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Mahabubabad
మహబూబాబాద్
Manukota
Town
Mahabubabad Railway Station (renovation January 2008)
Mahabubabad Railway Station (renovation January 2008)
Nickname(s): Village of Fortress with Trees
Mahabubabad is located in Telangana
Mahabubabad
Mahabubabad
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°37′00″N 80°01′00″E / 17.6167°N 80.0167°E / 17.6167; 80.0167Coordinates: 17°37′00″N 80°01′00″E / 17.6167°N 80.0167°E / 17.6167; 80.0167
Country  India
State Telangana
Region Telangana
District Warangal
Government
 • Special Officer (Interim) Special Officer (Interim, Commissioner elections are over due)
 • Member of Parliament Prof.Seetharam NaikTelangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Banoth Shankar Naik Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
Area[1]
 • Total 44.99 km2 (17.37 sq mi)
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 42,851
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 506 101,506102
Telephone code 08719
Vehicle registration TS–03
Lok Sabha constituency Mahabubabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mahabubabad

Mahabubabad is a town in Warangal district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is on the west bank of the Munneru, which is one of the tributaries of the River Krishna.


History[edit]

Manukota comes from Mranukota. In Telugu the meaning of 'Mranu' is 'tree' and that of 'Kota' is 'fort'. In English it translates as 'fort made of trees'. In earlier days Manukota used to be covered with plenty of trees like a fort. Later it happened to spell as Manukota.

Mahabubabad derived its name from one of its past rulers, Mahabub who is one of the officials, of H'ble Nizam. Before Independence, he once arrived at Manukota where he stayed outside the town in a place which is called Shikarkhana. The name of Manukota by the passage of the time, hence changed to Mahabubabad.

Weather[edit]

Climate[edit]

Mahabubabad
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [1]

Mahbubabad has a semi-tropical climate, where the people and its surroundings are pleasant and enjoyable. During summers, the temperatures soar to more than 48 °C. In winters, temperatures range between 12 °C and 27 °C, which is pleasant. Mahbubabad receives the North-East and the South-West monsoon, from June to September, and from October to November respectively. Mainly relies on the monsoons and rainfall. Details of the weather are available at [2]

Demographics[edit]

The population of Mahabubabad is around 42,851 according to 2011 census reports. The male population is 20,716 (48.3%) and the female is 22,135 (51.6%). The female-to-male ratio is 963:1000, which is above the national average 944:1000. The literacy rate is 72.8%, more than national average 64.8%. Male literacy is 76.34%, which is more than national average of 75.3%, and female literacy rate is 54.7%, more than national average 53.7%. Once it was the biggest revenue division in Telangana state, even bigger than Hanamkonda village. Later it was divided into two divisions.

The languages spoken are Telugu as the main language (100%), and then Hindi (40%), and few people can speak Urdu (7%). Educated people can speak English (45%). Telugu and English are used in official communications and media of instructions.

The majority of the villages and the hamlets including the city are the habitats of Scheduled Tribes (75%). The tribal community is Lambadi. Thus the majority of people of the city will communicate in the special tribal language, Lambadi or Banjara (60%). This language is one among the officially recognised dialects by the government of India. This language has no script and is sustained on spoken words.

Government and politics[edit]

Civic administration

Mahabubabad Municipality was constituted in 2011 and is classified as a second grade municipality. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 44.99 km2 (17.37 sq mi).[1]

Politics[edit]

Mahabubabad has one seat for state Assembly constituency. Banoth Shankar Naik Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly in the 2014 general elections. It has a village secretariat headed by Sarpanch. The R.D.O. and M.R.O. look after the revenue administration. The Mahabubabad though has Major Gram panchayath status, but it has to be upgraded to municipality long back. Earlier Hanamkonda and Warangal were two Lok Sabha Constituencies in the same area, but recently the Election Commission of India based on the population census has shifted Warangal Lok Sabha Constituency to Mahabubabad.


Transport[edit]

Mahabubabad is well connected with road and rail routes to every other place of the state and the nation.

Roadways[edit]

Busy center and bus stop at railway station, looking toward Bus Stand Road

Mahabubabad has a bus depot of APSRTC with 100-bus capacity. It has many services for the needs of the citizens. It falls on the main route of Warangal-Bhadrachalam. Nearly 20,000 people go from here daily through the bus facilities. In addition, apart from the main bus stand, to meet the needs of the passengers there are Kuravi bus stand, Thorruur bus stand, Pusalapalli bus stop, and many seven-seat autorickshaws and Commander Jeeps connecting the nearby villages.

Railways[edit]

Mahabubabad has one of the busiest railway stations in the Kazipet-Vijayawada route. Nearly as many as 4000 passengers travel through this system daily. People here will prefer rail route than to bus route to reach distant destinations. The Mahabubabad railway station had been graded as 'B1-Category Railway Station' by the South Central Railway from 2004.

Platforms of Mahabubabad Railway Station, under renovation during January 2008

Media[edit]

Mahabubabad has print and entertainment media. There is also Citi Cable, a local entertainment channel.

Print media[edit]

Leading news papers, viz. NamastheTelangana, Sakshi, Eenadu, Vaartha, Andhra Jyothi, Prajasakti, Andhra Bhoomi, The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, and Times Of India are available. Sirachukka is the local tabloid circulated weekly. The leading Telugu newspapers have their regional centres here for updating the news. Weekly and bi-weekly magazines, viz. Swathi, Competition Success Review, Civil Services Chronicle etc., are available.

Location[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Retrieved 28 June 2016.