Location of Mahabubnagar district in Telangana
|• District collector||Ronald Rose|
|• Total||4,185.97 km2 (1,616.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
Mahabubnagar district is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. Mahabubnagar is the district headquarters which is popularly known as palamoor..The district shares boundaries with Vikarabad, Rangareddy, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy and Jogulamba Gadwal districts and with Karnataka state.This district was formed during the period of the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad State - Nawab Mir Mahbub Ali Khan and hence named after him.
Mahabubnagar was formerly known as "Palamoor". The name was changed to Mahabubnagar 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 Mahabubnagar 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).
The oldest terracotta style Jain temple is in Alvanpalli town of Mahabubnagar district. This temple was built between 7th and 8th century. This temple is one of the two such structures in India other built during Gupta period is located at Bhitargaon under Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. The temple was around 18th century, since no efforts were being made to conserve it the rare structure the sculptures of Mahavira, Parsvanatha and few other historical importance had been moved to a local museum in Pillalamarri and some to the State Museum in the city.
In 2006 the Indian government named Mahabubnagar 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).
- Suravaram Pratapareddy – social historian
- Burgula Ramakrishna Rao – former Chief Minister of Hyderabad State
- D. Vittal Rao – politician
- Raja Bahadur Venkatarama Reddy - kotwal
- S. Jaipal Reddy – politician
- Nagam Janardhan Reddy – politician
- Goreti Venkanna – singer
- Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu – writer and journalist
Mahabubnagar 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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