Adilabad district

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Adilabad district
ఆదిలాబాద్ జిల్లా
عادل آباد ضلع
District of Telangana
Country India
State Telangana
Headquarters Adilabad
Tehsils 18
 • District collector Buddha Prakash
 • Total 4,153 km2 (1,603 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 708,972
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Vehicle registration TS–01[1]
Website Official website
Adilabad District Revenue divisions map

Adilabad district is a district located in the northern region of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the gateway district to the South India.[2] Adilabad is the administrative seat of the district. The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[3]

Epigraphical Records[edit]

There are a handful of Telugu inscriptions found in Adilabad District during Kakatiya rule.[4]


The original name of the Adilabad was Edlabad during the rule of Qutub Shahis.[5]

The dense forests and river Godavari basin of Adilabad district[6] flourished as pre-historic settlements related to Stone Age, Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures. Explorations and excavations at the surrounding areas of Luxettipet, Asifabad, Boath, Bhainsa and Nirmal yielded pre- and proto-historic remnants.[7]

Due to the districts re-organisation in October 2016, the district was carved out to form three new districts of Asifabad district, Mancherial district and Nirmal district.[2]


Adilabad district occupies an area of 4,153 square kilometres (1,603 sq mi).[8] Adilabad is bounded on the North by Yavatmal district and on North East by Chandrapur district, both of Maharashtra state, on East by Asifabad district (aka. Komaram Bheem district), on South East by Mancherial district, on South by Nirmal district and on West by Nanded district of Maharashtra state.


As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 708,972.[8]


Badankurti[9] village in Khanapur mandal of Adilabad district was explored and remnants of a Buddhist monastery were found on a small island of Godavari river near Badankurthi. The town of Bhainsa, probably related to early Buddhist times, as a pair of carved feet near a mound[10] were found.


Different tribes in the district include, Adivasis, Gonds, Kolams, Pardhans and Thotties.[11]


In 2006, the Indian government named Adilabad as one of the 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640) in the country.[12] It is one of the districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[12]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district has two revenue divisions of Adilabad and Utnoor. These are sub-divided into 18 mandals.[8] Buddha Prakash is the present collector of the district.[13]


The below table categorises 52 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[14]

S.No. Adilabad revenue division Utnoor revenue division
1 Adilabad (urban) Indervelly
2 Adilabad (rural) Narnoor
3 Mavala Gadiguda
4 Gudihatnoor Utnoor
5 Bajahatnoor
6 Bela
7 Boadh
8 Jainath

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b "It's raining mandals in divided Adilabad". The Hindu. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Hyderabad State". 
  6. ^ "Indian Archaeology Journal 1974–75" (PDF). ASI. 
  7. ^ "State Archaeology of Andhra Pradesh" (PDF). State Archaeology and Museums of Andhra Pradesh. 
  8. ^ a b c "::Know Your District – Plan Your District::". Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Article about Buddhist Site at Badankurti". The Hindu. 
  10. ^ "A.P. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act" (PDF). aparchaeologymuseum. 
  11. ^ S. Harpal Singh. "Adivasi education is still a mirage in Adilabad". The Hindu. 
  12. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily – Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 

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