|— city —|
|Country||Template:Country data India|
|MLA||Ram Reddy Damodar Reddy|
| 150,000 (2008[update])|
• 3,000 /km2 (7,770 /sq mi)
|Sex ratio||1000:923 ♂/♀|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
| Area|| 54 km2 (21 sq mi)|
• 571 m (1,873 ft)
Suryapet (Telugu: సూర్యాపేట) is one of the major towns in Nalgonda district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is sometimes referred as Bhanupuri (Telugu: భానుపురి), it is equidistant from Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Suryapet is spread over an area of 134 km² and divided into 41 municipal wards as special grade municipality. There are 44 notified slum areas. Apart from the city population, it has a floating population of approximately 40,000 from the neighbouring villages daily.
It has won many awards for its cleanliness from the Andhra Pradesh government as well as Indian government. Suryapet is a Revenue division.
Suryapet is called Gateway of Telangana This town was once a small site for a group of inhabitants. At that time the name was "Bhanupuri". Later it was renamed to its current name.
This town has the traces of rich history. Pillalamarri temples with intricately carved stone pillars stand testimony to the architectural style of the Kakatiya period. Trescoes and inscriptions tell the tales of the rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty. Some temples and remains of fortified walls and buildings can be found near Undrugonda.
This town has the active participation in the telangana movement Razakar against Nizam rulers. To enhance its name and its legacy, there is another gem in the surypaet crown. The market yard which is the biggest in total nalgonda district, in fact, second largest (in business) in Telengana after Warangal
Population of the town is about 150,000 (2008). As of 2001[update] India census, Suryapet had a population of 94,797.Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Suryapet has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 65%. In Suryapet, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Education: There are various engineering colleges and degree colleges in the town. One famous Engineering college is Sri Venkateswara Engg. College. Some Other degree colleges are Sri Venkateswara Deg. College, RKLK degree college, Sri Sai Degree College, Rajaram Memorial Junior & Degree College and many more private degree colleges. There are 90 schools in Suryapet. It is a good educational centre in Telangana. Transportation: Primary transportation to and from the city is provided by APSRTC, a state run road transport corporation
APSRTC has 3 main bus stands in Suryapet.
Hi-tech Bus stand: Mainly for Garuda, Hi-tech and Luxury buses, which provide services to major cities and towns in the state and main cities out side the state of Andhra Pradesh.
New Bus stand: For Express and Ordinary buses which are going for nearest towns
Old Bus stand: For Ordinary buses which are going for nearest towns and villages
Suryapet depot is having larger fleet of buses. There are many autorickshaws available to commute with in the town.
Hospitals: Suryapet is famous for hospitals and their services. Many hospitals such as Govt. Hospital,
Lions Club eye hospital and more than 100 private hospitals offer services to the localities. There is new agriculture market which is about 25 acres of land is ready to open for farmers on KMM Road.
Restaurants & Hotels:
Banks: Many banks are operating through their branches in Suryapet.
Places of worship: In and around the city there are many places to worship. Temples of Hanuma, Shiva, Santhoshi Maatha, Saibaba, Venkateswara, Krishna and many mosques and churches are always open to the religious folks.
There are 7 theatres which are always ready to entertain the moviegoers
list of theatres include:
A new MULTIPLEX is being under construction in the city.
Print Media: All major newspapers are circulated in the city. Some local newspapers are published within the city.
TV/RADIO: (So many journalists from Suryapet playing a key role in media)
every two years in February. nearly one crore people visit this carnival. This is the second biggest jathara in India, first is sammakka, sarakka in Warangal.
Suryapet's economy is predominantly agricultural. Agricultural market yard in Suryapet is one of busiest and biggest in the state. It is one of the major trading centers for the farmers from the Telangana region. Suryapet has several small- to medium-scale industries.
Industrial Estate: To the east of the city, some area is entirely dedicated for the industries and is popularly known as Industrial Estate. In and around this area there are industries like
Market yard: Agricultural market yard in Suryapet is one of busiest and biggest in the state
NH9: There will be a lot of business going on within the city as it is located on the National Highway (NH9)
One large ward in the s.r.p.t is Annadurai Nagar where every "bathukamma" festival being celebrated very well. It is near the Balagi temple, Santhoshimatha temple, Indra park.
The famous temple in Suryapt is Venkateswara Temple and Sai Baba Temple.
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