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The Church of South India Cathedral in Medak
The Church of South India Cathedral in Medak
Medak is located in Telangana
Medak is located in India
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°02′46″N 78°15′47″E / 18.046°N 78.263°E / 18.046; 78.263Coordinates: 18°02′46″N 78°15′47″E / 18.046°N 78.263°E / 18.046; 78.263
Country India
State Telangana
Elevation 442 m (1,450 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 44,255
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 502110
Telephone code 08452
ISO 3166 code IN-TG
Vehicle registration TS-35[2]
Website Medak municipality

Medak is a town in Medak district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Medak mandal in Medak revenue division.[3]


Medak is located at 18°02′N 78°16′E / 18.03°N 78.27°E / 18.03; 78.27.[4] It has an average elevation of 442 meters (1450 feet).


The original name of Medak is believed to be Siddapuram. The town's name was later changed to Gulshanabad, and Methukuseema later it was changed to MEDAK


As of 2011 census of India, the town had a population of 44,255 with 9011 households. The total population constitute, 21,336 males and 22,919 females —a sex ratio of 1074 females per 1000 males. 4,815 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,418 are boys and 2,397 are girls —a ratio of 991 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 78.56% with 30,984 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 66.46%.[3][5]


Medak municipality was formed in the year 1953. It is spread over an area of 22.00 km2 (8.49 sq mi).[6] Medak urban agglomeration consists of Medak municipality and the out growth of Ausulapalle village.[3]


Most notably festival of Bathukamma in the springtime is 9 a day long festival.


The largest employer in Medak is Ordnance Factory Medak of the Ordnance Factories Board. It manufactures products for the Indian Armed Forces and is the largest contributor to Medak's economy.[7]


Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary named for the nearby Pocharam Lake. Medak Cathedral sees over the Diocese of Medak, the single largest diocese in Asia.[8] Ancient temple of Kuchadri venkateshwara swamy at Kuchanpally is a nearby Hindu worship centre. In 2011, it was declared as protected monument by Archaeological department, government of Andhra Pradesh.[9]


  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook - Medak" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 12–13. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Medak". Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Telangana State Portal". Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Indian Ordnance Factories: Ordnance Factory Project Medak". Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Church of South India - Diocese of Medak. "Medak Cathedral". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Monuments of Medak". Department of Archaeology and Museums. 

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