|— Metropolitan city —|
|• Total||472 km2 (182 sq mi)|
|Elevation||302 m (991 ft)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||AP 36|
Warangal ( pronunciation (help·info); also known as Orugallu, and Ekasila Nagaram) is a city and a Greater Muncipal Corporation is recently awarded. Warangal district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal is located 148 kilometres (92 mi) northeast of the state capital of Hyderabad and is the administrative headquarters of Warangal District. Warangal metropolitan area is a combination of three cities: Warangal, Hanamakonda and Kazipet. apart from this urban conglomeration 42 village surrounding the city forms The Greater Warangal Muncipal Carporation (GWMC) spread in an area of 472 km2  It has a population of nearly 1 million including Hanamakonda and Kazipet along with the recently merged surrounding 42 villages.
Geography and climate
Warangal is located at. It has an average elevation of 302 metres (990 feet).
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Located in the semi-arid Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, Warangal has a predominantly hot and dry climate. Summers start in March, and peak in May with average high temperatures in the 42 °C (108 °F) range. The monsoon arrives in June and lasts until September with about 550 mm (22 in) of precipitation. A dry, mild winter starts in late November and lasts until early February. With little humidity and average temperatures in the 22–23 °C (72–73 °F) range, this is the best time to visit Warangal.
Warangal is the headquarters of Warangal district. Warangal district contributes a total of twelve seats (Warangal has two; that of Warangal East and Warangal West) in the lower house of the State Legislature and two seats (Warangal and Mahabubabad) in lower house of Indian Parliament.
- Assembly Election Results in 2010(Bi Election) - DASYAM VINAYA BHASKER Won with 74.85votes %
- Assembly Election Results in 2009 - DASYAM VINAYA BHASKER Won with 39.64 votes
- Assembly Election Results in 2009 - BASWARAJU SARAIAH Won with 32.66 votes %
warangal is the second biggest place in telangana ,where first is hyderabad.
As of 2011 India census, Warangal had a population of 759,594. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Warangal has an average literacy rate of 84.16%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 91.54%, and female literacy is 76.79%. In Warangal, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The Mamnoor village, on the south-east outskirts of Warangal on Warangal Khammam Road, was used as an air force base and for glider training. This airport was the biggest airport in India till 1947 build by Hyderabad Nizams convenient for Kagaznagar Paper mill and Azam Jahi Mill. The nearest international airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad located 160 km away from Warangal.
[File:warangal railway station.jpg|thumb|right|warangal railway station]] Warangal is connected well to many major cities of India by rail. It falls under the South Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Kazipet Junction Railway Station in Kazipet, about 13 km from Warangal is a major railway junction on the Hyderabad-New Delhi-Vijayawada-Chennai-Kolkata route. Warangal Railway Station in Warangal is a station located on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Chennai-Kolkata route. Every day nearly 132 trains pass through this section apart from goods trains.It is one of the biggest Railway Junction in the country.
There are two major bus stations in Warangal and Hanamakonda. Long-distance deluxe buses ply from Warangal to Bangalore, Madras, Hyderabad, Tirupathi, Anantapur, Hubli, and Belgaum; and standard express buses to Guntur via Vijayawada, Cherial, Jangaon, Kodad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Suryapet, Palampet, Jagtial, Mahabubabad, Narsampet, Parkal, Khammam, Bhadrachalam and Basar. Direct buses are available from Hyderabad to Warangal for every 15mins with a travelling time of 3 hours.
Warangal has educational institutions such as National Institute of Technology, Warangal and Kakatiya Medical College. Established in 1959 as the first of Regional Engineering Colleges in the country, the NIT grew into an important national level institute for engineering studies.
- National Institute of Technology, Warangal (formerly known as Regional Engineering College)
- Kakatiya University
- Kakatiya Medical College
- Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (KITS)
There are several non-governmental organizations active in primary and secondary education in Warangal District. Of these, the best known are KITS, Institute for Technology and Management, Warangal.
Since from end of 2011, modernisation of warangal boosted rapidly resulting in rising of huge shopping malls, multiplex theaters, branded show rooms, national international outlets and show rooms into the city. As the corporation is now upgrading to greater municipal corporation, KUDA (Kakatiya Urban Development of Authority) mainly focused on the development of infrastructure which resulted in widening of roads, developing open spaces, construction of commercial complexes, developing proper underground drainage system.On 28th February,2013, Warangal was accorded World Heritage city status by UNESCO
- National Institute of Technology (NIT WARANGAL)
- Kakatiya University
- Kakatiya Institute of Technological Science (KITS WARANGAL)
- Kakatiya Medical College (KMC)
- SR Educational Group
- Vaagdevi Group of institutions
- SVS Group of institutions
- Arts and Science college
- Chaithanya Colleges
There are so many theaters in warangal entertaining the public,like..
Warangal- 1.Venkatrama 2.Devi 3.Sunil 4.Susheel 5.Radhika
6.Nataraj 7.Ram 8.Laxman 9.Gemini 10.Geminimayuri 11.Ramakrishna
Hanamkonda- 1.Amrutha 2.Ashoka 3.Vijaya 4.Sridevi Scr-1,2,3
Kazipet- 1.Bhavani 2.Shambavi
The main festival celebrated in Warangal is the "IMAD ISTABRA FESTIVAL". The district hosts the Sammakka Saralamma Jatara or congregation bi-annually, and approximately 6 million people gather around the small village of Medaram and its adjacent stream/rivulet, Jampanna Vagu, 90 km from Warangal for over three days. This fair is said to be the largest repeating aggregation of tribal communities in the whole world and commemorates the valiant fight put up by a mother and daughter (Samakka and Sarakka) with the reigning Kakatiya king over an unjust law. This is also the second biggest congregation in Asian continent after Kumbha Mela in India.
- Warangal fort
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- ^ http://censusindia.gov.in/towns/ap_towns.pdf Census India - Warangal
- ^ "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. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- ^ KITS,Warangal
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