Medak is a town in Medak district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Medak mandal in Medak revenue division.[3]

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Edupayala Temple in Medak, The Church of South India Cathedral in Medak
Medak is located in Telangana
Medak
Medak
Location in Telangana, India
Medak is located in India
Medak
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Medak (India)
Coordinates: 18°02′46″N 78°15′47″E / 18.046°N 78.263°E / 18.046; 78.263Coordinates: 18°02′46″N 78°15′47″E / 18.046°N 78.263°E / 18.046; 78.263
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictMedak district
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyCouncil of Medak
Area
 • Total9,699 km2 (3,745 sq mi)
Elevation
442 m (1,450 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total44,255
 • Density313/km2 (810/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Medakakar
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
502110
Telephone code08452
ISO 3166 codeIN-TG
Vehicle registrationTS-35[2]
WebsiteMedak municipality

GeographyEdit

Medak is located at 18°02′N 78°16′E / 18.03°N 78.27°E / 18.03; 78.27.[4] It has an average elevation of 442 meters (1450 feet).

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Medak (1981–2010, extremes 1979–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.0
(96.8)
38.0
(100.4)
41.8
(107.2)
44.5
(112.1)
46.3
(115.3)
44.6
(112.3)
37.0
(98.6)
35.6
(96.1)
36.0
(96.8)
36.3
(97.3)
33.8
(92.8)
33.8
(92.8)
46.3
(115.3)
Average high °C (°F) 30.0
(86.0)
32.9
(91.2)
36.6
(97.9)
39.6
(103.3)
40.6
(105.1)
35.0
(95.0)
30.6
(87.1)
29.3
(84.7)
30.3
(86.5)
30.8
(87.4)
29.8
(85.6)
29.2
(84.6)
32.9
(91.2)
Average low °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
17.1
(62.8)
20.5
(68.9)
23.7
(74.7)
25.8
(78.4)
24.6
(76.3)
23.1
(73.6)
22.5
(72.5)
22.5
(72.5)
20.2
(68.4)
16.3
(61.3)
13.7
(56.7)
20.4
(68.7)
Record low °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
8.0
(46.4)
11.2
(52.2)
16.5
(61.7)
19.5
(67.1)
13.9
(57.0)
18.1
(64.6)
18.2
(64.8)
16.5
(61.7)
10.8
(51.4)
8.2
(46.8)
5.0
(41.0)
5.0
(41.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 10.8
(0.43)
5.1
(0.20)
15.8
(0.62)
14.0
(0.55)
32.6
(1.28)
138.6
(5.46)
264.9
(10.43)
293.4
(11.55)
152.3
(6.00)
97.5
(3.84)
19.4
(0.76)
7.3
(0.29)
1,051.6
(41.40)
Average rainy days 0.5 0.4 0.9 1.3 2.2 8.1 13.0 13.4 7.9 4.7 1.1 0.5 54.0
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 42 34 29 27 27 50 68 74 71 63 54 46 49
Source: India Meteorological Department[5][6]

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 census of India, the town had a population of 44,255 with 9011 households. The total population constitute, 21,336 males and 22,919 females —a sex ratio of 1074 females per 1000 males. 4,815 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,418 are boys and 2,397 are girls —a ratio of 991 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 78.56% with 30,984 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 66.46%.[3][7]

The Falaknuma Palace, constructed by the Paigah family, was inspired by Andrea Palladio's villas.

GovernanceEdit

Medak municipality was formed in the year 1953. It is spread over an area of 22.00 km2 (8.49 sq mi).[8] Medak urban agglomeration consists of Medak municipality and the out growth of Ausulapalle village.[3]

EconomyEdit

The largest employer in Medak is Ordnance Factory Medak of the Ordnance Factories Board. It manufactures products for the Indian Armed Forces and is the largest contributor to Medak's economy.[9]

TourismEdit

Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary named for the nearby Pocharam Lake. Medak Cathedral sees over the Diocese of Medak, the single largest diocese in Asia. Medak Fort is a popular tourist attraction. The fort was originally constructed by the Kakatiya kings and later developed by the Qutb Shahi kings.[10] Ancient temple of Kuchadri Venkateshwara Swamy at Kuchanpally is a nearby Hindu worship centre.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  2. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook - Medak" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 12–13. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Medak". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Station: Medak Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 485–486. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Telangana State Portal". www.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Indian Ordnance Factories: Ordnance Factory Project Medak". Ofbindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  10. ^ Church of South India - Diocese of Medak. "Medak Cathedral". Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Monuments of Medak". www.telanganamuseums.com/. Department of Archaeology and Museums.

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