Ranga Reddy district

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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
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 Vikarabad
Named for Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy
Area
 • Total 7,493 km2 (2,893 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,296,741
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Languages
 • 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 www.rangareddy.telangana.gov.in/rangareddy/login.apo

Ranga Reddy District, formerly known as K. V. Ranga Reddy District and Hyderabad (Rural) District, is a district in the state of Telangana, India. The district headquarters are located at Vikarabad.[2]

History[edit]

The district was formed in 1978 when it was split from Hyderabad district.[3][4] 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.

Geography[edit]

Ranga Reddy District occupies an area of approximately 7,500 square kilometres (2,900 sq mi).[5]

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 5,296,741. Of which males were 2,701,008 and females were 2,595,733.[6]

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).[7] It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[7]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district will have two revenue divisions of Chevella and Vikarabad. They are sub-divided into 19 mandals.[8]

Mandals[edit]

The below table categorizes mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[8]

# Chevella revenue division # Vikarabad revenue division
1 Chevella 1 Bantwaram
2 Doma 2 Basheerabad
3 Gandeed 3 Dharur
4 Kulkacharla 4 Marpalle
5 Moinabad 5 Mominpet
6 Nawabpet 6 Peddemul
7 Pargi 7 Tandur
8 Pudur 8 Vikarabad
9 Shabad 9 Yelal

Assembly Constituencies[edit]

There are 4 assembly constituencies in Ranga Reddy district. They are Chevella, Pargi, Vikarabad and Tandur.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ranga Reddy district map". newdistrictsformation.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Salient Features of Rangareddy District". Rangareddy District Official Website. Collectorate Rangareddy District. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ http://www.rangareddy.telangana.gov.in/rangareddy/censusRangareddy.apo
  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. ^ a b "Ranga_Reddy district" (PDF). Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 

External links[edit]