Tel: సూర్యాపేట sūryāpēṭa

 ‘Sun City’  [Bhanupuri] City/District, Telangana

From Skt: bhānu ‘light’, ‘brightness, ‘sun’; puri, ‘fort’, ‘city’; sūrya, ‘sun’, ‘sun-god’; and Tam: pēṭṭai, ‘suburb’, market’.

Suryapet was judged one of the ten ‘cleanest cities’ in India and has won numerous awards for its waste disposal and recycling.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Telangana place names.

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