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|Elevation||638 m (2,093 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||AP 10 V XXX|
Vikarabad is a town and municipality in Ranga Reddy district of Andhra Pradesh in India. It was named after the forth Amir of Paigah, Vikar, prime minister of Hyderabad and Berar. The city is well connected by railroad and has Vikarabad Junction where the railway line coming from Hyderabad/Secunderabad Junction bifurcates towards Pune/Mumbai via Wadi Junction. The other line goes to Parli Vaijnath (a Jyotirlinga Centre) in Maharashtra and further on to Parbhani in Maharashtra. During the princely era Vikar Manzil Palace was a summer retreat of the Nawab (Begumpet railway station was specially constructed by Sir Vikar within his Begumpet Paigah palace conglomerate for his travel to Vikarabad). But deforestation later deprived this city and Taluka of its ecological pre-eminence. Ananthagiri Hills is a forest near Vikarabad.
As of 2001[update] India census, 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. Rangareddy District Police superintendent office is located at Vikarabad. Presently Vikarabad is renowned as a rural education centre. Engineering, Medical, Dental, Polytechnic, ITI, and Colleges of Education are also situated and serving the rural people for low cost. Historical Sri Anantha Padmanabha College helped its pupil to emerge as industrialists, IAS officers, politicians, software engineers and professionals in many fields.
St Judes, Mary Knots and Shishu Mandir are schools with long histories.
After functioning from Hyderabad for 24 years, the Ranga Reddy district police office was finally moved to Vikarabad on 2 May 2003. The Former Home Minister, T. Devender Goud, inaugurated the Ranga Reddy SP office in Vikarabad and laid foundation stones separately for the construction of a new building for SP office and a district jail. See 
DGP Swaranjit Sen on 25 January 2006 inaugurated a separate CLUES team for Ranga Reddy district police at Vikarabad.
Telangana poet, writer and author of several legal works Sri Mangari Rajender, known as Zimbo in literary circles, assumed charge as senior civil judge Vikarabad on 2 May 2009. The "Jaatiya Sahitya Parishath" (Nationalist Forum for Literature) was started as Sahiti Samithi in Vikarabad itself in 1971.
Vikarabad has a good climate. A Tristar tourist guest house/restaurant was built by the AP government.
Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy district is among the eight satellite towns identified for the implementation of pilot scheme on Infrastructure Development with a total outlay of Rs 5,000 crore.
The scheme aims at development of urban infrastructure facilities like solid waste management, water supply and sewerage to channelise future growth and ameliorate pressure on mega-cities, Minister of State, Urban Development, Mr S Saugata Roy told the Lok Sabha.
Places of interest around Vikarabad 
- Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, in Ananthagiri Village, 6 km from Vikarabad Mandal, Ranga Reddy District and 75 km from Hyderabad city.
- Vikar Manzil, presently leased out to office of the RDO (private property belonging to the heirs of Amir e Eaigah Sir Vikar ul Umra)
- 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.
- Bugga Rameshwaram, 4 km from Vikarabad, with Shivalayam temple.
- Sree Anantha Padmanabha Arts, Science and Commerce College, on Ananthagiri Road, 2 km from Vikarabad Mandal, Ranga Reddy District and 70 km from Hyderabad city.
Assembly Constituency 
Vikarabad is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh.
- 2008 G. Prasad Kumar (Indian National Congress)
- 2004 A.Chandra Shekar (Telangana Rashtra Samithi)
- 1999 A. Chandra sekhar (Telugu Desam Party)
- 1994 A. Chandra sekhar (Telugu Desam Party)
- 1989 A. Chandra sekhar (Telugu Desam Party)
- 1985 A. Chandra sekhar (Telugu Desam Party)
- 1983 K.R.K. Swami (Indian National Congress)
- 1978 V.B. Tirumalaiah (Indian National Congress)
- 1972 V.B. Tirumalaiah (Independent)
- 1967 A. Ramaswami (Indian National Congress)
- 1962 A. Ramaswami (Indian National Congress)
- 1957 Marri Chenna Reddy (Indian National Congress)
- 1957 A. Ramaswami (Indian National Congress)
- 1952 Marri Chenna Reddy (Indian National Congress)
- 1952 A. Ramaswami (Indian National Congress)==References==
- "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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