Sunday, August 3, 2014

Telangana-29th state of India

Telangana is the 29th state of India, formed on the 2nd of June 2014. Sri Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) sworn in as the First Chief Minister of Telangana. The Telangana region was part of the Hyderabad state from Sept 17th 1948 to Nov 1st 1956, until it was merged with Andhra state to form the Andhra Pradesh state. Telangana is surrounded by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the North, Karnataka in the West and Andhra Pradesh in the South and East directions. Hyderabad is the capital of the Telangana.

The State comprises 10 districts
  • Adilabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Karimnagar
  • Khammam
  • Mahaboobnagar
  • Medak
  • Nalgonda
  • Nizamabad
  • Rangareddy
  • Warangal
Major cities of the state include Hyderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad and Karimnagar.

State Symbols

The Telangana government has announced the following four icons for the new State
  • The State Bird - Palapitta (Indian Roller or Blue Jay).
  • The State Animal - Jinka (Deer).
  • The State Tree - Jammi Chettu (Prosopis Cineraria).
  • The State Flower - Tangedu (Tanner’s Cassia).
These icons reflect the culture and tradition of Telangana state and three of them - Tangedu flowers, Blue Jay and Jammi Chettu - are associated with the popular festivals of Batukamma and Dasara.

Source: http://www.telangana.gov.in/

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