The city of Karimnagar, situated in the Indian state of Telangana, functions as a municipal corporation as well as the district headquarters of the Karimnagar district. The Manair River flows through this city, which is a tributary of the Godavari. Karimnagar has been selected by the Indian Government, to be developed into a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission. The region experiences a dry inland climate with hot summers and mild winters, quite similar to the weather of Hyderabad. Telugu and Urdu are the most common languages spoken by the residents of Karimnagar. The Satavahana University is located in Karimnagar and the city is known to be major education center in North-western parts of Telangana as it has produced several renowned intellectuals, poets, politicians and technologists. Apart from being an educational hub, Karimnagar also serves as a health hub for the northern regions of Telangana. The city is also a major business center. Karimnagar is popularly known for its granite and its agro-based industries. Karimnagars Silver Filigree is a local silverware handicraft that is used for trade.
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