Jagtial

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Jagtial
Town
Jagtial is located in Telangana
Jagtial
Jagtial
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°48′N 78°56′E / 18.8°N 78.93°E / 18.8; 78.93Coordinates: 18°48′N 78°56′E / 18.8°N 78.93°E / 18.8; 78.93
Country  India
State Telangana
District Jagtial
Region Deccan
Named for Named after Jack and Tal French Engineers
Government
 • Body Municipality
 • M.L.A T. Jeevan Reddy
 • M.P K. Kavitha
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd (in district)
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 505327
Telephone code 08724
Vehicle registration TS 21
Website www.jagtialmuncipality.in

Jagtial is a town and mandal in Jagtial district Telangana, India.[2]

Geography[edit]

Jagtial is located at 18°48′N 78°56′E / 18.8°N 78.93°E / 18.8; 78.93. It has an average elevation of 264 meters (866 feet).

Jagtial is famous for it's Khila (Fort). According to Archaeological Department officials, it was built during the reign of Nawab Ibrahim, a Governor in the Mughal dynasty. The fort has two wooden gates, which were lifted by using pulleys. This is the only star-shaped fort in the State with a moat (water body).

History says that there used to be a row of rooms for the storage of ammunition at this fort. Though a majority of structures of the fort have been destroyed over the years, the well is safe and provides water to locals in the region.Located about 50 km from the Karimnagar district headquarters, the fort stands as a testimony to the bravery of soldiers who fought here. This ancient and historic monumental structure, a special attraction of Jagtial town, is now in a state of neglect and the precious lands are on the verge of the encroachment. Though the Archaeology Department took measures to reconstruct the walls, their efforts proved to be inadequate.

Assistant Director (Archaeology) N. Mallikarjun Rao said that the then Nizam government had declared Jagtial Fort as a protected monument. He said that they had decided to construct a cannon gallery with the existing 43 cannons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "District Administration – Formation/Reorganization of District, Revenue Divisions and Mandals in Jagitial District – Final Notification - Orders – Issued" (PDF). Jagtial District. Retrieved 25 July 2017.