creativity UNESCO creative city of gastronomy and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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One of the earliest uses of a word similar to Telangana can be seen in a name of Malik Maqbul, who was called the Tilangani, which implies that he was from Telangana.

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Telangana area experienced its golden age during the reign of the Kakatiya dynasty, which ruled most parts of the present-day Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from 1083 to 1323 CE.

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Telangana was later recalled to Delhi, with Mubariz Khan appointed as the viceroy.

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Telangana took the name Asif Jah, starting what came to be known as the Asaf Jahi dynasty.

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Telangana administered the state with the help of English-educated bureaucrats from the Madras and Bombay states, who were familiar with British systems of administration unlike the bureaucrats of Hyderabad State who used a completely different administrative system.

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Telangana Rebellion was a peasant revolt supported by the communists.

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In February 2014, Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 bill was passed by the Parliament of India for the formation of Telangana state comprising ten districts from north-western Andhra Pradesh.

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Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao was elected as the first chief minister of Telangana, following elections in which the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party secured majority.

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Telangana is situated on the Deccan Plateau, in the central stretch of the eastern seaboard of the Indian Peninsula.

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Telangana is drained by several minor rivers such as the Bhima, the Maner, the Manjira, the Musi, and the Tungabhadra.

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Telangana contains various soil types, some of which are red sandy loams, Red loamy sands, lateritic soils, salt-affected soils, alluvial soils, shallow to medium black soils and very deep black cotton soils.

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Telangana is a semi-arid area and has a predominantly hot and dry climate.

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Telangana has three National Parks: Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park in Hyderabad district, and Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park and Mrugavani National Park in Ranga Reddy district.

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Wildlife Sanctuaries in Telangana include Eturunagaram Wildlife Sanctuary and Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary in Warangal District, Kawal Tiger Reserve and Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary in Adilabad district, Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary in Khammam district, Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary in Medak district, Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve in Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar districts, Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary in Medak and Nizamabad districts, Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary in Karimnagar district.

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The Urdu spoken in Telangana is called Hyderabadi Urdu, which in itself is a dialect of the larger Dakhini Urdu dialects of South India.

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Telangana is governed by a parliamentary system of representative democracy, a feature the state shares with other Indian states.

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Farmers in Telangana mainly depend on rain-fed water sources for irrigation.

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Telangana is a mineral-rich state, with coal reserves at Singareni Collieries Company.

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The article, In Planting and performing: Anxiety, aspiration, and “scripts” in Telangana cotton farming, was a way to help better understand the aspects of cotton farming, which remains a big market in India.

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Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation is a state government agency which promotes tourism in Telangana.

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Telangana has a variety of tourist attractions including historical places, monuments, forts, waterfalls, forests and temples.

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Telangana state has won CNBC-TV18's Promising State of the Year Award for the year of 2015.

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Telangana culture combines cultural customs from Persian traditions, embedded during the rule of the region by the Mughals, Qutub Shahis and Nizams, with prominent and predominantly south Indian traditions and customs.

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Indigenous art forms of Telangana include the Cheriyal scroll painting, Nirmal paintings, and Karimnagar Silver Filigree.

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Telangana has multiple institutes of higher education universities along with numerous primary and secondary schools.

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Schools in Telangana are run by the state government or private organisations, which include religious institutions.

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Telangana is home to 27 universities, which include 3 central universities, 17 state universities, 2 deemed universities, and 5 private universities.

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