Karimnagar district

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Karimnagar district
కరీంనగర్ జిల్లా
District of Telangana
View of Manair reservoir, Karimnagar
View of Manair reservoir, Karimnagar
Nickname(s): Kannaram
Karimanagar District's location within Telangana, India
Karimanagar District's location within Telangana, India
Country  India
State Telangana
Named for Syed Kareemullah Shah Saheb Quadri
Capital Karimnagar
 • Body Zilla Parishad
 • ZP Chairperson Tula Uma
 • Total 11,823 km2 (4,565 sq mi)
Area rank 6th (in state)
Population (2011)
 • Total 38,11,738
 • Density 322/km2 (830/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 505 xxx
Telephone code 91-878-XXXX
Vehicle registration TS–02[1]
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 603 millimetres (23.7 in)
Avg. annual temperature 21.0 °C (69.8 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 50.9 °C (123.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 23.5 °C (74.3 °F)
Website karimnagar.nic.in

Karimnagar district is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. It is located on the banks of Godavari river. The city of Karimnagar is the district headquarters. The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[2]


Karimnagar was originally called Elagandala.[3] Later Kannada kingdoms such as Western Chalukyas ruled it. It was part of the great Satavahana Empire. Later, Nizams changed the name to Karimnagar, derived from the name of Syed Karimullah Shah Saheb Quiladar.


Karimnagar district occupies an area of 11,823 square kilometres (4,565 sq mi),[4] comparatively equivalent to the Philippines' Panay Island.[5] It borders Adilabad District in the north, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the northeast, Warangal District in the south, Medak District in the southwest and Nizamabad District in the west.


In 2006, the Indian government named Karminagar as one of the country's 250 most impoverished districts (out of 640).[6] It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[6]


According to the 2011 census Karimnagar district has a population of 3,811,738,[7] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[8] or the US state of Oregon.[9] This gives it a ranking of 67th in India (out of 640).[7] The district has a population density of 322 inhabitants per square kilometre (830/sq mi).[7] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 9.16%.[7] Karimnagar has a sex ratio of 1009 females for every 1000 males,[7] and a literacy rate of 64.87%.[7]

Religions in Karimnagar district
Religion Percentage

Household indicators

In 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) interviewed 1005 households in 40 villages across the district.[10] The IIPS found that 92.8% had access to electricity, 94.9% to drinking water, 36.9% to toilet facilities, and 16.8% lived in a pucca (permanent) home.[10] 24.8% of girls wed before the legal age of 18[11] and 79.1% of interviewees carried a BPL card.[10]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Revenue divisions map of Karimnagar district
Karimnagar district mandals outline map

The district is divided into five revenue divisions of Jagtial, Karimnagar, Manthani, Peddapalli and Sircilla.[12] These are sub-divided into 57 mandals, which are in turn divided as 1079 villages and 13 towns. These towns include, 2 municipal corporations, 5 municipalities and 7 census towns. Karimnagar, Ramagundam are the two municipal corporations and the 5 municipalities are Jagtial, Korutla, Metpally and Sircilla in the district. The nagar panchayats include Huzurabad, Vemulavada, Jammikunta, Peddapalli, Husnabad.[12] While, the census towns are Chennur, Devapur, Ichoda, Kasipet, Kyathampalle, Luxettipet, Naspur, Teegalapahad, Tallapalle, Thimmapur, Singapur.[13][14]


The below table categorizes 57 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[13][14]

S.No. Jagtial Karimnagar Manthani Peddapalle Sircilla
1 Dharmapuri Bejjanki Kamanpur Dharmaram Boinpalle
2 Gollapalle Bheemadevarpalle Kataram Elgaid Chandurthi
3 Ibrahimpatnam Chigurumamidi Mahadevpur Julapalle Ellanthakunta
4 Jagtial Choppadandi Manthani Odela Gambhiraopet
5 Kodimial Elkathurthy Mutharam (Mahadevpur) Peddapalle Konaraopeta
6 Koratla Gangadhara Malharrao
(Headquarters at Tadicherla)
Ramagundam Mustabad
7 Mallapur Husnabad Mutharam (Manthani) Srirampur Sircilla
8 Kathlapur Huzurabad Sultanabad Vemulawada
9 Mallial Jammikunta Velgatoor Yellareddipet
10 Medipalle Kamalapur
11 Metpalle Karimnagar
12 Pegadapalle Koheda
13 Raikal Manakondur
14 Sarangapur Ramadugu
15 Saidapur
16 Shankarapatnam
17 Thimmapur
(LMD colony)
18 Veenavanka


Kurikyal, Vemulavada, Nagnoor are some important Jain Heritage sites

The district is also home to many heritage destinations such as Nagunur Fort, Dhulikatta, Elgandal fort, Molanguru Fort, Ramagiri Killa etc.[15] The waters of lower Manair Dam is a spectacle to behold. Karimnagar is a resource rich district. There are many religious places of importance. Some of them include Raja Rajeshwara temple of Vemulawada, Lord Narasimha temple in Dharmapuri. Hanuman temple in Kondagattu, Lord Shiva temple in Kaleshwaram etc.


NTPC Ramagundam,Karimnagar.

Economy of Karimnagar district is mainly dependent on agriculture and its allied industries such as rice mills, saw, oil, other grain mills, animal husbandry, seed and other processing mills etc. Other important small sector industries include manufacture of paper, tiles, stone dressing and crushing, cement concrete pipes etc. Silver filigree work is also famous in Karimnagar city and provide livelihood to a lot of artisans. The major industries in the district are Food Corporation of India, National Thermal Power Corporation, Singareni Collieries at Godavarikhani, Kesoram Cement Factory at Basantnagar etc.


NTPC Ramagundam

NTPC Ramagundam, a part of National Thermal Power Corporation, is a 2600 MW Power station situated at Ramagundam in the state of Telangana, India. It is the current largest power station in South India. It is the first ISO 14001 certified "Super Thermal Power Station" in India.[16]

Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL)

The company's accredited function is to explore and exploit the coal deposits in the Godavari valley coalfield, which is the only repository of coal in South India. Mining activities of SCCL are presently spread over four districts of Andhra Pradesh Viz. Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam and Warangal.[17]

Kesoram Cement Factory

Kesoram Cement is one of the Birla group of companies.It was inaugurated in 1967. The plant is one of the biggest in south India and can produce cement with a capacity of 2500 metric tones per day.[18] The technical objectives of the company are to develop indigenous technology and integrate foreign technology wherever necessary.

Granite Industry[edit]

Karimnagar district is known for its popular Tan Brown and Maple Red variety of granite. In Karimnagar district, there are over 600 stone quarries spread over several mandals such as Karimnagar, Manakondur, Mallial, Kesavapatnam etc.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook – Adilabad" (PDF). Census of India. p. 9. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Andhra Pradesh: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1111–1112. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  5. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. Panay 12,011 
  6. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  8. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est. 
  9. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Oregon 3,831,074 
  10. ^ a b c "District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08: India. Andhra Prades" (PDF). International Institute for Population Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  11. ^ "How Do I? : Obtain Marriage Certificate". National Portal Content Management Team, National Informatics Centre. 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-03. To be eligible for marriage, the minimum age limit is 21 for males and 18 for females. 
  12. ^ a b "Revenue Divisions and Mandals". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "District Census Handbook – Karimnagar" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 12,14,38,44. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Village Directory". Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Karimnagar Tourist Places". Telangana State Information, History, Tourism, News, Govt Jobs & Results. 
  16. ^ NATIOINAL THERMAL POWER CORPORATION Ltd(NTPC)Ramagundam,Karimnagar. Karimnagar.nic.in (17 January 2012).
  17. ^ SINGARENI COLLORIES,Ramagundam,Karimnagar. Karimnagar.nic.in (17 January 2012).
  18. ^ Kesoram Cement Factory,Basantnagar,Karimnagar. Karimnagar.nic.in (17 January 2012).
  19. ^ http://www.indianembassy.org/PV/pv.pdf

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Coordinates: 18°26′13″N 79°07′27″E / 18.43694°N 79.124167°E / 18.43694; 79.124167