|District of Telangana|
|• District collector||Ronald Rose|
|• Total||4,185.97 km2 (1,616.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
Mahbubnagar district (formerly Palamoor district) is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. Mahbubnagar is the district headquarters of the district. This district was given the name of the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad – Mir Mahbub Ali Khan.
Mahbubnagar was formerly known as "Rukmammapet", "Palamoor". The name was changed to Mahbubnagar on 4 December 1890, in honour of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869–1911 AD). During the Nizam era, the people of this area used to sell milk, so it was named as "Palamoor".
The area that forms current Mahbubnagar district has held historic significance. The region was at the core of the Satavahana dynasty from 221 BC to 218 AD, and also a large part of the Chalukya dynasty from the 5th to the 11th century AD. The region was later part of the Kingdom of Golkonda (c. 1364 – 1512 AD), with its capital city Golkonda located near Hyderabad.
Mahabubnagar district is spread over an area of 4,037.00 square kilometres (1,558.69 sq mi).
In 2006 the Indian government named Mahbubnagar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of 640 total). It is one of the 9 districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
- Burgula Ramakrishna Rao – former Chief Minister of Hyderabad State
- Suravaram Pratapareddy – social historian
- Dr.Kapilavai Lingamurthy, Telugu Poet, Nagarkurnool.
- Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu – writer and journalist
- D. Vittal Rao – politician
- S. Jaipal Reddy – politician
- Goreti Venkanna – singer
- Raja Bahadur Venkatarama Reddy - kotwal
Mahbubnagar district falls under the jurisdiction of Osmania University and Palamuru University. The district has many government and private medical college ,junior, undergraduate and graduate colleges.
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- "Mahabubnagar-NIC". mahabubnagar.nic.in.
- "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- "Palamuru University". palamuruuniversity.ac.in.
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