Telangana : 29th State of India.

Telangana : 29th State of India.03 June 2014 :: Telangana is a state in southern India. It was part of the princely state of Hyderabad (Medak and Warangal divisions) which was ruled by the Nizams during the British Raj till 1947, and later until 1948, when it joined the Union of India. In 1956, Hyderabad state was dissolved and Andhra State was merged with Telangana region from state of Hyderabad to form the state of Andhra Pradesh. On 2 June 2014, Telangana became the 29th state of India, consisting of the parts carved out of the ten north-western districts of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. The city of Hyderabad will serve as the joint capital of Telangana and the residuary Andhra Pradesh for up to ten years.

Telangana is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north and north-west, Karnataka to the west, Chhattisgarh to the north-east and Andhra Pradesh to the south and east. Telangana has an area of 114,840 square kilometres (44,340 sq mi), and a population of 35,286,757 (2011 census). Hyderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad, and Karimnagar are the four largest cities in the state.

Established         2 June 2014

Capital & Largest city      Hyderabad

Districts                10

Government

• Governor        E. S. L. Narasimhan

• Chief Minister               Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (TRS)

• Legislature     Bicameral (119 + 40 seats)

• Lok Sabha constituencies         17

• High Court      High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad

Area

• Total                 114,840 km2 (44,340 sq mi)

Area rank            12th

Population (2011)

• Total                 35,286,757

• Rank                 12th

• Density            310/km2 (800/sq mi)

Time zone           IST (UTC+05:30)

ISO 3166 code    IN-xx (not assigned)

Vehicle registration         TG

Literacy                66.46%

Official language               Telugu, Urdu

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