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Sedam is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 17°10′59″N 77°16′59″E / 17.183°N 77.283°E / 17.183; 77.283Coordinates: 17°10′59″N 77°16′59″E / 17.183°N 77.283°E / 17.183; 77.283
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Gulbarga
Lok Sabha Constituency Gulbarga
 • Total 5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,539
 • Density 5,734.36/km2 (14,851.9/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 585 222
Telephone code 08441
Vehicle registration KA 32

Sedam or Seram is a town in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also the headquarters of the Sedam Taluka.


The town is spread over an area of 5.5 square kilometres (2.1 sq mi).[1]

Sedam Taluk shares borders with three Taluks in the Gulbarga district: Chitapur Taluk to the west, Chincholi Taluk to the north and Yadgir district to the south. It also borders Tandur Taluk of the Rangareddy District of Andhra Pradesh and Kodangal Taluk of the Mahbubnagar District in Andhra Pradesh to the east.



Sedam is well connected by road. It is 150 km from Hyderabad,Capital City of Andhra Pradesh.It is connected to Gulbarga,the district headquarters which is 50 km. On the Sedam Gulbarga Road Gulbarga Airport is coming up which is scheduled to come into operation by mid March 2014.


Sedam lies in the Hyderabad-Mumbai route and Delhi-Bangalore Route. The following trains have a stop in Sedam Hussain Sagar Express, Mumbai Express, Rayalseema Express(Tirupati-Hyderabad), Hari Priya Express, Delhi-Bangalore Rajdhani Express. In fact Sedam is the first taluka where Rajdhani stops. There are ordinary passenger trains in addition.


As of 2001 India census, Sedam had a population of 31,529. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sedam has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 49%. In Sedam, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.[2][3]


Sedam in ancient times was known Sedimba. Sedam was ruled by Rashtrautas and Kalyani Chalukyas. Some of the ancient temples in Sedam town are Madhava trilingeshwara Eshwara Temple, Kottala Basaveshwara Temple, Manvikeshwara Temple, Panchalingeshwara Temple, Bananti Kambha, Jwalamukhi statues and Ganapa Navakoti Narayana Temple, Karadagiri Hanuman Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Hingulambika Temple, Sadesab Darga, Masjid-e-Mahal, Mecca Masjid. Sedam also has an ancient fort, Ganesh temple in Ganesh nagar. Near to sedam about 12-14 kms away, there is a place called Ranjol with a famous masjid. Sedam also has some Jain cave ruins possibly from the time of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty.


  • Sedam is famous for its Shahabad stones which are used for construction. A lot of quarries around Sedam mines these stones to sell (both uncut and polished).
  • Two cement factories are also present in this taluk.Vasavadatta cement in Sedam and Rajashree cement in Malkhed.
  • Food grain industry is also a big here specially with Toor dal being sent to far away places in Tamil Nadu.

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  1. ^ The population and area of major towns in Karnataka has been mentioned in the webpage Population of Corporation/CMC/TMC/TP belonging to the Municipal Administration Department of the Government of Karnataka
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
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