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|• City||35.5 km2 (13.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||264 m (866 ft)|
|• City||117,167(metro above 2,00,000)|
|• Rank||9th (in state)|
|• Official||Telugu, Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Adilabad|
Adilabad was ruled by many dynasties like the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Qutub Shahis & Asaf Jahis. Adilabad derives its name from the erstwhile ruler of Bijapur, Yusuf Adil Shah. It is the northernmost district of Nizam state (Asaf Jahi dynasty) founded by Nizam-ul-Mulk in the Deccan region. Major local cultures include Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Malayali, Rajasthani and Gujarati. The original name of Adilabad was Edlabad during the rule of Qutub Shahis.
Though most of the population of Adilabad was still of Gond, Urdu and Marathi origin before 1956, the region became a part of the Telugu linguistic state. Since 1956, Telugu gained prominence and replaced Gondi, Kannada, Marathi and Urdu entirely.
Adilabad has an average elevation of 264 metres (866 feet). Kuntala Waterfall, Sahyadri mountains, rivers like the Godavari, Penaganga, Pranahitha, etc. The district shares its boundaries with Nizamabad and Karimnagar districts of Telangana to the south and with Nanded, Yavatmal, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts of Maharashtra on the West, North and East respectively.
As of 2011[update] India census, Adilabad had a population of 117,167. Males constitute 59,448, females are 57,719 and 12,993 of the population are under the age group of 0–6 years. It has an average literacy rate of 43.45% with 45,259 literates. The urban agglomeration population of the city stands at 139383. It includes the population figures of its constituent census town, Dasnapur as 22,216.
- Kuntala Waterfall
- Pochera Falls
- Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary
- Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kerameri Ghat roads
- Komaram Bheem
- Samala Sadasiva (Sahitya Akademi Awards)
- Ravindra Kumar Sharma (Historian, Artist, Teacher)
- Thakur Anoop Singh (Actor)
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