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Friday, 14 August 2015


Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Established in 1591, Hyderabad was ruled by the Qutb Shahis for a century before falling under Mughal rule.

In 1724, Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I created his own dynasty of Nizams (monarchs) by establishing the State of Hyderabad, which ultimately became a princely state based in the city during British rule.

Relics of Qutb Shahi and Nizam rule remain visible today, with the Charminar —dating from the city's founding—coming to symbolise Hyderabad.

Hyderabad has a population of 6.8 million, making it the fourth-largest city in India.

Today, due to the Telugu film industry, Hyderabad is India's second-largest producer city of motion pictures.

Hyderabad has historically been known as a pearl and diamond trading centre.

The formation of an infotech special economic zone has attracted firms from around the world to Hyderabad, while the emergence of biotech industries in the 1990s has led to the title "Genome Valley," alongside the city's traditional status as the City of Pearls.  

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