Suryapet

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Suryapet
City
Suryapet City Overview.jpg
Suryapet is located in Telangana
Suryapet
Suryapet
Location in Telangana, India
Suryapet is located in India
Suryapet
Suryapet
Suryapet (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
Government
 • Type State government ruling
 • Body

Suryapet Municipality

Suryapet Urban Development Authority ( SUDA )
 • MLA Guntakandla Jagadish Reddy (TRS)
Area
 • Total 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 178 m (584 ft)
Population (2011)[1][2][3]
 • Total 115,250[1]
 • Rank 10th (in state)
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
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 (About this sound listen) is a city and the district headquarters of Suryapet district in the Indian state of Telangana[4].Government of India announced Suryapet to be developed under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.[5].Suryapet has been awarded the "Cleanest city" in South India by the Ministry of Urban development in Swachh Survekshan 2017.[6][7].Suryapet sits at the junction of three National Highways linking it to other states.There is direct connectivity of Four Lane Express Highway from Hyderabad to Suryapet and Suryapet to Vijayawada.It lies on the National Highway 65 and is equidistant from the Hyderabad and Vijayawada.It is also known as "Gateway of Telangana".[8] It is located about 134 kilometres (83 mi) east of the state capital, Hyderabad and also it is located about 138 kilometres (86 mi) West of the Andhra Pradesh state capital, Amaravathi.

Etymology[edit]

Previously suryapet is known as Bhanupuri, which is modernized into the name Suryapet.

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.[9] It has an area of 54 square kilometres (21 sq mi).

History[edit]

Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, [Nizam of Hyderabad|Nizam dynasties]] ruled the region.[10]

Pillalamarri, one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Suryapet

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
(90)
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
(70)
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]

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

As of 2011 India census,[11] Suryapet had an urban metropolitan population of 1,15,250[12] 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.[10] The area of the municipality is spread over an area of 54.00 km2 (20.85 sq mi) with 34 wards.[1] The present municipal commissioner is V. Surender and the chairman is Ganduri Pravalika Prakash.[13][14]

Awards[edit]

Suryapet Municipality became the first waste-compliant city of India in 2003.[15] It had won Green Leaf Award for Best Garbage Disposal in 2007.[16]. Suryapet is the first municipality in the country to receive the (ISO 14001-2004 certificate.[17]. Suryapet Municipality has won the HUDCO Award under environmental management category.[18].

Transport[edit]

Suryapet Hi-tech Bus station is the fourth largest bus station in Telangana after Hyderabad, Nizamabad and Karimnagar bus stations.

There are three bus stations in Suryapet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Basic Information". Official website of Suryapet. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Suryapet district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  5. ^ "AP identifies 31, Telangana 15 cities under AMRUT scheme". Eenadu English Portal.
  6. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2017/may/01/suryapet-among-top-10-cleanest-cities-in-india-1599727.html
  7. ^ "Swachh Survekshan -2017 – ranks of 434 cities" (PDF).
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Suryapet, India". fallingrain.com.
  10. ^ a b "Suryapet Municipality Introduction". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Government of Telangana. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Suryapet Metropolitan Region Population". Census 2011, Government of India.
  13. ^ "Commissioner Contact". Official website of Kodad municipality. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Commissioner Contact". Official website of Suryapet municipality. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  15. ^ Keya Acharya. "Trash driving". The Hindu.
  16. ^ "Green Leaf Awards presented". The Hindu.
  17. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/suryapet-municipality-given-iso-certificate/article3070979.ece
  18. ^ http://suryapetneeds.blogspot.in/2014/08/hudco-award-to-suryapet-municipality.html?m=1
  19. ^ District RTC in 45-cr loss in FY 2015-16
  20. ^ Special buses to Suryapet Collectorate

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