Location of Adilabad district in Telangana
|• District collector||Sree Deva Sena|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||3|
|• Total||4,153 km2 (1,603 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
The Adilabad district is located in the northern region of Telangana, India. It is known as the gateway district to South and Central India. The city of Adilabad is the headquarters of the Adilabad district.
Historically, Adilabad was known as Edlabad during the rule of Qutub Shahis.
The heavily forested Godavari basin was inhabited during the Mesolithic and Paleolithic periods. Excavations have taken place in the surrounding areas of Luxettipet, Komaram Bheem, Boath, Bhainsa, and Nirmal.
The Adilabad district is located in the Telangana state of India. It is bordered to the north by the Yavatmal district, to the northeast by the Chandrapur district, to the east by the Komaram Bheem district, to the southeast by the Mancherial district, to the south by the Nirmal district, and to the west by the Nanded district of the Maharashtra state. It occupies an area of 4,153 square kilometres (1,603 sq mi).
At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 59.36% of the population in the district spoke Telugu, 13.61% Marathi, 9.18% Urdu, 9.62% Gondi, 4.82% Hindi, 1.43% Kolami, 0.69% Bengali and 0.51% Koya as their first language.
Badankurti village in Khanapur Mandal of the 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 was probably related to early Buddhist times, as a pair of carved feet near a mound were found.Islam is also a major religion of adilabad district 
In 2006, the Indian government named Adilabad as one of the 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640) in the country. It is one of the districts in the state of Telangana, currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
|S.No.||Adilabad revenue division||Utnoor revenue division|
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