Medak district

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Medak district
మెదక్ జిల్లా
میدک ضلع
District of Telangana
Country India
State Telangana
Tehsils 16
 • District collector Bharathi Hollikeri
 • Total 2,740.89 km2 (1,058.26 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 767,428
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Vehicle registration TS–35[1]
Medak District Revenue divisions

Medak district is a district located in the Indian state of Telangana. Medak is the district headquarters.[2]


Traces of Neolithic and Megalithic culture was found at Edithanur and Wargal[3] village hillocks in the district. Rock paintings were found at Edithanur boulders[4] and Hastallapur rocks.[5]

Nizam state[edit]

In 20th century Medak district was a part of Nizam princely State before independence and merged into Hyderabad State in Independent India and presently a district of Telangana. Qutub Shahis named it as Gulshanabad which means "city of gardens" due to its luscious greenery. The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[6]


The district is spread over an area of 2,740.89 square kilometres (1,058.26 sq mi).[7]


As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 767,428.[7]


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

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into two revenue divisions of Medak, Narsapur and Tupran. These are sub-divided into sixteen mandals and has 381 villages.[7] Bharathi Hollikeri is the present collector of the district.[9]


The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[10]

S.No. Medak revenue division Narsapur revenue division Tupran revenue division
1 Medak Narsapur Ramayampeta
2 Havelighanpur Sivampeta Nizampeta
3 Papannapeta Koudipalli Eldurthi
4 Sankarampeta Kulcharam Chegunta
5 Tekmal Chilpched Narsingi
6 Alladurg Tupran
7 Regodu Manoharabad


  1. ^ "Telangana New Districts Names 2016 Pdf TS 31 Districts List". 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Medak District. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  3. ^ Comprehensive History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh: Pre- and protohistoric ... - Google Books. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  4. ^ v ramchandra rao. "Prehistoric rock art near Hyderabad, India". Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  5. ^ During the era of Qutub Shahis this was named as Gulshanabad due to its vegetation and gardens. later it was again changed to Medak district.
  6. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  7. ^ a b c "New districts". Andhra 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily - Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 

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