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Tandur is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Tandur is located in India
Tandur (India)
Coordinates: 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58Coordinates: 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58
Country India
DistrictVikarabad district
 • BodyMunicipal Council
 • Total21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
450 m (1,480 ft)
 • Total71,008
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu , and ]] Urdu - ( తెలుగు , اردو )
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Tandur is a town in Vikarabad district in the Indian State of Telangana. It is a Municipality as well as Headquarters of Tandur Mandal in Tandur Revenue Division. It is known for Lime Stone Industries, Cement Industries and Redgram (Pigeon pea) production. Drinking water is sourced from the River Kagna, tributary to Bhima River, which is 4 km from the town.[1]


Tandur is located at 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58.[2] It has an average elevation of 450 m. The municipal town is spread over an area of 6 sq. km. There is a proposal of extending the municipal limits of Tandur from 6 km2 to 29 km2. There are 36 municipal wards in this municipality. The major railway station is located on Secunderabad–Wadi section of the Mumbai route. It is well connected with other neighboring towns like Zaheerabad (60 km), Sangareddy (95 km), Mahabubnagar (80 km) and Vikarabad (40 km). through Roads And Railways.


Tandur has a very different History, as some sources say that during the battle between the Qutub Shahi Dynasty and Mughal Empire the army of Mughal Empire passed through Tandur to besiege of Golconda Fort of Hyderabad[citation needed]. It is thought that the Nizams of Hyderabad used to visit Tandur for hunting. A local grandee, Yusuf Seth used to arrange a grand welcome to the Nizam of Hyderabad[citation needed]. The rich vegetation and varied wildlife were an attraction, but now deforestation has denuded the wildlife. The old houses of Tandur city were built of mud walls and stones slabs on wooden supports. The railway track divides old and new Tandur. There are still some remnants of the fortification of Tandur during the period of Nizam of Hyderabad known as "Naubath Khana" situated in the Old Tandur Inside Gadi.[citation needed].


In the 2011 Indian census, [3] Tandur had a population of 71,008 – 35,695 are males while 35,310 are females as per report released by Census India 2011literacy rate of Tandur is 78%, which is higher than the state average of 67.02%. In Tandur, male literacy is around 80.07% whilst the female literacy rate is 76.03%. Tandur is rapidly developing town, and it is the largest town in the Vikarabad District.

Sri Bhavigi Bhadreshwar Temple in Tandur


Tandur is known for its Blue, Green,and Yellow coloured Limestone.[4] Tandur is the main producer and distributor for blue limestone which can be used for flooring, wall cladding and even for the slabs.[citation needed]


It is part of Tandur Assembly Constituency and Chevella Lok Sabha Constituency. Ranjith Reddy of TRS is present MP - Member of Parliament of Chevella Lok Sabha Constituency. Panjugula Rohit Reddy of TRS is present MLA - Member of Legislative Assembly of Tandur Assembly Constituency. Patnam Mahender Reddy was elected as MLA to Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly from Tandur assembly constituency in 1994, 1999 and 2009 and after bifurcation of the state was re-elected in 2014 to Tandur Assembly Constituency and served as Minister and lost in 2018 elections. Sunitha Sampath of INC is the Municipal Chairperson of Tandur.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Medchal−Malkajgiri district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tandur (Red dots are railways)
  3. ^ "Tandur telangana 2011 census data".
  4. ^ https://cckraopedia.blogspot.in/2013/01/tandur.html