Suryapet

Summary

Suryapet (listen) is a city in the Indian state of Telangana.[4][5] It is a municipality and the headquarters of its eponymous district. The Government of India announced Suryapet to be developed under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.[6] Suryapet has been awarded the "Cleanest city" in South India by the Ministry of Urban development in Swachh Survekshan 2017.[7][8] It is also known as "Gateway of Telangana".[9] It is located about 134 kilometres (83 mi) east of the state capital, Hyderabad and also it is located about 138 kilometres (86 mi) West of Vijayawada.

Suryapet
Suryapeta
Suryapet City Overview.jpg
Nickname(s): 
Sun city
Suryapet is located in Telangana
Suryapet
Suryapet
Location in Telangana, India
Suryapet is located in India
Suryapet
Suryapet
Suryapet (India)
Coordinates: 17°08′29″N 79°37′25″E / 17.1415°N 79.6236°E / 17.1415; 79.6236Coordinates: 17°08′29″N 79°37′25″E / 17.1415°N 79.6236°E / 17.1415; 79.6236
Country India
State Telangana
DistrictSuryapet
Government
 • TypeMunicipal
 • BodySuryapet Municipality
 • MLAGuntakandla Jagadish Reddy (TRS)
Area
 • Total35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation
178 m (584 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1][2][3]
 • Total105,250[1]
 • Rank10th ( in Telangana)
306th (in India)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
508 213
Telephone code91-8684
Vehicle registrationTS–29
Sex ratio1000:923 /
HDI Categorymedium
Literacy84.88%
Websitesuryapetmunicipality.telangana.gov.in

EtymologyEdit

Previously Suryapet is known as Bhanupuri, which is modernized into the name Suryapet. People also call the town as Suryapeta.

GeographyEdit

Suryapet or Suriapet is located at 17°09′00″N 79°37′00″E / 17.1500°N 79.6167°E / 17.1500; 79.6167.[10] It has an area of 54 square kilometres (21 sq mi).

HistoryEdit

Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, and Nizam dynasties ruled this region.[11]

 
Pillalamarri, one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Suryapet

ClimateEdit

Under the Köppen climate classification, Suryapet experiences Tropical Wet and Dry Climate. The annual mean temperature is 36 °C. Monthly mean temperatures are 19–40 °C (66–104 °F).Summers (March–June) are hot and humid, with temperatures in the low 30s Celsius; during dry spells, maximum temperatures often exceed 45 °C in May and June. Winter lasts for only about two-and-a-half months, with seasonal lows dipping to 9–11 °C (48–52 °F) in December and January. May is the hottest month, with daily temperatures ranging from 35–43 °C (95–109 °F); January, the coldest month, has temperatures varying from 15–23 °C (59–73 °F). The highest recorded temperature is 51.02 °C (111.0 °F), and the lowest is 9 °C (48 °F).

Rains brought by the south-west summer monsoon lash Suryapet between June and September, supplying it with most of its annual rainfall of 821.0 mm. The highest total monthly rainfall, 180.0 mm, occurs in July. There is also significant rainfall in October and November from northeast monsoons. Winter season starts in December and lasts through February. Temperatures range from a minimum of 18 °C and can reach 33 °C.

Climate data for Suryapet
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
35
(95)
38
(100)
39
(102)
34
(93)
31
(88)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
29
(84)
28
(82)
32
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 16
(61)
19
(66)
22
(72)
25
(77)
26
(79)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
18
(64)
16
(61)
21
(70)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.1)
18
(0.7)
23
(0.9)
28
(1.1)
39
(1.5)
150
(5.9)
180
(7.1)
144
(5.7)
125
(4.9)
69
(2.7)
39
(1.5)
3
(0.1)
821
(32.2)
Source: MyWeather

DemographicsEdit

 
suryapet municipality
Suryapet Population 
CensusPopulation
199160,630
200194,25655.5%
2011115,25022.3%
Religions in Suryapet
Religion Percentage
Hindu
90%
Muslim
8%
Christian
2%

As of 2011 India census,[12] Suryapet had an urban metropolitan population of 115,250[13] Suryapet is the most populous city in Suryapet district. Apart from the city population, it has a floating population of approximately 10,000 from the neighbouring villages daily. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Suryapet has an average literacy rate of 84.88%, higher than the national average of 74.04.%: male literacy is 91.18%, and female literacy is 78.74%. In Suryapet, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

GovernanceEdit

Civic administrationEdit

 
Suryapet Municipality tractor collecting garbage

Suryapet municipality was constituted in 1952. It was upgraded to Grade–II in 1984, Grade–I on 7 November 1998.[11] The area of the municipality is spread over an area of 54.00 km2 (20.85 sq mi) with 48 wards.[1] The present municipal commissioner is V. Surender and the chairman is Perumalla Annapurna.[14][15]

The city also serves as the headquarters of Suryapet mandal in the Suryapet revenue division.

AwardsEdit

Suryapet Municipality became the first waste-compliant city of India in 2003.[16] It had won Green Leaf Award for Best Garbage Disposal in 2007.[17] Suryapet is the first municipality in the country to receive the (ISO 14001-2004 certificate.[18] Suryapet Municipality has won the HUDCO Award under environmental management category.[19]

EducationEdit

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.

The medium of instruction followed by schools are English, Telugu and Urdu.

Government Medical College at Suryapet, a first after the formation of new districts in the State[20]

Swaminarayan Gurukul International School, 48th branch is in Suryapet [21]

National HighwaysEdit

TransportEdit

RoadEdit

Suryapet Hi-tech Bus station is the fifth largest bus station in Telangana after Hyderabad, Khammam, Karimnagar and Nizamabad bus stations.

There are three bus stations in Suryapet.

  • High-Tech Bus station[22][23]
  • New bus station
  • Old bus station

AirEdit

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the nearest airport at a distance of 135 km by road. The other airport nearer to Suryapet is Vijayawada International Airport which is at a distance of 160 km by road.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Basic Information". Official website of Suryapet. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Cities having population 1 lakh and above, Census 2011" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Suryapet district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. ^ "AP identifies 31, Telangana 15 cities under AMRUT scheme". Eenadu English Portal.
  7. ^ Singh, S Bachan Jeet (1 May 2017). "Suryapet among top 10 cleanest cities in India". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Swachh Survekshan -2017 – ranks of 434 cities" (PDF).
  9. ^ http://suryapetmunicipality.com/
  10. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Suryapet, India". fallingrain.com.
  11. ^ a b "Suryapet Municipality Introduction". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Government of Telangana. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  13. ^ "Suryapet Metropolitan Region Population". Census 2011, Government of India.
  14. ^ "Commissioner Contact". Official website of Kodad municipality. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Commissioner Contact". Official website of Suryapet municipality. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  16. ^ Keya Acharya. "Trash driving". The Hindu.
  17. ^ "Green Leaf Awards presented". The Hindu. 26 February 2007. Archived from the original on 20 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Suryapet Municipality given ISO certificate". The Hindu. 5 September 2006.
  19. ^ "HUDCO Award to SURYAPET Municipality".
  20. ^ "Suryapet medical college inaugurated". The Hindu. 2 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Suryapet: Stone laid for Swamy Narayan Gurukul". The HansIndia. 27 August 2021.
  22. ^ District RTC in 45-cr loss in FY 2015-16
  23. ^ Special buses to Suryapet Collectorate

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