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Warangal (Urban) District

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Warangal is a city and district headquarters of Warangal Urban District and Warangal Rural District's in the Indian state of Telangana. Warangal is the second largest city in Telangana after Hyderabad, spreading across 406.87km2 with a population of 811,844. Along with 11 other cities in the country having rich culture and heritage, it has been chosen for the HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme by the Government of India. It was also selected as a smart city in the "fast-track competition", which makes it eligible for additional investment to improve urban infrastructure and industrial opportunities under the Smart Cities Mission.Warangal served as the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty which was established in 1163. The monuments left by the Kakatiyas include fortresses, lakes, temples, and stone gateways helped the city to become a significant tourist attraction. The Kakatiya Kala Thoranam was included in the Emblem of Telangana by the state government. The city along with its two neighborhoods of Hanamkonda and Kazipet, is often referred as 'Tri City'.EtymologyDuring Kakatiyan rule, the city was referred with various names like Orugallu, Ekasila Nagaram, or Omatikonda all these means a 'single stone' referring to a huge granite boulder present in the Warangal fort. When the kakatiyan dynasty was defeated by Delhi Sultanate in 1323, ruler Juna khan conquered the city and renamed it as Sultanpur.
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