Ranga Reddy district

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Ranga Reddy District
District of Telangana
Rangareddy District Montage. Clockwise from Top Left:  Lord Venkatehwara temple at Chevella, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, Residential buildings in Miyapur.
Rangareddy District Montage. Clockwise from Top Left: Lord Venkatehwara temple at Chevella, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, Residential buildings in Miyapur.
Location in Telangana, India
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°18′N 78°06′E / 17.3°N 78.1°E / 17.3; 78.1Coordinates: 17°18′N 78°06′E / 17.3°N 78.1°E / 17.3; 78.1
Country  India
State Telangana
Headquarters Hyderabad
Founded 15 August 1978
Named for Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy
Government
 • Type Zilla Parishad (part), GHMC (part)
 • Body HMDA part
 • MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy
Area
 • Total 5,031 km2 (1,942 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,446,265
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 486/km2 (1,260/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 0XX, 501 5XX, 501 2XX, 501 1XX
Telephone code 91-, 040, 08413, 08414, 08417
Vehicle registration TS–07, AP-28(old)[1]
Website www.rangareddy.telangana.gov.in/rangareddy/login.apo

Ranga Reddy district is one of the 31 districts in the Indian state of Telangana. The district headquarters are located at Hyderabad.[2][3]. The district was named after the former deputy chief minister of the joint state of Andhra Pradesh, Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy.[4]

History[edit]

The district was formed in 1978 when it was split from Hyderabad district.[5][6] 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. In 2016, it was carved out during the districts re-organisation to create new Vikarabad district and Medchal–Malkajgiri district.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

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.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Ranga Reddy District has a population of 2,446,265. Of which males were 1,254,184 and females were 1,192,081.[8]

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Indian government named Ranga Reddy one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[9] It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[9]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district will have five revenue divisions of Chevella, Ibrahimpatnam, Rajendranagar, Kandukur and Shadnagar. They are sub-divided into 27 mandals.[2] Ranghunandan Rao is the present collector of the district.[10]

Mandals[edit]

The below table categorizes mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[2]

# Chevella revenue division Ibrahimpatnam revenue division Kandukur revenue division Rajendranagar revenue division Shadnagar revenue division
1 Chevella Abdullapuramet Amangal Gandipet Chowderguda
2 Moinabad Hayathnagar Balapur Rajendranagar Farooqnagar
3 Shahbad Ibrahimpatnam Kandukur Serilingampally Keshampeta
4 Shankarpalle Madgul Kadthal Shamshabad Kondurg
5 Manchal Maheswaram Kothur
6 Yacharam Talakondapalle Nandigama
7 Saroornagar

Assembly Constituencies[edit]

There are 7 assembly constituencies in Ranga Reddy district. They are Chevella, Rajendranagar, L.B Nagar, Shadnagar, Serlingampally, Ibrahimpatnam and Maheshwaram.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rangareddy district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Shamshabad to be Ranga Reddy district". Deccan Chronicle. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Ranga Reddy district set to shrink". The Hindu. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Salient Features of Rangareddy District". Rangareddy District Official Website. Collectorate Rangareddy District. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ http://www.rangareddy.telangana.gov.in/rangareddy/censusRangareddy.apo
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Ranga Reddy district map". newdistrictsformation.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 22 August 2016.