the fifth largest metropolis of India, is the state capital
of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad is known
for its rich history and culture with monuments, mosques,
temples, and a rich and varied heritage in arts, crafts
Hyderabad was founded in
1586 by Mohammed Quli, fifth Sultan of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty
of Golconda. The city has grown enormously over four hundred
years. Originally sited on the south side of the Musi river
and built to reflect Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah's splendor
and style of governance, the city has spread widely.
Secunderbad, a part of Hyderabad, is considered
its twin city. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderbad
are separated by the Husain Sagar, an artificial lake constructed
during the time of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali in 1562 A.D.
Hyderabad is situated on top of the Deccan Plateau, at 1776ft.
above sea level.
Over four million.
Summer temperatures range from a mean maximum of 40 deg
centigrade to a mean minimum of 30 deg centigrade. Winter
temperatures range from 22 deg centigrade to 14 deg centigrade.
The monsoons usually occur between June and December. The
city registers rainfall of about 89 cms.
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