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Hyderabad and Secunderabad (Twin Cities) Few Vital Information
Hyderabad And Secunderabad (Twin Cities is now part and parcel of my life. Though I am born and brought up in Kerala, one of the southern states in India, I am replanted to this city almost 36 years back. Yes, as I said, now I am part and parcel of this BIG city called Hyderabad And Secunderabad (Twin Cities)
Thirty-six years after now when I look back, I can see the tremendous growth/developments taken place in the city in the recent past.
Here is a glance of this city’s history:
Until it became a state of India in 1950 it was an independent nation. In 1956 India reorganized its states and divided Hyderabad among the states of Bombay (Gujarat and Maharashtra), Mysore (Now Karnataka), and Andhra Pradesh.
Golconda Fort – In Hyderabad And Secunderabad (Twin Cities)
Hyderabad was part of the Mogul Empire from 1687 to 1724. Then a Mogul viceroy (governor) made it independent. During 1800 Britain gained Hyderabad’s foreign affairs. The NIzam’s (rulers) of Hyderabad were famous for being the richest people in the world. Though they were Muslims, four-fifths of their subjects were Hindus.
When India was partitioned in 1947 Nizam refused to join either Pakistan or India. Clashes followed between Muslims and Hindus. In 1948 India set up a military government in Hyderabad. When the Hyderabad state was partitioned, Hyderabad City became the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Charminar- Hyderabad and Secunderabad (Twin Cities)
It has several historical monuments, and Charminar is one among them and it was built in 1591. The building has four minarets (towers) and four arches through which the main streets of the city pass.
The city of Charminar is one of the biggest trading centers, for textiles, guns, glassware, paper, flour, railway cars, etc.
Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh (Now, after the bifurcation it is the capital of Telangana State).
Hyderabad occupies 650 square kilometers on the banks of the Musi River. Hyderabad has an estimated population of 8.7 million with a population density of 18,480 people per square kilometer (47,000/sq mi It is founded in 1589, by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah the ruler of the Qutab Shahi Dynasty.
Hyderabad and Secunderabad (Twin Cities)
Twin Cities: Though Hyderabad and Secunderabad are two cities and is known as the twin cities. The name Secunderabad is rarely used outside, it is known or called as twin cities.
Secunderabad’s history runs parallel to that of Hyderabad, with some scholars claiming that its origin was technically established back to the time when Hyderabad was also formed.
Hussain Sagar, a man-made beautiful lake built during the reign of Qutub Shahis in the 16th century, separates Secunderabad from Hyderabad. In spite of the close connections between the two, though, both cities have a mixture of cultures, with Secunderabad having fully developed under a direct British rule while Hyderabad has been a princely state ruled by the Nizams.
Some scenes captured from Hyderabad and Secunderabad (Twin Cities)
Below are some of the images captured on a mobile, by the blog author P V Ariel
Secunderabad And Twin Cities
The Muslim community in Hyderabad constitutes about 40% of the total population. In the whole of Telangana State, Hyderabad has the largest Muslim population, their presence is felt strongly in the old city of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad population is also constituted of Christian groups of different denominations are found in the city, though at a very small scale, you can see a good number of churches throughout the city. The prominent ones are situated in Hyderabad’s Abids area and Secunderabad.
Also, there are a good number of Christian educational institutions are scattered all over Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities.
Apart from Telugu speaking people a large number of the population is Tamilians (or Mudaliars) and they have managed to maintain their distinct identity across the centuries.
Malayalees (Keralites) Bengalees, Kannadigas, the business communities of Marwaris, and parses are also settled in different parts of these beautiful cities.
The headquarters of the Indian Railways’ South Central Railway is situated in Secunderabad. The oldest and largest railway station in the Twin Cities, the Secunderabad Railway Station, is in this city. Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, and English are the main languages of communication of the Hyderabad population.
A Must Watch Video To Get A Clear Picture Of Hyderabad And Secunderabad (Twin Cities)
Hyderabad And Secunderabad (Twin Cities) The Worst Traffic System
Though Hyderabad’s glory is at its highest peak there is a sad part too. The traffic system in this city is one of the worst; one can find the most terrible traffic system here in Hyderabad and Secunderabad (Twin Cities).
Watch the following videos to get a glimpse of the worst Traffic system in Hyderabad
As per the 2011 census, the urban population of Hyderabad city was more than 77 lakh. The population of Greater Hyderabad urban conglomeration was estimated to be above 91 lakh. The population of the state is 8.7 crore and is set to cross the 9 crore mark by the end of this year with 5.81 crore voters. (A news report from The Times of India).
Published on: Apr 9, 2013 @ 18:38
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