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The biggest banayan tree (Pillalamarri), symbol of the district
|Founded by||Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI|
|Named for||Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI|
|• Body||Mahbubnagar Municipal Corporation|
|• Chairman||Girija Shanker|
|• MLA||Srinivas Goud (TRS)|
|• MP||Jithender Reddy (TRS)|
|• Total||18,432 km2 (7,117 sq mi)|
|Elevation||498 m (1,634 ft)|
|• Density||167/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Sex ratio||0.973 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mahbubnagar|
|Planning agency||Mahbubnagar Municipal Corporation|
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.
At the 2011 census, 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.
Mahabubnagar has bus services by state owned TSRTC to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gulbarga, 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).
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 three stations in Mahabubnagar: Mahabubnagar Main Station, Mahabubnagar Town Station and Yenugonda Station.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the nearest airport (approx. 65–70 km).
- Burgula Ramakrishna Rao – first elected Chief Minister of Hyderabad State
- Suravaram Pratap Reddy - freedom fighter and writer
- Pramod Mahajan – politician
- Jaipal Reddy – politician
- Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu – writer and journalist
- Goreti Venkanna – writer and singer
- Nagam Janardhan Reddy – politician
- Revanth Reddy – politician
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