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Origin of the city: 1591
Original name: Bhagyanagar
Area: 260 Sq Kms
Altitude: 536 metres above sea level
Geographical Location: Latitude - 17.39 North
Longitude - 78.47 East


Summer temperatures range from a mean maximum of 40 C to a mean minimum of 30 C; winter temperatures range from 22 C to 10 C; the monsoon season from June to December registers a rainfall of about 89 cms.
Warmest months: April - May
Coldest months: December - January
Importance: The capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Population: 5.2 million (approx) (1991 Census: 4,280,261) with a growth rate of 9.5%.
Languages spoken: Telugu, Urdu, English and Hindi
Dress code: While teenagers attire themselves with fancy and cool clothes, the elderly prefer to wear conservative clothes like Sari, Lungi / Dhoti and Kurta-Pyjama. A light suit for formal meetings is needed. Sherwanis and Jodhpuris are considered the native costumes for Hyderabad.
Lakes: Hussain Sagar, Himayath Sagar and Osman Sagar
Pollution Statistics:Total suspended particulate matter

- 274 ug / m3



Respirable suspended particulate matter

- 104 ug / m3



Sulphur di oxide

22 ug / m3


Oxides of Nitrogen 77 ug /m3
Carbon monoxide Average - 0.1 mg / m3, Peak - 24 mg / m3
Noise levels Average - 79 DB
Peak - 91 DB
Standard - 65 DB.

Best time to visit the city:

November to February when the weather is fairly cool. However, winter in Hyderabad - especially during December - is a bit chill.

Best tourist spots in Hyderabad:

Best spots for snaps:

Best tourist spots
around Hyderabad:

Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Birla Mandir, Tank Bund, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Deccan rock formations at various parts of Hyderabad and Ramoji Film City.

Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Birla Mandir, Birla Planetarium, Osmania University, Nehru Zoological Park, Tank Bund, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Lumbini Park and Public Gardens.

Nagarjuna Sagar, Gandipet, Ocean Park, Elless World and Ramoji Film City.

Industries : Cotton and Silk textiles, Cigarettes, Paper, Pottery and Glassware
Character: The area exhibits varied topography with a number of tanks and mountain ranges. The elevation ranges from 500 to 600 msl (meters above sea level). Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Golconda, Naubat Pahad, Trimulgherry and Moula Ali are prominent mountain ranges.

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