The famous twin city of Hyderabad, is located in the newly formed state of Telangana. Unlike its ancient sister, which has its roots in the kingdom of the Nizams, Secunderabad was infact largely a British creation, used mostly as a cantonment area. The city continues to have a strong military presence. Secunderabad and Hyderabad are no longer two separate cities, and are now clubbed as one.
As a highly metropolitan city that has always been exposed to various cultures, British, hindu, Muslim, parsi etc - Secunderabad has always been the more liberal and open of the two twin cities.
The main driver of its economy is the service sector with offices for ITC, Infosys, mahindra, satyam and many other important IT firms and multinational corporations with a large presence in the area. It is also a major railway hub for the district and houses units of the Depart of Atomic Energy and Nuclear Fuel Complex.