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Capital City of Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Hyderabad is the only Indian city mentioned in the 2011 The New York Times list of must-see places of the world.
  • Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 AD on the banks of river Musi.
  • Golconda fort built during Kakatiya Dynasty and restored by Qutb Shahi Sultans, is the oldest existing structure in Hyderabad.
  • Makkah Masjid in Hyderabad is over 400 Years old.
  • Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the administrator of the city, came into existance in 2007 with the merger of 12 municipalities with the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH).
  • Hyderabadi Biryani is a special dish in the city.
  • Hyderabad Race Club formerly known as the Nizam Race Club is located at Malakpet is famous for Horse racing.
  • The IT and IT-enabled services township is called the HITEC City.
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