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Nickname(s): Mango city of Telangana
Jagtial is located in Telangana
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 King Jagaddevudu of Polasa
 • Body Municipality
 • M.L.A T. Jeevan Reddy
 • M.P K. Kavitha
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd (in disctrict)
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 96,470
 • Rank 3rd (in district) 12th (in telangana state)
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 505327
Telephone code 08724
Vehicle registration TS 02
Website www.jagtialmuncipality.in

Jagtial is a one of the district in Telangana, India.

There are widespread reports of the name of this place, one excerpts from historians states that from 1110 to 1116 CE a warrior named Jaggaddevudu who reigned Polasa as his capital. After winning 21 battles in the surrounding areas and is instrumental in establishing several new villages, Has built a temple 6km south of Polasa in his remembrance which is known as Jaggadevalayam which is in the present day Jagitial and eventually became the name of the place.

There is a Fort in Jagitial which is Designed by two French engineers Mr. Jack and Mr. Tal in 1747 CE. It was built during the reign of Nawab Ibrahim, a Governor in the Mughal dynasty. This is the only star shaped fort in the State with a moat with, The fort is surrounded by deep trenches filled with water from Kandlapalli lake. There are number of rooms for storing arms and ammunition. This fort used to be revenue center until 18 century with over 200 guards. Back then Jagitial had 516 houses with a total population of 2,812 pupil.

There is a Clock tower in the center of city which is built by the then Aristocrat of Jagitial Juvvadi Dharmajalapati Rao on the occasion of Silver jubilee celebrations of seventh nawab of Telangana state Mir Osman ali khan in 1937. Dharmajalapati has also built a Gadi/Castle which has stark resemblance to the Castle of Calgal with Large towers on either side and thick columns with steps to the top floor where duvvam talukdars used to reside. The Castle is still Intact.[2]

A Tower Circle.
Tower circle in jagtial.


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).

Telangana, Urdu, Hindi, and English are widely spoken languages in Jagtial.


As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 96,470. The average literacy rate stands at 78.61% with 67,931 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.[3]


The economy of Jagtial is purely based on commercial and retail consumer business. The town is considered to be a shopping hub for the surrounding towns and for North Telangana and a majority of the trading community conduct business related to groceries, clothing, pharmaceuticals, iron and hardware.In case of industrial imports,the town should import from Jammikunta,which is the only industrial city in the district.

Farmers from the surrounding villages sell their crop harvest and vegetables products in the Jagityal market.



Jagtial have state operated TSRTC bus depot with more than 150 buses for public transport. It is well connected by road network. This is major division in Karimnagar district. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from Jagtial to Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Warangal, [[Mumbai-Borivali.]Bheewandi-Maharastra.], Hyderabad, Bhadrachalam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Bengaluru, Pamur and private Buses runs From Jagtial to Mumbai(Worli)etc. National Highway 63 passing through the town. Local transportation is autorickshaws. New highway Jagital-Warangal-Khammam-Kodad 4lane road has been sanctioned


Railway station location is Lingampet Village of Jagtial Mandal.It is Located on Peddapalli-Nizamabad Railway section

A daily passenger pushpull DMU train(LPJL-SRUR) is run by SC railways to from Jagtial to Sirpur Kaghaznagar began on 26 December 2007. This link goes via., Maliyala,Gangadhara,Kothapally halt, Karimnagar , Peddapalli , Ramagundam, Mancherial, Bellampalli, and Sirpur Kaghaznagar.

The proposed Peddapalli-Karimnagar-Jagtial-Nizamabad railway line will connect two major south-north trunk rail way lines (Kazipet-Nagpur) and (Secunderabad-Purna-Akola-Khandwa railway lines).

There is a demand for special Train extension upto Jagtial raiway station which is already running bi-weekly from Tirupathi to Karimnagar.


Jagtial is the center of higher-education for several neighbouring villages. There are Intermediate, Degree, Engineering, Medical, and Literature Colleges.

Jagtial is the hub of Campuses like Acharya Jayashankar Agricultural University, Agril. College, Agril. Polytechnic College, National Academy of Construction(NAC). The Regional Agricultural Research Station established on December 2 1980 in a sprawling 150 acre campus located in nearby village Polasa (5km from Jagtial) serves as a nerve center for farmers in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad.

Jagitial is also home for Technical education with Campuses like Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) in Kondagattu village around 19km from Jagtial which is also popular for its Hanuman temple.


Jagitial is home for many acclaimed writers like Jaisetti Ramanayya who wrote two books Temples of South India and The Chalukyan and Kakatiya temples, which bought him accolades in the national level. Over 50 leading journals have published his articles.


  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014.  line feed character in |publisher= at position 5 (help)
  2. ^ "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 

Talkies In Jagtial