Mahbubnagar district

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Mahbubnagar District
మహబూబ్ నగర్ జిల్లా,محبوب نگر ضلع
District of Telangana[1]
Sangameshwar temple at Alampur
Sangameshwar temple at Alampur
Nickname(s): 'Rukmammapet'
Location in Telangana, India  (Officially from 2 June 2014)
Location in Telangana, India
(Officially from 2 June 2014)
Country  India
State Telangana
Headquarters Mahbubnagar
 • Total 18,432 km2 (7,117 sq mi)
Elevation 498 m (1,634 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,053,028
 • Density 167/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TS-06[2]
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Sex ratio 0.973 /
Climate Semi-arid (Köppen)
Precipitation 803 millimetres (31.6 in)
Avg. annual temperature 35.0 °C (95.0 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 40.9 °C (105.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 25.0 °C (77.0 °F)

Mahbubnagar (formerly Palamoor), is a district in the state of Telangana in India. Mahbubnagar is the district headquarters of the district.[3]


Mahbubnagar was formerly known as "Rukmammapet", "Palamoor".[4] 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.

In 1518 it came under control of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which reigned until 1687. The region was then a part of Hyderabad State, ruled by the Asaf Jahi dynasty, from 1724 to 1948. Mahbubnagar was most likely an historically Buddhist area, as many historic temples were destroyed by the Asaf Jahi rulers. There are no Buddhist temples remaining, however.[citation needed]

Mahbubnagar district became independent along with Hyderabad and joined the democratic state of India on 18 September 1948.

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor (known for naxal influence).[5]


Mahbubnagar district occupies 18,432 square kilometres (7,117 sq mi),[6] an area equivalent to Japan's Shikoku Island.[7] The district is located at 16°73' N and 77°98' E.


In 2006 the Indian government named Mahbubnagar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of 640 total).[8] It is one of the 9 districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[8]

Koilsagar project
Kollapur palace
Many Pre Historic sites of Mid Krishna-Tungabhadra Valley are present in Mahbubnagar district

Household indicators[edit]

From 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences interviewed 1186 households in 45 villages across the district.[9] They found that 89.9% had access to electricity, 98.8% had access to drinking water, 21.2% had access to toilet facilities and 50.7% lived in a pucca (permanent) home.[9] 47% of girls wed before the legal age of 18[10] and 95% of interviewees carried a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card.[9]


Religions in Palamooru district
Religion Percentage

According to the 2011 census Mahbubnagar district has a population of 4,042,191, roughly equal to that of Liberia or the US state of Oregon. This gives it a ranking of 55th most populous in India (out of 640).[11][12] The district has a population density of 219 inhabitants per square kilometre (570/sq mi).[13] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 15.03%. Mahbubnagar has a sex ratio of 975 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 56.06%.[12]

The primary languages spoken in the district are Telugu, Urdu, and Hindi.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Revenue divisions map of Mahbubnagar district
Mahbubnagar district mandals outline map

The district is divided into five Revenue divisions. They are Gadwal, Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Narayanpet and Wanaparthy. These divisions are sub-divided into 64 mandals which has 1537 villages, 18 towns and 2 urban agglomerations. These 18 towns include, 4 statutory (3 municipalities and 1 nagar panchayat) and 14 census towns. The 3 municipalities in the district are Mahbubnagar, Gadwal and Wanaparthy. The only nagar panchayat is Narayanpet and the 14 census towns are, Achampet, Atmakur, Badepalle, Boyapalle, Chinnachintakunta, Farooqnagar, Jadcherla, Kalwakurthy, Kothakota, Kothur, Nagarkurnool, Tangapur, Vatwarlapalle, Yenugonda.[14]


Mahbubnagar district has 14 assembly constituencies and two parliamentary constituencies.


Religious worships[edit]

Mahbubnagr District has many important temples, such as, dargas and churches. The most notable are, Umamaheswaram, Manyamkonda etc.

Notable personalities[edit]


Mahbubnagar district falls under the jurisdiction of Osmania University and Palamuru University.[15] The district has many government and private junior, undergraduate and graduate colleges.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Notification" (PDF). The Gazette of India. Government of India. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official website of Mahabubnagar district". National Informatics center. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mahabubnagar-NIC". 
  5. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  6. ^ 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, Government of India. pp. 1111–1112. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  7. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 18 February 1998. Retrieved 11 October 2011. Shikoku 18,545km2 
  8. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  9. ^ 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 3 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "How Do I? : Obtain Marriage Certificate". National Portal Content Management Team, National Informatics Centre. 2005. Retrieved 3 October 2011. To be eligible for marriage, the minimum age limit is 21 for males and 18 for females. 
  11. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est. 
  12. ^ a b "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Oregon 3,831,074 
  14. ^ "District Census Handbook - Mahabubnagar" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 12–13, 44. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "Palamuru University". 

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