Situated on the bank of the Musi river, Hyderabad is the capital of the two Southern Indian states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (previously undivided), occupying an area of 650 sq.Hyderabad, the capital of Southern Indian states Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (previously undivided), occupying 650 sq kilometers and situated on the bank of the Musi river, is the fourth most populous city of India.
Hyderabad, also referred to as the City of Pearls is the most populous urban agglomeration in India. Founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591, today the city covers an area of approximately 650 km2.
The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad come under the ambit of a single municipal unit, The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Hyderabad has developed into one of the major hubs for the information technology industry in India which has earned it the additional sobriquet ’Cyberabad’. In addition to the IT industry, various biotechnology and pharmaceutics companies have set up their operations in Hyderabad owing to its established Public sector in Life Science Research and Genome Valley. The city is home to the Telugu Film Industry which is popularly referred to as Tollywood. Located at the crossroads of North and South India, Hyderabad has developed a unique culture that is reflected in its language and architecture.