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Archdiocese of Hyderabad

Archbishop Thumma Bala

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  • Date of Birth : 1944-04-24
  • Mob : +91-40-27805545/ (+91)40 65993181
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Short History of Hyderabad Diocese

Group: : Latin-rite
Phone :
Address : Archbishop's House,
9-1-17/1, Sardar Patel Road
Secunderabad - 500 003
Andhra Pradesh (India)

General Characteristics of the archdiocese:


A Geography: Total land area of the diocese                             : 30,814 sq km

     Districts covered by the archdiocese: Urban district of Hyderabad, which is also the capital of Andhra Pradesh, semi-urban district of Ranga Reddy and the districts of Medak and Nizamabad.


B Demographic data: Total population: 12.86 million

    Ethnic groups                                      :

    Languages used in the archdiocesan territory: Telugu, English, Hindi, Tamil,  

                                                                               Malayalam and Urdu


C Economy : Per capita income                : 22,520  (2004-05 State figure)

    Major industries, trade and agriculture : Hyderabad is a major drug manufacturing city of the country, known as the pharmaceutical capital of India. It is also known for its food industry, especially poultry, meat and dairy. Recently, the city has made a mark in information technology with several major companies like Microsoft, Wipro, Infosys, Satyam and Oracle India among others opening their units in the city. The districts of Ranga Reddy, Medak and Nizamabad produce mainly rice, jowar and maize.


D Literacy rate in the archdiocesan territory :  62.75 per cent


Name Type
Catholic Population 93,288
Parishes 177
Diocesan Priests 109
Religious Priests 33
Total Priests 242
Religious Sisters 807
Religious Brothers 36
Ecclesiastical Institutions 37
Schools 104
Professional Colleges 4
Hostels 12
Orphanages 3
Hospitals 18
Publications 10

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