city in Warangal district, Telangana, India

Warangal is a city in Telangana, India. It is the headquarters of Warangal district in Telengana. Warangal is the second largest city after Hyderabad by both area as well as population. 811,844 people live in Warangal.[1]

Warangal is one of 12 heritage cities in the country chosen for Scheme HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana by Government of India.[2] It is also selected as a smart city in the "fast-track competition", so it may get additional investment to improve the urban infrastructure and industrial opportunities under Smart Cities Mission.[3]

Warangal was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty from 1195 CE until that ruling family was defeated by the Delhi Sultanate in 1323. The city was then renamed as Sultanpur. After the Telangana movement, Telangana state was formed on 2 June 2014, Warangal became part of Telangana State. Bhadrakali Lake and Waddepally Lake are the two famous lakes are the major sources of drinking water.

References change

  1. "District Census Handbook – Warangal" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. "Warangal | Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)". hridayindia.in. Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  3. "Lucknow, Warangal among 13 smart cities announced by govt". The Hindu. 2016-05-24. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-07-13.