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Karimnagar district

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2,128 km²


Vehicle registration


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[ Official website]

Colleges and Universities
Satavahana University

Points of interest
Sri Raja Rajeshwara temple, Ujwala Park, Elgandal Fort, Deer Park, Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy T

Karimnagar, Ramagundam, Kaleshwaram, Sircilla, Koratla

Historical place in karimnagar district ramagiri killa

Karimnagar district is one of the 31 districts of the Indian state of Telangana. Karimnagar city is its administrative headquarters.


Map of Karimnagar, Telangana


Karimnagar was originally called Elagandala. Later Kannada kingdoms such as Western Chalukyas ruled it. It was part of the great Satavahana Empire. Later,the ruling Nizams of Hyderabad changed the name to Karimnagar, derived from the name of Syed Karimullah Shah Saheb Quiladar.


Due to the districts re-organisation in October 2016, the district was carved out to form three new districts of Jagtial district, Peddapalli district and Siricilla district.


The district is spread over an area of 2,128 square kilometres (822 sq mi). Karimnagar shares it boundaries with Jagtial and Peddapalli district on north, Warangal Urban district and Siddipet district on south, Rajanna District on the East and Jayashankar Bhupalpally District on west.


As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 10,05,711.It has a literacy rate of 69.16% and density of 423 persons per, making it fifth most literate and densely populated district among 31 districts of Telangana. Total urban population of the district is 3,08,984, which is 30.72% of total population. It has a single municipal corporation (Karimnagar) and two Nagar-Panchayats(Huzurabad and Jammikunta).

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into two revenue divisions of Karimnagar and Huzurabad. These are sub-divided into sixteen mandals. There are 210 revenue villages and 276 Gram-Panchyats in the district. Sarfaraz Ahmed is the present collector of the district.


The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:


Granite industry of the district include, Tan Brown and Maple Red variety of granite. In Karimnagar district, there are over 600 stone quarries spread over several mandals such as Karimnagar, Manakondur, Mallial, Kesavapatnam etc.

In 2006, the Indian government named undivided Karminagar district as one of the country's 250 most impoverished districts (out of 640). It is one of the nine earlier integrated districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

Notable people

  • P. V. Narasimha Rao, Former Prime Minister of India
  • Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, writer, Jnanpith Award recipient.
  • Justice N. Kumarayya, Retired Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh & ex-judge, World Bank Administrative Tribunal
  • Midde Ramulu (Oggu Katha artist from Hanmajipet village)
  • Anabheri Prabhakar Rao, Freedom Fighter and Telangana Rebellion Martyr
  • Mallojula Koteswara Rao
  • G. Ram Reddy, architect of distance education and the father of open learning in India.
  • Paidi Jairaj, film actor, director and producer. He was recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in 1980.
  • Siva Reddy, popular Telugu language comedian and actor.
  • References

    Karimnagar district Wikipedia

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