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Mahabubnagar
మహబూబ్ నగర్
محبوب نگر

Palamoor
Municipality
The biggest banayan tree (Pillalamarri), symbol of the district
The biggest banayan tree (Pillalamarri), symbol of the district
Nickname(s): Rukmammapet
Mahabubnagar is located in Telangana
Mahabubnagar
Mahabubnagar
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 Telangana
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 G.D. Priya Darshini I.A.S
 • MLA Srinivas Goud (TRS)
 • MP Jithender Reddy (TRS)
Area
 • Total 37,121 km2 (14,332 sq mi)
Elevation 498 m (1,634 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 3,00,121
 • Density 167/km2 (430/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Urdu.
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 509 001, 509002
Telephone code +91-08542
Vehicle registration TS-06[1]
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Sex ratio 0.973 /
Lok Sabha constituency Mahbubnagar
Planning agency Mahbubnagar Municipal Corporation
Website www.mahabubnagar.nic.in

Mahabubnagar, also known as Palamoor, is a municipal townn in the Mahbubnagar District of Telangana, India.

History[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

Mahabubnagar is located at 16°44′N 77°59′E / 16.73°N 77.98°E / 16.73; 77.98.[2] It has an average elevation of 498 metres (1633 feet). The city of Mahabubnagar is located at a distance of 100 km from Hyderabad 108 km from Kurnool and 119 km from Raichur.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 census,[3] Mahabubnagar had a population of 210,143. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mahabubnagar 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 Mahabubnagar, 12% of the population is younger than six years of age.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Mahabubnagar has bus services by state owned TSRTC to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gulbarga, Kurnool, Raichur, Thirupathi, Kodada, Guntur 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 Secunderabad, 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 Four stations in Mahabubnagar: Mahabubnagar Main Station, Mahabubnagar Town Station ,Yenugonda Station and Diviti Pally Station.

Air Travel[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mahbubnagar
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

External links[edit]

http://www.inmahabubnagar.com/index.php