Sedam

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Sedam
ಸೇಡಂ
taluka
Sedam is located in Karnataka
Sedam
Sedam
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 17°10′59″N 77°16′59″E / 17.183°N 77.283°E / 17.183; 77.283Coordinates: 17°10′59″N 77°16′59″E / 17.183°N 77.283°E / 17.183; 77.283
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Gulbarga
Lok Sabha Constituency Gulbarga
Area
 • Total 5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 39,341
 • Density 5,734.36/km2 (14,851.9/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 585 222
Telephone code 08441
Vehicle registration KA 32

Sedam or Seram is a town in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also the headquarters of the Sedam Taluka.

Geography[edit]

The town is spread over an area of 5.5 square kilometres (2.1 sq mi).[2] Sedam Taluk shares borders with three Taluks in the Gulbarga district: Chitapur Taluk to the west, Chincholi Taluk to the north and Yadgir district to the south. It also borders Tandur Taluk of the Rangareddy District of Telangana and Kodangal Taluk of the Mahbubnagar District in Telangana to the east.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Sedam is well connected by road. It is 150 km from Hyderabad, Capital City of Telangana State. It is connected to Gulbarga, the district headquarters which is 50 km . It is connected to Yadgir which is 55 km. On the Sedam Gulbarga Road Gulbarga Airport is scheduled to come into operation by mid March 2014.

Rail[edit]

Sedam lies in the Hyderabad-Mumbai route and Delhi-Bangalore Route. The following trains have a stop in Sedam: Hussain Sagar Superfast Express, Mumbai Express, Rayalseema Express(Tirupati-Hyderabad), Hari Priya Express, Delhi-Bangalore Rajdhani Express. Sedam is the first taluka where Rajdhani stops, Konark Express ( Mumbai-Bhuvaneshwar ), Rajkot-Secunderabad Express, Bhavnagar-Kakinada Express, Hubli-Secunderabad Express, Nanded-Bangalore Link Express, Bidar-Yeshvantpur Express. There are other ordinary passenger trains in addition.

Demographics[edit]

Sedam is a Town Municipal Council city and divided into 23 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Sedam Town Municipal Council has population of 39,341 of which 19,816 are males while 19,525 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.[3]

History[edit]

Sedam in ancient times was known Sedimba. Sedam was ruled by Rashtrautas and Kalyani Chalukyas. Some of the ancient temples in Sedam town are Madhava trilingeshwara Eshwara Temple, Kottala Basaveshwara Temple, Manvikeshwara Temple, Panchalingeshwara Temple, Bananti Kambha, Jwalamukhi statues and Ganapa Navakoti Narayana Temple, Karadagiri Hanuman Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Hingulambika Temple, Sadesab Darga, Masjid-e-Mahal, Mecca Masjid. Sedam also has an ancient fort, Ganesh temple in Ganesh nagar. Near to sedam about 12–14 km away, there is a place called Ranjol with a famous masjid. Sedam also has some Jain cave ruins possibly from the time of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty.

Economy[edit]

Sedam is famous for its Shahabad stones which are used for construction. A lot of quarries[4] around Sedam mine these stones to sell (both uncut and polished). Three cement[5] factories are also present in this taluk: Birla Shakti Cement a unit of Vasavadatta cement in Sedam, Ultratech Cement a unit Rajashree cement in Malkhed, and South India Cement ltd Malkhed. The food grain industry is also big here, especially with Toor dal being sent to far away places in Tamil Nadu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ The population and area of major towns in Karnataka has been mentioned in the webpage Population of Corporation/CMC/TMC/TP belonging to the Municipal Administration Department of the Government of Karnataka
  3. ^ "Sedam Census 2011 data". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Quarries in sedam". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Cement companies in sedam". www.karnataka.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016.