Ranga Reddy district

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Ranga Reddy district
రంగా రెడ్డి జిల్లా
District of Telangana
Rangareddy District Montage. Clockwise from Top Left: Shamirpet lake view, Ananthagiri Forests at Vikarabad, Keesaragutta Temple, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, Residential buildings in Miyapur.
Rangareddy District Montage. Clockwise from Top Left: Shamirpet lake view, Ananthagiri Forests at Vikarabad, Keesaragutta Temple, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, Residential buildings in Miyapur.
Location in Telangana, India
Location in Telangana, India
Country  India
State Telangana
Named for Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy
 • Total 7,493 km2 (2,893 sq mi)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 5,296,741
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 xxx
Telephone code 91-
Vehicle registration TS-07, TS-08[1]
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 603 millimetres (23.7 in)
Avg. annual temperature 26.0 °C (78.8 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 45.9 °C (114.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 23.5 °C (74.3 °F)
Website rangareddy.telangana.gov.in

Ranga Reddy District, formerly known as K. V. Ranga Reddy District and Hyderabad (Rural) District, is a district in the state of Telangana, India. It is the most populous of the ten districts of Telangana[2] with a population of 5,296,741. The district encircles the city and district of Hyderabad, and the city of Hyderabad also serves as the administrative center of the district. The district headquarters is Vikarabad. The district has 1055 villages grouped into 37 mandals.[3]


The district was formed in 1978 when it was split from Hyderabad district.[4][5] Originally named Hyderabad (Rural) district, it was renamed after Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy, a freedom fighter who fought for the independence of Telangana from the Nizams and who went on to become the deputy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.


Ranga Reddy District occupies an area of approximately 7,500 square kilometres (2,900 sq mi).[6]

A fresh water reservoir, called Osman Sagar, Himayath Sagar, on the river Musi at Gandipet is the prime drinking water source to the capital city of Hyderabad/Secunderabad.


In 2006 the Indian government named Ranga Reddy one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[7] It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[7]


Ranga Reddy has good access to banking with over 36 banks with branches in the district. Some of the banks are State Bank of India, Axis Bank and State Bank of Hyderabad. [8]


Assembly Constituencies[edit]

There are 14 assembly constituencies in Ranga Reddy district. They are Medchal, Malkajgiri, Qutbullapur, Kukatpally, Uppal, Ibrahimpatnam, L B Nagar, Maheshwaram, Rajendranagar, Serilingampally, Chevella, Pargi, Vikarabad and Tandur.


Mandals are third-level administrative areas in India, below states and districts. There are 37 mandals in Ranga Reddy district:


According to the 2011 census Ranga Reddy District has a population of 5,296,396,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Finland[9] or the US state of Minnesota.[10] This gives it a ranking of 17th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 707 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,830/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 48.15%.[2] Rangareddy has a sex ratio of 955 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 78.05%.[2]

Religions in Ranga Reddy district
Religion Percentage


  1. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ http://rangareddy.nic.in/DPEP/DATA/district%20profile.htm
  4. ^ Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Salient Features of Rangareddy District". Rangareddy District Official Website. Collectorate Rangareddy District. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Andhra Pradesh: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1111–1112. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Banks in Ranga Reddy". bankifsccodes.co.in. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  9. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Finland 5,259,250 July 2011 est. 
  10. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Minnesota 5,303,925 

External links[edit]

Note: Hyderabad district is completely surrounded by Ranga Reddy district.