Vikarabad

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Vikarabad
వికారాబాద్
Head quarters
Vikarabad is located in Telangana
Vikarabad
Vikarabad
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°20′N 77°54′E / 17.33°N 77.90°E / 17.33; 77.90Coordinates: 17°20′N 77°54′E / 17.33°N 77.90°E / 17.33; 77.90
Country  India
State Telangana
District Rangareddy
Elevation 638 m (2,093 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 53,143
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 501101
Telephone code 08416
Vehicle registration TS7 & TS8
Website vikarabadonline.in

Vikarabad is a town and Headquarter of the Ranga Reddy district of the south indian state of Telangana.

Vikarabad is named after the Paigah noble Nawab Muhammed Fazaluddin Khan KCIE, also known as Sir Viqar-ul-Umrah Bahadur II, Sikander Jung, Iqbal-ud-Daula II and Iqtadar-ul-Mulk II. Nawab Muhammed Fazaluddin Khan served as prime minister of Hyderabad State and Berar Province between 1893 and 1901. The town of Vikarabad was granted permanently to Nawab Viqar-ul-Umrah Bahadur II as an inam (gift) for rendering conspicuous service to the state. Nawab Viqar-ul-Umrah was the younger son of Nawab Rasheeduddin Khan Bahadur.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 India census,[2] Vikarabad had a population of 42,258. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Vikarabad has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 72% and female literacy is 57%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest around Vikarabad[edit]

  • Trails outdoor trekking, camping and activity park.
  • Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple in the village of Ananthagiri, 6 km from Vikarabad Mandal.[3]
  • Ananthagiri Hills, a forest region which is home to the Anantha Padnabhanaba Swamy temple. and the source of the Musi River. Andhra Pradesh's second largest tuberculosis hospital is located in the Ananthagiri hills.

Politics[edit]

Vikarabad is an assembly constituency in Telangana State. MPs representing the town have been:

Religious Persecution[edit]

On 11th January 2014, Reverend Sanjaeevulu, leader of the Friends of Hebron evangelical church was stabbed seven times by strangers who claimed that they wanted to take part in a prayer group. His wife was beaten with an iron rod. Three days later, Sanjaeevulu died of his injuries in hospital.[4] According to Release International, Reverend Sanjeevala's death is "among a growing catalogue of stories from India of Christian pastors and church leaders being attacked by Hindu nationalist groups who are determined to halt the progress of the gospel."[5]

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