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Adilabad is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Telangana
Coordinates: 19°40′N 78°32′E / 19.67°N 78.53°E / 19.67; 78.53Coordinates: 19°40′N 78°32′E / 19.67°N 78.53°E / 19.67; 78.53
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Telangana
District Adilabad
Named for Mohammed Adil Shah
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 117,388[1]
Demonym Adilabadi
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 504001
Vehicle registration AP 01

Adilabad (Telugu: ఆదిలాబాదు, Urdu: عادل آباد), is a town and a municipality in Adilabad district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has a population of 117,388 (agglomeration 139,103) (2011 census). It is the headquarters of the district of the same name. Mavala a village is merged into adilabad municipality.


Adilabad derives its name from the erstwhile ruler of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah. It is the northernmost district of Nizam state of the Deccan region.

Historically, rahim has been home to a variety of cultures. Owing to its position at the border of central and southern India, it has been ruled by North Indian dynasties like the Mauryas and the Mughals and South Indian dynasties like the Satavahanas and the Chalukyas. The current culture of the district incorporates significant elements of the neighboring Marathi culture into the native Telugu culture. However a multicultural society exists here with Bengali, Malayali, Rajasthani and Gujarati people living in harmony.


Adilabad has an average elevation of 264 metres (866 feet). Adilabad district also consists of many landscapes like Kuntala waterfalls, Sahyadri mountains, rivers like the Godavari, Penaganga, Pranahitha, etc. The district shares its boundaries with Nizamabad and Karimnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh to the south and with Nanded, Yavatmal, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts of Maharashtra on the West, North and East respectively. Most of the boundary is designated by the rivers Godavari and Penganga.

Mavala lake it located 6km south side of Adilabad town, it was built during the Nizam period. Water from the lake is supplied to the town and serves the needs about 40% of people in it. There is a park adjacent to the lake.


  • Ashram School, Chichdhari Khanapur
  • Little Star High School Adilabad
  • Global high school Adilabad.
  • Little Flower High School(west school)
  • Nalanda Degree College
  • Govt Girls High School
  • Govt High School Kolipura
  • Sri Gopala Krishna Vidyamindhar
  • Sri saraswathi shishumandir high school
  • St. Joseph's Convent High School
  • Basara IIIT International College (Its Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Basara)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Sanjay Gandhi Polytechnic College
  • 32 Andhra NCC Battalion, etc.
  • Sri Sevadas Vidya mandir.. Tantoli Raod
  • crescent jr college
  • vidyarthi jr & degree college
  • chavra Academy (cbse)
  • Aryabhatta International School for Kids
  • vaagdevi jr&dedree college
  • zphs school mavala
  • ZPPH school Narnoor
  • Diamond jublee high school
  • oxford grammer school



Adilabad has a railway station on Mudkhed-Adilabad Section of Hyderabad (HYB) Division of South Central Railway (SCR). After Divisional adjustments in 2003, which saw the bifurcation of Hyderabad Division, Adilabad now comes under Nanded (NED) Division of SCR. It has direct train connectivity with Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Nanded, Vijayawada, Nellore, Renigunta, Tirupati, Patna, Nagpur, Nasik, Mumbai CST, Warangal, Khammam, Tenali, Ongole, Aurangabad, Manmad Kolkata, Raipur, Jabalpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Durg, Tatanagar, Kolhapur, Dhanbad, Sholapur etc.


National Highway 7 now NH 44 (the largest NH in India) passes through Adilabad making the road transport most easy. It is well connected to rest of India by road. Hyderabad is 280 km from here. Adilabad had an air strip which was destroyed by the Indian air force at the time of police action in 1948. The nearest airport is Nagpur but Hyderabad is most preferred.

Emu farm[edit]

Siri emu farm is located 5 kilometres from the town, it is the first of its kind to rear Australian birds, it is a substitute to regular traditional form of agriculture.


As of 2011 India census,[2] Adilabad had a population of 117,388.(agglomeration population 139,103 ) Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Adilabad has an average literacy rate of 80.51%, higher than the national average of 74.05% with 88.18% of the males and 72.73% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Urdu is the native language of Adilabad while Telugu is the official Language. The other languages spoken are Gormati and Marathi as Adilabad is almost at the border to Maharastra. It is one of the richest districts of Andhra Pradesh, containing 20% of state's wealth. About 75% of the district is covered with thick tropical moist deciduous forests, the second largest district in terms of forest coverage, next only to Khammam. [3]

Parliamentary Constituency[edit]

Adilabad is one of the forty-two Lok Sabha constituencies in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and consists of eight Legislative Assembly segments.

Assembly Constituency[edit]

Adilabad is a Legislative assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 181,966 registered voters in Adilabad constituency in 1999 elections.

List of Elected Members:[4]

  • 1952 - Sirga Daji Shankar Rao (Communist Party of India)
  • 1957 - Rangnath Rao (PDF)
  • 1962 - Vithal Rao - Independent
  • 1967 - K. Ramkishtoo (Communist Party of India)
  • 1972 - Masood Ahmed - INC
  • 1978 - Chilukuri Ramachandra Reddy (Independent)
  • 1983 - Chilukuri Vaman Reddy TDP
  • 1985 - Chilukuri Ramachandra Reddy INC
  • 1989 - Chilukuri Ramachandra Reddy INC
  • 1994 - Chilukuri Vaman Reddy TDP
  • 1999 - Padala Bhumanna - TDP
  • 2004 - Chilukuri Ramachandra Reddy INC
  • 2009 - Jogu Ramanna - TDP
  • 2012- Jogu Ramanna - TRS

Adilabad tourism[edit]

3 Star Hotels[edit]

Adilabad offers its tourists a holistic holiday tour through its historical temples and monuments and shimmering waterfalls. These 3 star hotels are located in the heart of the town has all the facilities according to the international standards with elegant Rooms and Suites, Luxurious Lounge, Function Halls (for Wedding), Restaurants, Resto-Bars, Sprawling Gardens and State-of-the-art Helicopter facility.

1.Indraprastha Basara Resort Hotel

Notable people[edit]


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