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Khammam
Khammam
Location of Khammam
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 17°15′N 80°09′E / 17.25°N 80.15°E / 17.25; 80.15
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Khammam
Population 200,000 (2006)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

107 m (351 ft)

Khammam (Telugu: ఖమ్మం), is the headquarters of the Khammam District in Andhra Pradesh state of India.

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History

The name of the town Khammam is derived from the name of a local hill called Stambhadri which has an ancient temple of Narasimha Swamy on its top. This temple is believed to have been existing since Treta Yuga. The name of the town, Stambhadri, later became Kambhadri, Kambham mettu, Khammam mettu and finally, Khammam when it became the district headquarters. The town is located on the banks of a river called Munneru which is a tributary of the Krishna River. Khammam district has a lot of historical importance in Andhra Pradesh.

Khammam town which was the seat of Taluk Administration was part of the larger Warangal district, till 1 October, 1953. Five taluks of the Warangal district viz., Khammam, Madhira, Yellandu, Burgampadu and Paloncha (Now Kothagudem) were carved out and a new district Khammam with Khammam as District Headquarters. In 1959 Bhadrachalam Revenue Division consisting Bhadrachalam and Manuguru Venkatapuram Taluks of East Godavari district, which were on the other side of the river Godavari were merged into Khammam on grounds of geographical contiguity and administrative viability.

There is a festival held in Khammam remembering the old name "Stambhadri".

Electoral representation

The district constitutes the following Legislative Assembly constituencies:

S No Constituency Current Member of Legislative Assembly
1 Pinapaka Rega Kantha Rao Indian National Congress (I)
2 Khammam Tummala nageshwar rao Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
3 Bhadrachalam K Satyavathi Congress I
4 Madhira Mallu Batti Vikramarka Congress I
5 Yellandu Ooke Abbayya TDP
6 Kothagudem K Sambasiva Rao Communist Party of India (CPI)
7 Palair Ramireddy Venkata Reddy Congress I
8 Sathupalli Sandra Venkata veeraiah TDP
9 Wyra Chandravathi CPI
10 Aswaraopeta Mitrasen Congress I

Khammam district has one Lok Sabha constituencies which is Khammam .
The current Member of Parliament from the Khammam (Lok Sabha constituency) is Sri. Nama Nageshwar Rao of TDP.

S No Constituency Current Member of Legislative Council
1 Teachers Constituency Chukka Ramaiah United Teachers Federation Communist Party of India (amrxist) (CPI(M))
2 Graduates Constituency Kapilavai Dileep Kumar TRS
3 Local Bodies Constituency Potla Nageswara Rao (TDP)
4 MLAs Constituency Balasani Laxminarayana (TDP)

Chamber of commerce

Sno POST NAME
1 President KOPPU NARESH KUMAR
2 Vice President Bomma Rajeshwar Rao
3 Treasurer Pullakhamdam Ramesh
4 General Secretary Chinni Krishna Rao
5 Joint secretry Somi setti venkateshwar rao

Getting there

Rail: It is well connected by rail, nearest railway station KHAMMAM (grade A station)

Air: The nearest airport is Hyderabad, (new Airport is sanctioned in KHAMMAM itself)

Road: It is well connected by road ways from anywhere in India.

Geography

Khammam is located at 17°15′N 80°09′E / 17.25°N 80.15°E / 17.25; 80.15.[1] It has an average elevation of 107 metres (351 feet). The district is bounded by Chhattisgarh state to the north, Orissa state to the northeast, East and West Godavari districts to the east, Krishna District to the south, Nalgonda District to the southwest, and Warangal District to the west. It has an area of 16,029 km². Well known power city, Kothagudem, is located in this district.

Demographics

As of the 2001 Indian census,[2] Khammam had a population of 158,022. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Khammam has an average literacy rate of 42%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 66%. In Khammam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourist destinations

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Khammam is the district head-quarters of Khammam District in Andhra Pradesh.

Get in

Khammam is 200km from Hyderabad via road and 250km from Hyderabad via rail route.

Road

From Hyd....

Hyd to Suryapeta (135 KM).

Suryapet to Khammam (65 KM).

Train

Hyd -> Sec'Bad

SecBad -> Kazipet

Kazipet -> Warangal

Warangal -> KHAMMAM

Khammam -> Madhira

Madhira -> Vijayawada.

See

Khammam Killa is the famous one.

Palair Reservoir.

Swami Ayyappa temple in Srinivasa Nagar.

Narasimha Swami Temple.

Saibaba Ashramam.

Saibaba Temple in Mamellagudem.

Dhanavayi Gudem Park.

Tank Bund.

Sequel Resorts.

Buy

Handicraft badrachalem

Food

There are somany gud restaurents in Khammam and also good hotels

Restaurents

1. Kaveri

2. Sindhu

3. Haveli

4. Relish

5. Krishna

6. Veenus

7. Taj vennela

8. Kinnera

9. Manasa Kaveri

10. Krishnaveni

11. Kinnerasani

Hotels

1. Vishnu Residency

2. Sindhu

3. Krishna

4. Manasa Kaveri

5. Sridhar

6. Veenus International

Thallacheruvu--Via Thirumalaya Palem

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