Hyderabad Fun Facts
Population of Hyderabad was 6,809,970 in the year 2011.
Sample list of famous events happened in Hyderabad:
- Valigonda train disaster
- Mecca Masjid bombing
- International Congress of Mathematicians
List of airports near Hyderabad:
- Begumpet Airport
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
- Nadirgul Airport
Sample list of newspapers published in Hyderabad:
- Deccan Chronicle
- The New Indian Express
- Kannada Prabha
- Gujarat Samachar
- Daily Sindhu
Sample list of tourist attractions in Hyderabad:
- Snow World
- Qutb Shahi Tombs
- Paigah Tombs
- Falaknuma Palace
- Mecca Masjid
- Salar Jung Museum
- Chowmahalla Palace
- Ramoji Film City
Hyderabad's official website is http://www.ghmc.gov.in/
According to John Everett-Heath, the author of Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Place Names, Hyderabad was named to honour the Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib, who was also known as Hyder because of his lion-like valour in battles.
Hyderabad is located in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Hyderabad is the largest contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP), tax and other revenues, of Andhra Pradesh, and the sixth largest deposit centre and fourth largest credit centre nationwide, as ranked by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in June 2012.
The most popular sports played in Hyderabad are cricket and association football.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Hyderabad:
- Muhammad Raziuddin Siddiqui ( Scientist and Physicist )
- Sharvanand ( Actor )
- Vivek Oberoi ( Actor )
- Christabel Chamarette ( Politician )
- Srinivas Avasarala ( Actor )
- Farha Naaz ( Actor )
- Eijaz Khan ( Actor and Model )
- Rajiv Kanakala ( Actor )
- Mir Imran ( Entrepreneur )
- P. Janardhan Reddy ( Politician )
- G. Venkat Swamy ( Politician )
- Madhu Goud Yaskhi ( Politician )
- Sarvey Sathyanarayana ( Politician )
- Anjan Kumar Yadav ( Politician )
- Aelay Narendra ( Politician )
- Kotla Jayasurya Prakasha Reddy ( Politician )
- Nitin ( Actor )
- Payal Rohatgi ( Model and Actor )
- N. T. Rama Rao Jr. ( Actor, Playback Singer and Dancer )
- Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi ( Politician )
- Diana Hayden ( Actor and Model )
- Asaduddin Owaisi ( Politician and Barrister )
- Narsing Yadav ( Actor )
- Ram Gopal Varma ( Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film Director and Writer )
- Dia Mirza ( Actor and Model )
- T. Gopichand ( Actor )
- Tabu ( Actor and Model )
- Ram Pothineni ( Actor )
- Sharmila Tagore ( Actor and Model )
- Sarojini Naidu ( Writer, Politician and Poet )
- Abbas Ali Baig ( Cricketer )
- Mohammad Azharuddin ( Cricketer )
- Arshad Ayub
- Syed Abid Ali ( Coach and Cricketer )
- Shrikar Madiraju ( Film Director )
- Chandu Thota
- Virendranath Chattopadhyaya
- Mateen Ansari
- Moheet Nagrath
- V. V. S. Laxman ( Cricketer )
- Asif Iqbal ( Cricketer )
- Ibrahim Khaleel
- Khaleel Aziz ( Artist )
- Muhammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqi Qadri
- Harsha Bhogle ( Journalist and Commentator )
- Rizwan Ahmed
- Ahmed Mohiuddin ( Scientist )
- Vishwanath Alluri ( Film Producer )
- Peter Thangaraj ( Football player )
At an average altitude of 542 metres (1,778 ft), much of Hyderabad is situated on hilly terrain around artificial lakes, including Hussain Sagar—predating the city's founding—north of the city centre.
Qutb Shahi architecture of the 16th and early 17th centuries followed classical Persian architecture featuring domes and colossal arches, The oldest surviving Qutb Shahi structure in Hyderabad is the ruins of Golconda fort built in 16th century.
Hyderabad's geo-coordinates are 17.366° N, 78.476° E.
Hyderabad is about 650.00 square kilometers with a population of 6,809,970 in the year 2011.
Sample list of films shot in Hyderabad:
- Wanted ( starring Salman Khan as Radhe, Ayesha Takia as Jhanvi, Prakash Raj as Ghani Bhai )
- Not Today ( starring Cassie Scerbo as Audry, John Schneider as Luke, Shari Wiedmann as Sarah )
- Eega ( starring Adithya as Sudeep's Assistant, Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Bindhu, Sudeep as Sudeep )
Among these the Charminar has become an icon of the city; located in the centre of old Hyderabad, it is a square structure with sides 20 metres (66 ft) long and four grand arches each facing a road.
In modern times, the major Telugu dailies published in Hyderabad are Eenadu, Andhra Jyothy, Sakshi and Namaste Telangana, while the major English papers are The Times of India, The Hindu and The Deccan Chronicle, and the major Urdu papers include The Siasat Daily, The Munsif Daily and Etemaad.
Saturday July 19, 2014