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Kalwakurthy, also spelled as Kalvakurti, is a town and taluka headquarters in Mahbubnagar district of Telangana, India. It is 80 km from Hyderabad on Srisailam highway. It is around 56 km from the district headquarters of Mahbubnagar.
When the taluka system was in place, Kalwakurthy was the largest taluka in the district by area. Kalwakurthy assembly constituency seat had dual members in the erstwhile Hyderabad state.
The town was a municipality before and made into a major Gram Panchayat; in 2014 it got back the municipality status.
According to The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Kalvakurti was a taluk in Mahbubnagar district, Hyderabad State. It contained 101 villages with an area of 583 square miles. The population in 1901 was 54,384 compared with 52,132 in 1891. The headquarters Kalvakurti had a population of 2,230.
Kalwakurthy town has population of 35,146 with 18,126 men and 17,020 women as per 2001 Census. It is one of the big towns in Mahbubnagar District. In the old days kalwakurthy was known as kavulakurthy as there were number of writers, novelists and history writers.
It is the home town of political leader Jaipal Reddy. Between 1969 and 1984 he was an MLA from Kalwakurthy. Former Andhra Pradesh State Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao was defeated in 1989 assembly elections in this constituency by Chittaranjan Das. Hyderabad state First elected Chief Minister Burgula Ramakrishna Rao was born in Padakallu village of Kalwakurthy Taluka. Current MLA is Challa Vamshi Chand Reddy. In Kalwakurthy, one government degree college and ITI college and four other degree, intermediate colleges are there.
How to reach
- From Hyderabad Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station buses are available every 15 minutes.
- From Jadcherla, National Highway 7, Kalwakurthy can be reached in 30 minutes.