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మహబూబ్ నగర్ జిల్లా
|District of Telangana|
Sangameshwar temple at Alampur
Location in Telangana, India
(Officially from 2 June 2014)
|• Total||18,432 km2 (7,117 sq mi)|
|Elevation||498 m (1,634 ft)|
|• Density||167/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|• Official||Telugu, Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Sex ratio||0.973 ♂/♀|
|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 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.
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.
Mahbubnagar district became independent along with Hyderabad and joined the democratic state of India on 18 September 1948.
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).
From 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences interviewed 1186 households in 45 villages across the district. 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. 47% of girls wed before the legal age of 18 and 95% of interviewees carried a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card.
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). The district has a population density of 219 inhabitants per square kilometre (570/sq mi). 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%.
The primary languages spoken in the district are Telugu, Urdu, and Hindi.
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Mahbubnagr District has many important temples, dargas and churches:
- Alampur: Alampur is home to the Sri Sri Sri Jogulaamba temple, the fifth of the famous 18 Shakthi Peethas, and the Sri Bala Brahmeshwara Swamy (Lord Shiva) Temple.
- Umamaheswaram: Umamaheswaram is a famous Lord Shiva temple in Rangapur, Achampet. It is the northern gate of Srisailam.
- Manyamkonda: This is a Venkateswara Swami temple about 10 km. from Mahbubnagar town. It is also known as "Pedala (poor people) Tirupathi".
- Wanaparthy: The erstwhile King's Palace which stands at the center of the town now hosts the Krishna Devaraya Polytechnic College. Wanaparthy is a university town, being an educational and business center for the regional population.
- Sri Sadguru Avadhuth Narasimha Swami Math is located in Narayanpet.
- 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
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To be eligible for marriage, the minimum age limit is 21 for males and 18 for females.
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Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est.
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