Paddy fields in Medak
Location of Medak district in Telangana
|• District collector||Sri Dharma Reddy|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Medak district is a district located in the Indian state of Telangana. Medak is the district headquarters. The district shares boundaries with Sangareddy, Kamareddy, Siddipet and Medchal districts.
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 spread over an area of 2,740.89 square kilometres (1,058.26 sq mi).
In 2006 the Indian government named Medak one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
The district is divided into three revenue divisions of Medak, Narsapur and Tupran. These are sub-divided into sixteen mandals and has 381 villages. Dharma Reddy is the present collector of the district.
|S.No.||Medak revenue division||Narsapur revenue division||Tupran revenue division|
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