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Rathi Kota Rahasyam | Khammam Khilla Secrets: TV5 News
Rathi Kota Rahasyam | Khammam Khilla Secrets: TV5 News
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Khammam City.flv
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khammam in lovers sucide
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Sri Yandamoori Verrandranath Garu at Khammam IMPACT 2014
Sri Yandamoori Verrandranath Garu at Khammam IMPACT 2014
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Water scarcity in Khammam district | Studio N
Water scarcity in Khammam district | Studio N
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Funny women fight at Khammam municipality - Teenmaar News
Funny women fight at Khammam municipality - Teenmaar News
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SVBC TTD-Chaganti  Pravachanam -Khammam 11-04-15
SVBC TTD-Chaganti Pravachanam -Khammam 11-04-15
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The Khilla - Heart of Khammam
The Khilla - Heart of Khammam
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Police arrest Fake currency supplier - Khammam District | ABN News (04 - 05 - 2015)
Police arrest Fake currency supplier - Khammam District | ABN News (04 - 05 - 2015)
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Mission Kakatiya : Khammam Police Participates in Lake Restoration Works at Ammapalem
Mission Kakatiya : Khammam Police Participates in Lake Restoration Works at Ammapalem
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World Laughing Day Celebrations in Khammam (03-05-2015)
World Laughing Day Celebrations in Khammam (03-05-2015)
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Pawan Kalyan Breaks Down after seeing Baby Srija @ Khammam
Pawan Kalyan Breaks Down after seeing Baby Srija @ Khammam
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Maoists Killed 2 Tribals In Khammam : TV5 News
Maoists Killed 2 Tribals In Khammam : TV5 News
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Human Attitude Vs Animal Attitude by Sri Venugopal Lakshmipuram at Khammam IMPACT
Human Attitude Vs Animal Attitude by Sri Venugopal Lakshmipuram at Khammam IMPACT
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Husband Kills Wife in Khammam
Husband Kills Wife in Khammam
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Husband Killed his Wife in Khammam (01 - 05 - 2015)
Husband Killed his Wife in Khammam (01 - 05 - 2015)
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May Day celebrations in Khammam district - Kothagudem (01-05-2015)
May Day celebrations in Khammam district - Kothagudem (01-05-2015)
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Broker Mafia busted in Khammam - Tv9
Broker Mafia busted in Khammam - Tv9
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Sri City DTCP Project Khammam, Telangana State
Sri City DTCP Project Khammam, Telangana State
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Special story on talented Sculptor Dharma - Khammam (02-05-2015)
Special story on talented Sculptor Dharma - Khammam (02-05-2015)
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Married woman found dead under mysterious circumstances - Khammam District (03 - 05 - 2015)
Married woman found dead under mysterious circumstances - Khammam District (03 - 05 - 2015)
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Pawankalyan Meets Khammam Girl Srija After Health Recovery || Pawankalyan Latest News
Pawankalyan Meets Khammam Girl Srija After Health Recovery || Pawankalyan Latest News
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Gangs openly fight in Khammam - Tv9
Gangs openly fight in Khammam - Tv9
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Ahlesunnat ki Haqqaniat by Allama Ahmed Naqshbandi khammam 2014 part 2
Ahlesunnat ki Haqqaniat by Allama Ahmed Naqshbandi khammam 2014 part 2
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NTR speech on khammam district roadshow - 1
NTR speech on khammam district roadshow - 1
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The Saga of Skopos 15 - Laqshya Khammam
The Saga of Skopos 15 - Laqshya Khammam
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Renuka Chowdhury Domination in Khammam District - Off The Record
Renuka Chowdhury Domination in Khammam District - Off The Record
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Pawan Kalyan escapes from car accident in Khammam | CVR News
Pawan Kalyan escapes from car accident in Khammam | CVR News
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Woman mysterious death in Khammam District (30 - 04 - 2015)
Woman mysterious death in Khammam District (30 - 04 - 2015)
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Pawan Kalyan greets fans on his way to meet Srija in Khammam hospital
Pawan Kalyan greets fans on his way to meet Srija in Khammam hospital
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Pawan Kalyan Fulfilled Srija
Pawan Kalyan Fulfilled Srija's Last Wish || Speech at Khammam
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Sri AV Ranganath IPS SP Khammam at IMPACT 2014
Sri AV Ranganath IPS SP Khammam at IMPACT 2014
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Power Star Pawan Kalyan greets his fans on his way to Khammam - 6 TV
Power Star Pawan Kalyan greets his fans on his way to Khammam - 6 TV
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Telangana Ministers KTR and Thummala Visits Khammam District, Inaugurates Development works
Telangana Ministers KTR and Thummala Visits Khammam District, Inaugurates Development works
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Khammam Police Swachh Bharat | Studio N
Khammam Police Swachh Bharat | Studio N
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WakeUp Girls Telugu ShortFilm By Lokesh,SVN pictures Khammam
WakeUp Girls Telugu ShortFilm By Lokesh,SVN pictures Khammam
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ahlesunnat ki haqqaniat by allama ahmed naqshbandi khammam 2014
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Goal Setting by Sri Gampa Nageshwer Rao at Khammam IMPACT 2014
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Khammam MLA Puvvada Ajay Thanked to Telangana CM KCR
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Khammam Turns to IT Hub : TV5 News
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‪Power Star PawanKalyan‬ Meets ‪Srija‬/Sreeja From Khammam - E3Talkies
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Real Estate Business down in Khammam District | Studio N
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Khammam may become a Smart City (08-12-2014)
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Love Failure - Girl Cuts Boyfriend Throat at Stambhadri hill in Khammam District (26-04-2015)
Love Failure - Girl Cuts Boyfriend Throat at Stambhadri hill in Khammam District (26-04-2015)
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This article is about the corporation in India. For its namesake district, see Khammam district.
Khammam
ఖమ్మం
ﮐﮭﻤّﻢ
City
Entrance to the Khammam Fort
Khammam is located in Telangana
Khammam
Khammam
Coordinates: 17°15′N 80°10′E / 17.25°N 80.16°E / 17.25; 80.16Coordinates: 17°15′N 80°10′E / 17.25°N 80.16°E / 17.25; 80.16
Country India
State Telangana
Region Deccan
District Khammam
Named for Kamba
Government
 • Body Khammam Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Area rank 5
Elevation 107 m (351 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 184,252
 • Rank 5
 • Density 6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 507 xxx
Vehicle registration TS–04[2]
Website Khammam Municipal Corporation

Khammam is the headquarters of the Khammam District in the Telangana state of India and is located about 193 kilometres (120 mi) east of state capital, Hyderabad. On October 19,2012 AP govt has announced[3] Khammam city as Municipal Corporation, adding 14 villages around it which developed in business with the town.

History[edit]

The present name of Khammam is said to have been derived from the name of the temple 'Narsimhadri', later 'Stamba Sikhari' and then it was termed as 'Stambadhri' which has an ancient temple of Narasimha Swamy on its top. This temple is believed to have been existing since Treta Yuga. The vertical rock under the temple is known as 'KAMBA' which literally means pillar. The name of the town Khammam has been derived from 'Kambam Mettu' to ' Kammammet' or 'Khammam Mettu' to the present 'Khammam city'. The district is also named as Khammam.

Narasimhaswami temple

On the other hand, the historical records show that the name was "Kammamet"[4][5][6][7][8][9]

The City is located on the banks of a river called Munneru which is a tributary of the Krishna River. Khammam district has a lot of historical importance in Telangana.

Revolution separate telangana born in this district.

Khammam City which was the seat of Taluk Administration was part of the larger Warangal District, till 1 October 1953. Five taluks of the Warangal district viz., Khammam, Madhira, Yellandu, Burgampadu and Paloncha (now Kothagudem) were carved out and a new district Khammam with Khammam as District Headquarters. In 1959 Bhadrachalam Revenue Division consisting Bhadrachalam and Nuguru Venkatapuram Taluks of East Godawari district, which were on the other side of the river Godavari were merged into Khammam on grounds of geographical contiguity and administrative viability.

In 1973 a new taluk with Sathupalli as headquarters was formed carving out from Madhira and Kothagudem taluks. In the year 1976 four new taluks were formed viz., Tirumalayapalem, Sudimalla, Aswaraopeta and Khammam district was initially a part of larger Warangal District.

History of khammam shows that it has produced a number of leaders who were part of the Freedom struggle such as first generation Communist leaders Peravelli Venkata Ramanaiah, Pendyala Satyanarayana Rao, Sarvadevabhatla Ramanatham, K.L.Narsimha Rao, Chirravuri Laxminarasaiah First Municipal Chairman of Khammam continued as chairman nearly 25 years and Congress leaders Madapati Hanumantha Rao, Chepuri venkanna, Madapati Ramchander Rao and Sardar Jamalpuram Keshava Rao,Bommakanti Satyanarayana Rao, Hayagreeva Chary and after Nizam Rashtra Vimochanam Jalagam Vengala Rao, former Chief Minister of AP, Prof. K. Venkata Ramiah, founder Vice-chancellor of KU hail from Khammam.

Freedom movement[edit]

Some of the notable events in Khammam town during freedom struggle .

  • 1931 – First Independence movement in Khammam proper
  • 1935 – First Library established in Khammam town
  • 1945 - 12th State Andhra Mahasabha meeting at Khammam organised by Pendyala Satya Narayana Rao as general secretary, Aahvana sangham. Elected Baddam Ellareddy as president and Pendyala Satya Narayana Rao as vice-president to 13th State Andhra Mahasabha in that meeting. The meeting was held on March 26th,27th and 28th. Puchala-pally Sundaraiah participated in the meeting as guest.Nearly 40,000 people attended the meeting.
  • 1946 – Mahathma Gandhi's visit to Khammam mett (Khammam town) on 5 August 1946
  • 1947 August, 7 – Satyagraham at Madhira and Khammam by Jamalapuram Kesava Rao, Kurapati Venkata Raju, Vattikonda Ramakotaiah, Heeralal Moriya, Teegala Hanumantha Rao, Kolipaka Kishan Rao, Gella Keshava Rao, Yadavalli Venkateswara Sharma,Pullabhotla Venkateswarlu (Hyderabad congress present)

Khammam Fort[edit]

Ghee well at Khammam fort

Construction of the Khammam Fort was initiated around 950 when the Telugu area (now Andhra Pradesh) was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty (10th – 13th century). Later, Musunuri Nayaks and Velama kings were involved in the construction of the fort situated on the hill. It was completed in the year 1000 and was under control of Reddy dynasty. Subsequently the Qutb Shahi kingdom (1531) developed further both Khammam Fort and other parts of the region. Khammam Fort represents both Hindu and Muslim architectural influences. The fort has celebrated 1000 years of existence and is set to become a major tourist spot. It is developed as a tourist spot by the government. This fort was built with granite and has an area of around 4 square kilometers, has 10 endpoints. And it has a Masjed and Mahal (palace) including Ashoor Khanas built and renovated by Nawab Shoukat Jung Hussam Ud Doulah and his son Nawab Kazim Jung and grandson Nawab Mohd Shabbir Hussain Khan Azm.

Geography[edit]

Topography[edit]

Khammam is located at 17°15′N 80°09′E / 17.25°N 80.15°E / 17.25; 80.15.[10] It has an average elevation of 107 metres (351 feet).

Climate[edit]

Khammam experiences typical Indian climatic conditions. Summer season is hot and the temperatures can climb rapidly during the day. Monsoon season brings certain amount of rainfall and the temperatures gradually reduce during this period. After the onset of the monsoon day temperatures are much lower and as the winter approaches they reduce further.

Summer season is from March and lasts till the end of May. During this time day temperatures are high and can reach 40 °C to 42 °C. Humidity is low as it is not located near the ocean. Conditions are generally dry during this period and the temperatures range from a minimum of 35 °C and can rise up to a maximum of 40  °C to 45 °C. Monsoon season brings much needed relief from the heat. Monsoon seasons are from the months of June to September. Temperatures average around 30 °C during this period. The place gets rain from the South West Monsoon. Some amount of rainfall can be experienced in the October as well. Winter season is from December to February. January is usually the coldest parts of the year. Temperatures range around 28 °C to 34 °C during this time.

Floods[edit]

Khammam has been receiving higher annual rainfall than the rest of state. The annual rain fall is 175 centimetres (69 in) during the monsoon season. Khammam was also affected by the floods of Munneru, the tributary of Krishna River. In 2007, the floods stuck by the River drowned the Bokkalagadda with the heavy 3-day rain. Again in 2009, floods stuck and drowned the area again. Proposal was also there for the construction of barricade here.Food Corporation of India storage centres in Khammam releases food for the flood victims regularly[citation needed].

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census, the city had a population of 184,252. The total population constitute, 91,019 males and 93,233 females —a sex ratio of 1025 females per 1000 males. 17,131 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 8,876 are boys and 8,255 are girls —a ratio of 1075 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 81.70% with 136,532 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[1][11]

Culture[edit]

Khammam culture is a mixed culture of Telangana and Coastal Andhra. People of Khammam city are well coordinated with East & West Godavari, Krishna. This city is near to Warangal and Vijayawada.

Tourist destinations[edit]

Khammam Fort, constructed in 950 AD by the Kakatiya Dynasty, is on a hill overlooking the town. Lakaram lake, Khammam city is another tourist attraction.[12] Apart from these there are many places surrounding the town namely Bhadrachalam, Parnasala, Nelakondapalli, Kusumanchi etc.

Transportation[edit]

Khammam city has a good road and rail facility. Telangana state transport operates buses to many routes. It is a gateway to northern coastal Andhra (East, West Godavari district & Vizag). The city is located on the link highway (NH-9 & NH-5) which connects Hyderabad City and Rajamundry Town.

Road[edit]

Khammam is well connected to major cities and towns in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Due to the heavy rush in the present bus station, a new bus station is an upcoming plan in the Indira nagar which is to be completed 2012–2013. A new outer ring road (From Yellandu Road to Mallemadugu and Khammam Bypass Road) is also a future plan.

Rail[edit]

Khammam is one of the major Railway stations on the NewDelhi<->Chennai Railway line which connects the town with Hyderabad, Warangal, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam, Tirupati and trains going to major cities in India like Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai stop station.It is a major stop between Vijayawada and Warangal stations. Daily 64 passenger, express, superfast trains stops in khammam railway station. The station has three platforms of which 2 are majorly used for express and passenger trains while the third one is used for goods transport.

Air[edit]

The nearest airport is Vijayawada Airport (138 km) but the most used airport is the Hyderabad International Airport (208 km) because of its size and accessibility to international locations . There was a plan to survey locations to build a new airport in Khammam District[13] to connect cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.

Education[edit]

There are various engineering colleges, pharmacy colleges, and MBA, MCA colleges around Khammam city.Mamata Medical College which is also a teaching hospital located in the city.SR & BGNR Degree and PG College also conducts archaeological research on megalithic sites.

Old schools in Khammam:-

 1. New Vision Concept School.
 2. Montfort High School.
 3. Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalam.
 4. Andhra Girls High School.

[14] [15][16]

Cultural Centres[edit]

  • Bhakta Ramadasu Kala Kshetram,[17] has been a prestigious National theatre, constructed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the name of Sri. Bhakta Ramadasu ( Kancherla Gopanna )[18] was devotee of Sri Rama and composer of carnatic music.

Sports[edit]

  • Sardar Patel Stadium[19]

A stadium with all amenities including sports complex, indoor stadium, swimming pool, cricket net, skating rink, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. There is a running track around the football pitch.

  • Pavilion Grounds By Khammam Municipal Corporation
  • SR & BGNR Grounds

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011 Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Khammam Municipality upgraded". The Hindu. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  4. ^ A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Godavery District in the Presidencyof Madras, H. Morris, 1878, London, p. 216
  5. ^ A manual of the Kistna district in the presidency of Madras, Gordon Mackenzie, 1883, Madras, p. 25, 80
  6. ^ Buddhist remains in Āndhra and the history of Āndhra between 224 & 610 A.D., K. R. Subramanian, p. 149
  7. ^ A Handbook for India, Part I, Madras, John Murray, 1859, London
  8. ^ The Geography of India, J. Burgess, 1871, London, p. 48
  9. ^ The Church Missionary Intelligencer,Volume 2,1866, London, p. 73
  10. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Khammam
  11. ^ "Literacy of AP (Census 2011)" (PDF). Official Portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. p. 43. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Lakaram lake". Andhra Pradesh Tourism. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Khammam News : Civil Aviation team in Khammam". The Hindu. 2007-09-09. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  14. ^ http://wikimapia.org/13926913/NEW-VISION-the-concept-school
  15. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/brochure-on-megalithic-sites-in-khammam/article6099678.ece
  16. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/impetus-for-heritage-conservation-mission/article5874554.ece
  17. ^ "Bhaktha Ramdas Kalakeshthram,Photo-India". Ugo.cn. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  18. ^ "Kancherla Gopanna — Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  19. ^ "Welcome to Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (S A A P)". Saap.in. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 

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