This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Karimnagar
Karimnagar District (pronounced [kəˈriːmnəɡər ˈzɪlaː]) is in the northwestern region of Andhra Pradesh, South India. The city of Karimnagar is the district headquarters, and has a population of 620,000.
The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.
Karimnagar was originally called Elagandala, by its native Telangana people. The district was a major center for Vedic learning and was the heart of the great Satavahana Empire. Later, Nizams changed the name to Karimnagar, derived from the name of Syed Karimullah Shah Saheb Quiladar.
Karimnagar district occupies an area of 11,823 square kilometres (4,565 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to the Phillipines' Panay Island. It borders Adilabad District in the north, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the northeasy, Warangal District in the south, Medak District in the southwest and Nizamabad District in the west.
Karimnagar district has 57 Mandals (revenue and administrative units):
In 2006, the Indian government named Karminagar as one of the country's 250 most impoverished districts (out of 640). It is one of thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Household indicators 
In 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences(IIPS) interviewed 1005 households in 40 villages across the district. The IIPS found that 92.8% had access to electricity, 94.9% to drinking water, 36.9% to toilet facilities, and 16.8% lived in a pucca (permanent) home. 24.8% of girls wed before the legal age of 18 and 79.1% of interviewees carried a BPL card.
According to the 2011 census Karimnagar district has a population of 3,811,738, roughly equal to the nation of Liberia or the US state of Oregon. This gives it a ranking of 67th in India (out of 640). The district has a population density of 322 inhabitants per square kilometre (830 /sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.16%. Karimnagar has a sex ratio of 1009 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 64.87%.
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Notable people 
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- ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. "Panay 12,011"
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- ^ "How Do I? : Obtain Marriage Certificate". National Portal Content Management Team, National Informatics Centre. 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-03. "To be eligible for marriage, the minimum age limit is 21 for males and 18 for females."
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- ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Oregon 3,831,074"
- ^ http://www.indianembassy.org/PV/pv.pdf
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