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Mahabubabad
Manukota మానుకోట
Town & Muncipality
Mahabubabad Railway Station, (renovation January 2008)
Mahabubabad Railway Station, (renovation January 2008)
Nickname(s): Village of Fortress With Trees
Mahabubabad is located in Telangana
Mahabubabad
Mahabubabad
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°37′00″N 80°01′00″E / 17.6167°N 80.0167°E / 17.6167; 80.0167Coordinates: 17°37′00″N 80°01′00″E / 17.6167°N 80.0167°E / 17.6167; 80.0167
Country  India
State Telangana
Region Telangana
District warangal
Government
 • Special Officer (Interim) Special Officer (Interim, Commissioner elections are over due)
 • Member of Parliament Prof.Seetharam NaikTelangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Banoth Shankar Naik Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 51,474
Demonym Mahabubabadi
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 506 101
Telephone code 08719
Vehicle registration TS 03
Lok Sabha constituency Mahabubabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mahabubabad
Climate semi-tropical (Köppen)
Avg. annual temperature 26 °C (79 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 42 °C (108 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 12 °C (54 °F)

Mahbubabad or Mahabubabad mahabübäbäð, Telugu: మహబూబాబాదు, (commonly and informally known as Manukota Telugu: మానుకోట), is a municipality with 28 wards, Mandal and Revenue Divisional in Warangal District of Telangana State of India. This is located on the West Bank of the Pakala River, which is one of the tributaries to the River Krishna. This is also the second largest cum second biggest revenue division in area and population respectively, after Warangal - Hanamkonda - Kazipeta and Jangaon towns in Warangal District. The city is upgraded to the level of municipality on 8 September 2011, by the state government and the state assigned it with Municipality Grade II status on 26 December 2011. It is well known for its prominent historical and traditional importance.

Demographics[edit]

The population of Mahabubabad is around 51,474. The male population is 29,105 (50.9%) and the female population is 22,369 (49.02%). The female to male ratio is 963:1000, which is above the national average 944:1000. The total literacy rate is 72.8%, more than national average 64.8%. Male literacy rate is 76.34%, which is more than national average of 75.3%, and female literacy rate is 54.7%, which is also more than national average 53.7%. Once it was the biggest Revenue Division in Telangana state even bigger than Hanamkonda Village. Later it was divided into two divisions.

The languages spoken by the people here are Telugu as the main language (100%), and then Hindi (40%), and few people can speak Urdu (7%). The educated people can speak English (45%). Telugu and English are used in official communications and media of instructions.

The majority of the villages and the hamlets including the city are the habitats of Scheduled Tribes (S.T.'s) (75%). The tribal community is Lambadi. Thus the majority of people of the city will also communicate in the special tribal language, Lambadi or Banjara (60%). This language is one among the officially recognised dialects by the Government of India. This language has no script but is sustained only on the orally spoken words.

History[edit]

Manukota comes from Mranukota. In Telugu the meaning of 'Mranu' is 'tree' and that of 'Kota' is 'fort'. In English it will translate into a fort made of trees. In earlier days Manukota used to be covered with plenty of trees like a fort. Later it happened to spell as Manukota.

Mahabubabad derived its name from one of its past rulers, Mahabub who is one of the officials, of H'ble Nizam. Before Independence, he once arrived at Manukota where he stayed outside the town in a place which is called Shikarkhana. The name of Manukota by the passage of the time, hence changed to Mahabubabad.

Weather[edit]

Climate[edit]

Mahabubabad
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [1]

Mahbubabad has a semi-tropical climate, where the people and its surroundings find the climate pleasant and enjoyable. During summers, the temperatures will soar to more than 48 °C, and in winters, temperatures range between 12 °C and 27 °C, which will be a pleasant weather to enjoy. Mahbubabad also receives both the North-East and the South-West monsoon, from June to September, and from October to November respectively. Mainly relies on the monsoons and rainfall. Live details of the weather are available at [2]

Transport facilities[edit]

Mahabubabad is well connected with both road and rail routes to every other place of the state and the nation as well.

Roadways[edit]

Busy Center & Bus Stop At Railway Station, Looking Towards Bus-Stand Road

Mahabubabad has a Bus Depot of APSRTC of 100 bus capacity. It ply many services for catering the needs of the citizens. It falls on the main route of Warangal-Bhadrachalam. Nearly 20,000 people ply from here daily to and fro through the bus facilities. In addition, apart from the main Bus Stand, to meet the needs of the passengers there exists at various locations, Kuravi bus stand, Thorruur bus stand, Pusalapalli bus stop, and also many seven-seater autorickshaws and Commander Jeeps ply connecting the nearby villages.

Railways[edit]

Mahabubabad has one of the busiest Railway stations in the Kazipet-Vijayawada route. Nearly as many as 4000 passengers travel through this system daily. People here will prefer rail route than to bus route in order to reach distant destinations. The Mahabubabad railway station had been graded as 'B1-Category Railway Station' by the South Central Railway from 2004. Train Reservation booking facility is available here, on Platform no. 1 during 8 am to 2 pm.

Mahabubabad Railway Station Circular Board

The list of famous trains which halt at this station includes Charminar Express, Padmavati Express, Satavahana Express, Intercity Express, Simhapuri Express, Golconda Express, Navjivan Express, Dakshin Express, Gowtami Express, Gomati Sagar Express, Andaman Express, East Coast Express, Krishna Express, Machilipatnam Express, Manmad Express, konark express etc.

It is located 61 km (towards west) from Warangal, and 47 km (towards east) from Khammam.

Platforms of Mahabubabad Railway Station, under renovation during January 2008

Details of the trains at Mahabubabad Railway Station, are available at Trains Particulars At Mahbubabad Railway Station.

Air connectivity[edit]

The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, 200 km.

Administration[edit]

Constitutional administration[edit]

Mahabubabad has one seat for state Assembly constituency. Banoth Shankar Naik Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly in the 2014 general elections. It has a village secretariat headed by Sarpanch. The R.D.O. and M.R.O. will look after the revenue administration. The Mahabubabad though has Major Gram panchayath status, but it has to be upgraded to municipality long back. Earlier Hanamkonda and Warangal were two Lok Sabha Constituencies located in the same area but recently the Election Commission of India based on the Population sensus has shifted Warangal Lok Sabha Constituency to Mahabubabad. Mr. Prof.Seetharam Naik Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was elected as Member of Parliament from here in 2014.

Police stations[edit]

Mahabubabad has two police stations namely Mahabubabad town & Mahabubabad Rural and also have one Traffic police station. It has the offices of D.S.P., Circle Inspector of Police and one Fire station.

Media[edit]

Mahabubabad, has both print media and entertainment media to cater to the needs of the denizens.

Print media[edit]

Various leading news papers viz. NamastheTelangana, Sakshi, Eenadu, Vaartha, Andhra Jyothi, Prajasakti, Andhra Bhoomi, The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, are available. Sirachukka is the local tabloid printed here and circulated weekly. And the leading Telugu news papers has their regional centres here for updating the news. Various weekly and bi-weekly magazines viz. Swathi, Competition Success Review, CSC etc., are also available.

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