Ranga Reddy district

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Ranga Reddy district
రంగా రెడ్డి జిల్లా
ضلع رنگا ریڈی
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 1978 - 2016 Shamshabad present
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, 501 XXX
Telephone code 91-
Vehicle registration TS–07, AP-28(old)[1][2]
Website www.rangareddy.telangana.gov.in/rangareddy/login.apo

Ranga Reddy District (formerly: K. V. Ranga Reddy District and Hyderabad (Rural) District), is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. The district headquarters are located at Shamshabad.[3] It was named after the former deputy chief minister of the united state of Andhra Pradesh, K.V.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.[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 5,296,741. Of which males were 2,701,008 and females were 2,595,733.[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 two revenue divisions of Ibrahimpatnam and Rajendranagar. They are sub-divided into 16 mandals.[3] Ranghunandan Rao is the present collector of the district.[10]

Proposed mandals[edit]

The below table categorizes the proposed mandals and revenue divisions of the district:[3]

# Ibrahimpatnam revenue division # Rajendranagar revenue division
1 Abdullapurmet 1 Farooqnagar
2 Balapur 2 Gandipet
3 Ibrahimpatnam 3 Keshampet
4 Kandukur 4 Kondurg
5 Maheshwaram 5 Kothur
6 Manchal 6 Rajendranagar
7 Saroornagar 7 Serlingampally
8 Yacharam 8 Shamshabad

The present district is currently divided into six revenue divisions of Chevella, Vikarabad, Malkajgiri, Rajendranagar, and Saroornagar. They are sub-divided into 41 mandals.[3]

Existing mandals[edit]

The below table categorizes mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[3]

# Chevella revenue division # Vikarabad revenue division # Malkajgiri revenue division # Saroornagar revenue division # Rajendranagar revenue division # Mahbubnagar revenue division
1 Chevella 1 Bantwaram 1 Medchal 1 Kandukur 1 Shamshabad 1 Kondurg
2 Doma 2 Basheerabad 2 Malkajgiri 2 Maheshwaram 2 Serlingampally 2 Farooqnagar
3 Gandeed 3 Dharur 3 Qutbullapur 3 Ibrahimpatnam 3 Rajendranagar 3 Kothur
4 Moinabad 4 Mominpet 4 Keesara 4 Manchal 4 Balanagar 4 Keshampet
5 Kulkacharla 5 Marpalle 5 Uppal 5 Yacharam
6 Nawabpet 6 Peddemul 6 Ghatkesar 6 Saroornagar
7 Pargi 7 Tandur 7 Shamirpet
8 Pudur 8 Vikarabad 8 Jawaharnagar
9 Shabad 9 Yelal
10 Moinabad

Assembly Constituencies[edit]

There are 5 assembly constituencies in Ranga Reddy district. They are Chevella, Rajendranagar, Shadnagar, Serlingampally and Maheshwaram.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.sakshipost.com/telangana/2016/10/13/vehicle-registration-codes-for-new-districts-in-telangana
  3. ^ a b c d e "Rangareddy district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Retrieved 11 October 2016.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "district" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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. 

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