Hyderabad, a city with a deep-rooted past lies on the banks of river Moosi.
It's language and mannerisms still exude it's rich and legendary past.
The Nizam's of Hyderabad were known to be one of the wealthiest royal's
of the past. The elegant buildings, marbled temples and monuments stand
testimony to it. This 400 year old city was named after Hyder Mahal wife
of the ruler Quli Qutab Shah. Today Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra
Pradesh and is a cosmopolitan city on the fast track.
Area : 260 Sq. Km
Population : Approx 7 million (1991 Census : 3,145,939)
Growth Rate : 9.5%
Land Use : Urban 93% [including industrial]; Agriculture 1.7%; Water
Altitude : 536 metres above sea level
Languages : Urdu, Telgu, Hindi, English
Industries : Cotton and silk textiles, cigarettes, paper, pottery,
glassware and more recently information technology and call centres.
Character : The area exhibits undulating topography with number of tanks
and hill ranges. The elevation ranging between 500 to 600m. While Banjara, Jubilee, Golconda, Nawabat Pahad, Tirumalagiri and Moula Ali
are prominent hill ranges, Hussain Sagar and Mir Alam are prominent
tanks located within the city. Hussain Sagar located in the heart of the
city bifurcates it into Secunderabad and Hyderabad. The Musi river
passing through the middle of Hyderabad city flows in an easterly
Weather : Summer temperatures range from a mean maximum of 40 deg
centigrade to a mean minimum of 30 deg centigrade. Winter temperatures
range from 22 deg centigrade. to 14 deg centrigrade. The monsoon season
normally occurs from June to December. Registers rainfall of about 89