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Vikarabad is located in Telangana
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
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 501101
Telephone code 08416
Vehicle registration TS7 & TS8

Vikarabad is a town and municipality in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana in India.

Vikarabad is very famous town and a municipality in the Telangana State. The vikarabad is named after a Paigah noble called Nawab Muhammed Fazaluddin Khan (Sir Viqar-ul-Umrah Bahadur II), Sikander Jung, Iqbal-ud-Daula II, Iqtadar-ul-Mulk II, Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (K.C.I.E.), Kaisar-e-Hind Gold Medal (K.I.H.) was also became the Prime minister of Hyderabad and Berar (1893 - 1901). The entire vikarabad village was granted to Nawab Viqar-ul-Umrah Bahadur II as a Inam (Gift) permanently for rendering conspicuous service to the state. Nawab Viqar-ul-Umrah was the younger son of Nawab Rasheeduddin Khan Bahadur (Shams-ul-Umrah IV, Ameer-e-Kabeer III, Viqar-ul-Umrah I, Iqtadar-ud-Daula I, Iqtadar-ul-Mulk I.


As of 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%. In Vikarabad, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest around Vikarabad[edit]

  • Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, in Ananthagiri Village, 6 km from Vikarabad Mandal, Ranga Reddy District and 75 km from Hyderabad city.[3]
  • Ananthagiri Hills, 6 km from Vikarabad, has Anantha Padnabhanaba Swamy temple. It is one of the big forest area in Ranga Reddy district. It is the place where Musi river starts. There is also a TB hospital located on Ananthagiri hills, the second biggest TB hospital in AP.


Vikarabad is an assembly constituency in Telangana State.


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