Suryapet

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Suryapet
City
Pillalamarri, one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Suryapet
Pillalamarri, one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Suryapet
Suryapet is located in Telangana
Suryapet
Suryapet
Suryapet is located in India
Suryapet
Suryapet
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°08′29″N 79°37′25″E / 17.1415°N 79.6236°E / 17.1415; 79.6236Coordinates: 17°08′29″N 79°37′25″E / 17.1415°N 79.6236°E / 17.1415; 79.6236
Country India
State Telangana
District Suryapet
Founded by New District [october 22 2016]
Named for same name as before in part of Nalgonda
Government
 • Type State government ruling
 • Body Suryapet Municipality
 • MLA Guntakandla Jagadish Reddy (TRS)
Area[1]
 • Total 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 571 m (1,873 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 105,250
 • Rank 10th (in state)
 • Density 4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 508 213
Telephone code 91-8684
Vehicle registration TS–29
Sex ratio 1000:923 /
HDI Increase 0.552
HDI Category medium
Literacy 84.88%
Website suryapetmunicipality.com

Suryapet Listeni/ˈsrjɑːptə/ is a city and the district headquarters of Suryapet district in the Indian state of Telangana.[2][3]

Etymology[edit]

The name Suryapet is derived from "Surya" meaning Sun and "pet" meaning suburb.

Geography[edit]

Suryapet or Suriapet is located at 17°09′00″N 79°37′00″E / 17.1500°N 79.6167°E / 17.1500; 79.6167.[4] It has an area of 54 square kilometres (21 sq mi).

History[edit]

Chalukyas, Kakatiyas and Nizam dynasties ruled the region.[5]

Climate[edit]

Under the Köppen climate classification, Suryapet experiences Tropical Wet and Dry Climate. The annual mean temperature is 36 °C .Monthly mean temperatures are 19–40 °C (66–104 °F).Summers (March–June) are hot and humid, with temperatures in the low 30s Celsius; during dry spells, maximum temperatures often exceed 45 °C in May and June. Winter lasts for only about two-and-a-half months, with seasonal lows dipping to 9–11 °C (48–52 °F) in December and January. May is the hottest month, with daily temperatures ranging from 35–43 °C (95–109 °F); January, the coldest month, has temperatures varying from 15–23 °C (59–73 °F). The highest recorded temperature is 51.02 °C (111.0 °F), and the lowest is 9 °C (48 °F).

Rains brought by the south-west summer monsoon lash Suryapet between June and September, supplying it with most of its annual rainfall of 821.0 mm . The highest total monthly rainfall, 180.0 mm, occurs in July .October and November also experiences increased rainfall from the North East Monsoon. Winter season starts in December and lasts through February. Temperatures range from a minimum of 18 °C and can reach 33 °C.

Climate data for Suryapet
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
35
(95)
38
(100)
39
(102)
34
(93)
31
(88)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
29
(84)
28
(82)
32.4
(90.3)
Average low °C (°F) 16
(61)
19
(66)
22
(72)
25
(77)
26
(79)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
18
(64)
16
(61)
21.2
(70.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.12)
18
(0.71)
23
(0.91)
28
(1.1)
39
(1.54)
150
(5.91)
180
(7.09)
144
(5.67)
125
(4.92)
69
(2.72)
39
(1.54)
3
(0.12)
821
(32.35)
Source: MyWeather

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Suryapet
Religion Percentage
Hindu
  
90%
Muslim
  
8%
Christian
  
2%

As of 2011 India census,[6] Suryapet had an urban metropolitan population of 1,06,524[7] Suryapet is the most populous city in Suryapet district. Apart from the city population, it has a floating population of approximately 10,000 from the neighbouring villages daily. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Suryapet has an average literacy rate of 84.88%, higher than the national average of 74.04.%: male literacy is 91.18%, and female literacy is 78.74%. In Suryapet, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Governance[edit]

Civic administration[edit]

Suryapet Municipality tractor collecting garbage

Suryapet municipality was constituted in 1952. It was upgraded to Grade–II in 1984, Grade–I on 7 November 1998.[5] The area of the municipality is spread over an area of 54.00 km2 (20.85 sq mi) with 30 wards.[1] The present municipal municipal commissioner is V. Surender and the chairman is Ganduri Pravalika Prakash.[8][9]

Suryapet Municipality became the first waste-compliant city of India in 2003.[10] It had won Green Leaf Award for Best Garbage Disposal in 2007.[11]

Transport[edit]

Suryapet New Bus station

It lies on the National Highway 65 and is equidistant from the Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Suryapet is a major road junction. TSRTC operates buses from Suryapet to several places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Basic Information". Official website of Suryapet. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Suryapet district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook – Nalgonda" (PDF). Census of India. p. 13. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Suryapet, India". fallingrain.com. 
  5. ^ a b "Suryapet Municipality Introduction". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Government of Telangana. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  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. ^ "Suryapet Metropolitan Region Population". Census 2011, Government of India. 
  8. ^ "Commissioner Contact". Official website of Kodad municipality. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Commissioner Contact". Official website of Suryapet municipality. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Keya Acharya. "Trash driving". The Hindu. 
  11. ^ "Green Leaf Awards presented". The Hindu. 

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