Nalgonda district

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Nalgonda district
District of Telangana
Country India
State Telangana
Administrative division Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda
Headquarters Nalgonda
Tehsils 31
Government
 • District collector Gaurav Uppal
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Gutha sukhender Reddy
 • Assembly seats 6 assembly seats
Area
 • Total 2,449.79 km2 (945.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,631,399
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 65.05
Vehicle registration TS - 05 [1]
Major highways NH-65, NH-561, SH-2
Average annual precipitation

NORMAL RAINFALL 751.0 mm AVERAGE RAINFALL

670.2 mm mm
Website [nalgonda.nic.in/ Official website]
Nalgonda District Revenue divisions

Nalgonda district is a district in the Telangana state of India. It has a population of 3,483,648 of which 13.32% is urban as of 2011.[2] .The district shares boundaries with Suryapet district, Rangareddy, Yadadri, Nagarkurnool districts and with State Boundary Andhra Pradesh

Etymology[edit]

Nalgonda is derived from two Telugu words Nalla (Black) & Konda (Hills) i.e. Black Hills.[3]

History[edit]

Nalgonda was earlier referred to as Neelagiri, the name given by some Rajput rulers and the name was changed to Nallagonda only after its conquest by Allauddin Bahaman Shah, a Bahamani king.

Goddess Deity relief near Nagarjunakonda
Lateef Saheb Darga at Nalgonda

The district has a major role in Telangana Rebellion

Geography[edit]

The district is spread over an area of 2,449.79 square kilometres (945.87 sq mi).[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,631,399.[4]

The Krishna River, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi River, Halia River and Paleru flow through the Nalgonda district. The district is much affected by high fluorine content in water.

Economy[edit]

Pochampally fancy silk saris

In 2006 the Indian government named Nalgonda one of the country's 250 poorest districts (out of a total of 640).[5] It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[5]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into three revenue divisions of Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda. These are sub-divided into 31 mandals and has 565 villages.[4] Gaurav Uppal is the present collector of the district.[6]

Mandals[edit]

The below table categorizes 31 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:

# Nalgonda Division Miryalaguda Division Devarakonda Division
1 Chandur Dameracherla Chandampet
2 Chityal Miryalaguda Chintapally
3 Kanagal Vemulapally Devarakonda
4 Kattangur Haaliya Gundlapally
5 Gurrampode Nidamanur Gurrampood
6 Munugode Peddavoora Konda Mallepally
7 Nakrekal Tripuraram Nampally
8 Nalgonda Madugulapally Marriguda
9 Narayanapur Thirumalagiri (Sagar) Pedda Adiserla Pally
10 Narketpally Adavi Devulapally Neredu Gomma
11 Shaligowraram
12 Thipparthy
13 Kethepally
TSRTC Busbay at Nalgonda

Notable personalities[edit]

Tollywood actors Kanta Rao, Prabhakar Reddy, Venu Madhav, Uttej and lyricist Suddala Ashok Teja and noted film Telugu film directors N.Shankar are from Nalgonda district.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sakshipost.com/telangana/2016/10/13/vehicle-registration-codes-for-new-districts-in-telangana
  2. ^ "Census GIS India". Censusindiamaps.net. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Nalgonda travel guide". World66.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  4. ^ a b c "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 

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