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Mahbubnagar
మహబూబ్ నగర్,محبوب نگر
Mahabubnagar
City
The Biggest banayan tree (Pillalamarri), Symbol of district
The Biggest banayan tree (Pillalamarri), Symbol of district
Nickname(s): 'Ruknammapeta'
Mahbubnagar is located in Andhra Pradesh
Mahbubnagar
Mahbubnagar
Coordinates: 16°45′N 78°00′E / 16.75°N 78.00°E / 16.75; 78.00Coordinates: 16°45′N 78°00′E / 16.75°N 78.00°E / 16.75; 78.00
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Telangana
District Mahbubnagar District
Founded by Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI
Named for Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI
Government
 • Body Mahbubnagar Municipal Corporation
 • Chairman girija shankera
 • MLA Yennam Srinivas Reddy
 • MP K. Chandrashekar Rao
Area
 • Total 18,432 km2 (7,117 sq mi)
Elevation 498 m (1,634 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 130,849
 • Density 167/km2 (430/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 509 001
Telephone code +91-08542
Vehicle registration AP22
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Sex ratio 0.973 /
Lok Sabha constituency Mahbubnagar
Planning agency Mahbubnagar Municipal Corporation
Distance from Delhi 1,599 kilometres (994 mi) S (land)
Distance from Mumbai 820 kilometres (510 mi) SE (land)
Distance from Chennai 760 kilometres (470 mi) N (land)
Climate Semi-arid (Köppen)
Precipitation 803 millimetres (31.6 in)
Avg. annual temperature 35.0 °C (95.0 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 40.9 °C (105.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 25.0 °C (77.0 °F)
Website www.mahabubnagar.nic.in

Mahbubnagar or Mahboobnagar also known as Palamooru is the biggest town in the Mahbubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh, India, 100 km from the state capital, Hyderabad.

History[edit]

Formerly known as Rukmammapeta and Palamooru, it was named Mahbubnagar on 4 December 1890 in honour of Mir Mahabub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869-1911 AD). It has been the capital of the district since 1883 AD. Mahbubnagar is bordered by the Tungabhadra River in the south and surrounded by the Nalgonda, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Raichur,Yadgir and Gulbarga districts. The Golconda diamonds, including the famous Kohinoor diamond allegedly came from Mahbubnagar district.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Mahbubnagar is located at 16°44′N 77°59′E / 16.73°N 77.98°E / 16.73; 77.98.[1] It has an average elevation of 498 metres (1633 feet). The city of Mahbubnagar is located at a distance of 100 km from Hyderabad[2] and 119 km from Kurnool.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 census,[3] Mahbubnagar had a population of 210,143. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mahbubnagar has an average literacy rate of 82.5%, higher than the national average of 74.04.%: male literacy is 89.33%, and female literacy is 76.26%. In Mahbubnagar, 12% of the population is younger than 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Mahbubnagar has bus services by state owned APSRTC to Hyderabad, Bangalore,Gulbargah, Kurnool and Mumbai. It is well connected with towns in the district. It is accessible by National Highway 44 (NH 44), which connects KanyaKumari and Varanasi).

Rail[edit]

The broad gauge railway line connecting Bengaluru and Hyderabad, Chennai, Egmore, Kachiguda, New Delhi, Tirupati passes through the city. There are daily passenger trains to Hyderabad and Kurnool. Hazrath Nijamuddin and Venkatadri express are electrical trains passing through this area.

There are three stations in Mahbubnagar: Mahbubnagar Main Station, Mahbubnagar Town Station and Yenugonda Station.

Air Travel[edit]

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the nearest airport (approx. 65-70km).

Notable People[edit]

  • Burgula Ramakrishna Rao - The first elected Chief Minister of the erstwhile Hyderabad State who led the struggle against the Nizam in the princely State.
  • Jaipal Reddy - Politician
  • Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu - Writer & Journalist
  • Goreti Venkanna - Writer & Singer
  • Nagam Janardhan Reddy - Politician
  • Surabhi Venkata Sesha Sharma - Freedom fighter and boodhan activist
  • Rajagiri Parusharamulu - boodhan activist National awardee Gandhi prathistaan Sarvodyam Leader
  • kadira Srinivas reddy C/O Pavani Agencies.

See also[edit]

List of cities in Andhra Pradesh

References[edit]

External links[edit]