|Winner of General Elections 2009 in Medak is VIJAYA SHANTHI .M (TRS)|
|Vijaya Shanthi .m||TRS||Car||388839|
|Khaja Quayum Anwar||PRAP||Railway Engine||120812|
|P. Niroop Reddy||BJP||Lotus||69027|
|Kundeti Ravi||IND||Road Roller||38714|
|Y. Shankar Goud||BSP||Elephant||22097|
|K. Sudheer Reddy||LSP||Whistle||19395|
|D. Yadeshwar||BSP(AP)||Not Alloted||7401|
GeographyMedak is located at . It has an average elevation of 442 metres (1450 feet).
DemographicsAs of 2001[update] India census, Medak had a population of 1,41,916. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Medak has an average literacy rate of 66%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 57%. In Medak, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
HistoryMedak, a historic town originally called Siddapur, later it known as Gulshanabad also, reached its pinnacle during the Kakatiya dynasty reign. Medak has a citadel dating back to the Kakatiyas. It was built during the reign of Kakatiya emperor Pratapa Rudra. Strategically built on a hillock, it was called the Methukudurgam (and Methukuseema), from the Telugu word Methuku - meaning cooked rice grain. The main entrance proudly displays the double-headed bird "Gandabherundam" of the Kakatiyas. The Medak fort stands as an epitome of architectural excellence of the Kakatiya dynasty. The water to the fort was served through a pipeline from a well inside the fort. It has three main entrances, the "Prathama Dwaram", the "Simha Dwaram" or Lions Entrance that has two snarling lions at the top of the entrance and the "Gaja Dwaram" or Elephant's Entrance that has a sculpture of two elephants interlocked on both sides of the entrance. At the fort one can see a 17th century cannon that is 3.2 meters long. The cannon has a trident etched on it. This fortress uses the natural topography to the maximum advantage with the rocky face offering it natural defenses.
Medak CathedralThe Anglican Medak Cathedral, which belongs to the single largest diocese in Asia, is a priceless heritage. It was built by the British Wesleyan Methodists and is now under the Church of South India - Diocese of Medak. This church was built during a famine that struck Medak during World War I. Reverend Charles Walker Posnett was posted as Reverend in Medak during that time. Moved by the plight of the people due to the unprecedented famine that lasted for three years, he proposed to build a great church at Medak in the year 1914. It took ten continuous years to complete this monumental piece of architecture. With its massive dimensions, 100 ft width and 200 ft. length, the church can accommodate as many as 5000 people at a time. When the Nizam of Hyderabad came to know that the height of this Cathedral was far exceeding that of the Charminar, he unsuccessfully ordered that its height be brought down. The Right Reverend B. P. Sugandhar is the present Bishop in Medak.
HistoricalThe excavations at Kondapur, located 15 km from Sangareddy and 60 km from Medak, have brought to light the remains of Satavahana dynasty and a few Buddhist structures. The Kondapur Museum is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. The Kondapur Museum contains about 8,100 antiquities at present. It houses the coins of the Satavahana kings which led some scholars to come to the conclusion that Kondapur was one of the thirty walled towns of the Satavahanas. There are the remains of Chaityas and Stupas indicating that Kondapur was once a great Buddhist center. Other things which were excavated and are on display include gold coin of the Roman Emperor Augustus (37 BC -14 AD), a few silver coins, bead pieces of terra cotta bangles, shell, ivory, copper and glass embossed with designs.
Natural featuresPocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary, located 15 km from Medak and 115 km from Hyderabad, was the favourite hunting ground of the Nizam and was declared a wild life sanctuary in the early part of 20th century. Named after the Pocharam lake formed from bunding of the Allair in the years 1916 - 1922, it is spread over 9.12 km². Surrounded by lush green forest, it is rich in flora and fauna and attracts a lot of winged visitors, like the bar-headed goose, Brahminy ducks and open billed stork. There is a center for Eco-Tourism where visitors can see five species of antelopes and deer. Summer temperatures go up to 46 °C & in winter it drops to 6 °C. The sanctuary is home to animals like leopard, forest cat, wild dog, wolf, jackal, sloth bear, sambar, nilgai, chinkara, chital, and four-horned antelope.
Parliamentary ConstituencyMedak is a Lok Sabha Constituency in Indian Parliament. List of Elected Members:
- 1957 and 1962 - P. Hanmanth Rao
- 1967 - Sangam Laxmi Bai
- 1971 and 77 Mallikarjun
- 1980 - Indira Gandhi
- 1984 - P. Manik Reddy
- 1989 - Mogali Gundla Baga Reddy
- 1991, 1996 and 1998 - M. Baga Reddy
- 1999 and 2004 - A. Narendra
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