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Hanumakonda is a suburb of the city of Warangal, India. Hanumakonda is between Kazipet and Warangal about 140 km (87 mi) northeast of the state capital, Hyderabad. It is also known as "Hanmakonda" and "Hanamkonda". Hanumakonda comes under the Greater Municipal corporation of Warangal, which comprises Warangal, Hanumakonda and Kazipet, locally called 'tri-cities'.

Hanumakonda was the capital of Kakatiya kings till 12th century, before the foundation of Warangal. The ruins of the fort can be seen today on the south end of Hanaumakonda town, along a big hill.

Hanamkonda contains some very interesting buildings of which the 'thousand pillar temple' is especially noteworthy. It was built in 1162 in the Chalukyan style by the kings of Kakatiya dynasty. It consists of three spacious detached halls with portico supported by 300 pillars. Opposite to the portico is a star shaped mandapa supported on 200 pillars, ther[clarification needed] of which bear old Telugu and Sanskrit inscriptions. Near the temple is a fine well 'koneru'.

Until the merger of Hyderabad State in Indian Union, Hanumakonda was the headquarters of the Warangal "Suba". "Subedari" is the area of Hanumakonda that houses the Collectorate and almost all the district-level government offices of the Warangal District. The Collector's residence (old Subedar bunglow) has the largest area (about 15 acres) than any other Collector's residence in Andhra Pradesh. Today's Hanumakonda has grown along northern and western directions and several residential colonies are developed.
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