|Elevation||371 m (1,217 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||AP 25|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Zahirabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Banswada|
Banswada is a town and a mandal in the Nizamabad district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Banswada is the fifth biggest town in the district of Nizamabad. The Manjeera River flows in 3 km west of Banswada.
The name is derived from the ancient name, Mahisawada ("the ancient Indian epic, The Mahabarata. Part of the story takes place in Mahishapuram"). it is also known that the name Banswada was derived from word BASAVANAMU which means MOGILOPULA Thota( Pandanus plantation)by cutting pandanus plantation a village was built due to which the village was named as basawada i.e. Banswada
Banswada is located at  It has an average elevation of 371 meters (1220 feet)..
Banswada is situated on Hyderabad-Bodhan State Highway No. 6. The town is 168 km east of Karimnagar; 50 km west of Degloor (Maharastra); 68 km north of Basara; 50 km north of Nizamabad; and 167 km south of Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. There is no train service to Banswada. The nearest railway stations are at Nizamabad, Bodhan and Kamareddy. Nearby towns are Nizamabad,Kamareddy,Medak,Bodhan.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) operates bus services from Banswada to Adilabad, Hanumakonda, Hyderabad (MGBS), Kakinada and Warangal. Banswada has an APSRTC depot, which opened on 6 March 1993.
Banswada is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Pocharam Srinivas Reddy from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi was elected in the 2014 Assembly Elections as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), earlier he resigned for the cause of Separate State of Telangana and joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party on 25 March 2011. The Election Commission has re-conducted bypoll elections. This time Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has won the elections from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party with a huge majority of nearly 50,000 votes on October 17, 2011.
There is one area hospital under Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad in Nizamabad district. The area hospital serves the people around Banswada, Varni, Bichkunda, Madnoor, Birkur, Gandhari, Pitlam, Nizamsagar mandals in Nizamabad district. The superintendent of the Hospital is Srinivas Prasad pediatrician, followed by the other doctors Dr. Babu Shine and social activist cum director of hospital Lion Shivdayal verma jaiswal.