Bhongir

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Bhongir
Tribhuvanagiri
Town
Bhongir Fort
Bhongir Fort
Nickname(s): Bhongir
Bhongir is located in Telangana
Bhongir
Bhongir
Bhongir is located in India
Bhongir
Bhongir
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°31′N 78°53′E / 17.51°N 78.89°E / 17.51; 78.89Coordinates: 17°31′N 78°53′E / 17.51°N 78.89°E / 17.51; 78.89
Country India
State Telangana
District Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district
Government
 • Body Bhongir Municipality
 • MLA Pailla Shekar Reddy
 • MP Burra Narsaiah
Area[1]
 • Total 9.63 km2 (3.72 sq mi)
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 53,339
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu ,Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 508116
Vehicle registration TS-30

Bhongir is a town and District Headquarter of Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of the Indian state of Telangana.[1] It is a part of Hyderabad Metropolitan Region, located on National Highway 163.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Bhongir Fort is one of the isolated monolithic rocks carved by the Western Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI and was thus named after him as Tribhuvanagiri. This name gradually became Bhuvanagiri and subsequently Bhongir.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bhongir is located at 17°30′39″N 78°53′20″E / 17.5108°N 78.8889°E / 17.5108; 78.8889.[5] It has an average elevation of 329 metres (1,079 ft).

Demographics[edit]

The municipal area covers 9.63 km². As of 2011 India census,[6] Bhongir had a population of 53,339.[7] Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhongir has an average literacy rate of 70%, less than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 78% and female literacy of 61%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Politics[edit]

Bhongir as a Lok Sabha constituency came into existence in 2008 as per Delimitation Act of 2002.

Culture[edit]

Distant view of Bhuvanagiri fort

Notable persons from the town are Alimineti Madhava Reddy, Pratyusha, Sudhakar Ratnapuram.

The are certain notable landmarks in the town. Bhongir Fort is one such structure. Rock Climbing School at Bhongir Fort is the training center for rock climbing.[8][9]

Politics[edit]

Bhongir Railway Station Entrance Board

Pailla Shekar Reddy is the present MLA.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook – Nalgonda" (PDF). Census of India. p. 13,52. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Yadadri district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bhongir Fort is a shutterbug's paradise". The Hindu. 9 October 2004. 
  5. ^ "Bhongir at Fallingrain.com". fallingrain.com. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Alphabetical list of towns and their population" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. 8 July 2014. 
  8. ^ [1] The Hindu 4 October 2013.
  9. ^ "It's the climb!". The New Indian Express. 
  10. ^ "Bhongir Assembly Constituency Election Results 2009". Electionaffairs.com. 

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