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Khammam

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Khammam is the city in Khammam district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the headquarters of the Khammam district and Khammam mandal as well.It is located about 193km east of the state capital, Hyderabad, 61km from Suryapet, 120km from Warangal and also it is located about 100km North of the Andhra Pradesh state capital, Amaravathi. The river Munneru flows on the western side of the town. census of India, it had a population of 284,268, with an area of 94.37 km2. On 19 October 2012, the civic body of Khammam was upgraded to Municipal corporation, which includes 14 surrounding villages.EtymologyThe name of Khammam was derived from the temple of Nrusimhadri and a local hill. In Urdu, a vertical rock is referred as Kamba and the name of Khammam was derived from it by undergoing several changes with names such as, Stamba Sikhari, Stambadri, Kambhadri, Kambham mettu, Khammam mettu.HistoryThe present name of Khammam is said to have been derived from the name of the temple "Narsimhadri," later "Stamba Sikhari," and then it was called "Stambadhri," which has the ancient temple of Narasimha Swamy on its top. This temple is believed to have been existing since Treta Yuga. The vertical rock under the temple is known as 'KAMBA' which literally means pillar. The name of the town Khammam has been derived from "Kambam Mettu" to "Kammammet" or "Khammam Mettu" to the present "Khammam city." The district is also named as Khammam.
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