Hyderabad Population

About Hyderabad

Located in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in India, the city of Hyderabad is known for its salubrious weather all year round. The maximum temperature during summer time reaches as high as 40° C and as low as 30° C. In winters, the mercury fluctuates between 14° C and 22° C. Monsoon season in Hyderabad starts from the month of June to stay till December. Telugu, Hindi, Urdu and English are the main languages of communication of the Hyderabad population.

Details on Hyderabad Population

Today, the city of Hyderabad is much recognized for its booming IT sector. Its potpourri of tourist attractions has also been appreciated by different types of travelers. Initially, the city was arguably seen as a leisure hub. But with witnessing revolutionary changes in its Information technology industry, the city took no time to become one of the coveted career destinations in India, which in turn also contributed to an increase of population in the city.

A close look at the statistics would reveal that the population in Hyderabad was 3.6 million in the year 2001. This has grown to become more than 4.0 million by 2009. The rise in the number of people residing in the city has catapulted it among the most populated Indian cities. According to estimates, if the population in the metropolitan area is also taken into account, it will be around 6.3 million.

This has also been observed that the Muslim community in Hyderabad forms about 40% of the total population. In the entire state of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad city has the biggest Muslim community. The presence of the Muslim community in the city is quite substantial and can be felt strongly near Old City of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad population is also constituted of Christian groups, though at a very small scale. Owning to this, you will encounter many churches throughout the city. The prominent ones are situated in the areas of Abids and Secunderabad.

Languages Spoken by Hyderabad Population

The main languages of communication in the city are Telugu and Urdu. However, the educated class interacts frequently in English.

It is interesting to note that most of the people who speak in Urdu in Hyderabad have noticeable Turkish and Farsi touch in their tones. It is because of this, their dialect is referred to as Hyderabadi Urdu or Deccani.

Further, Telugu is the official language in Hyderabad, which again varies marginally from one part of the city to the other.

Last Updated on : 17/08/2013