Nalgonda district

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Nalgonda district
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Location of Nalgonda district in Telangana
Country India
State Telangana
Division Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda
Headquarters Nalgonda
Tehsils 31
Government
   District collector Gaurav Uppal
   Lok Sabha constituenciesN Uttam Kumar Reddy
   Vidhan Sabha constituencies6 assembly seats
Area
  Total7,122 km2 (2,750 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total1,631,399
  Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Demographics
   Literacy 65.05
Time zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration TS – 05 [1]
Major highways NH-65, NH-561, SH-2
Average annual precipitationNormal rainfall 751.0 mm; average rainfall 670.2 mm
Website www.nalgonda.nic.in
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Nalgonda District Revenue divisions

Nalgonda district is a district in the Telangana state of India.Nalgonda district has the highest number of mandals in the state with 31 mandals. [2] The district shares boundaries with Suryapet, Rangareddy, Yadadri and Nagarkurnool districts and with the state boundary of Andhra Pradesh.

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Etymology

Nalgonda is derived from two Telugu words Nalla (Black) & Konda (Hills) i.e. Black Hills. [3]

History

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Nalgonda District 1905 to 1953
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Nalgonda District with Talukas until to 1979

Nalgonda was earlier referred to as Neelagiri, the name given by some local rulers and the name was changed to Nallagonda only after its conquest by Allauddin Bahaman Shah, the founder of Bahmani Sultanate .

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Goddess Deity relief near Nagarjunakonda
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Lateef Saheb Darga at Nalgonda

The district had a major role in the Telangana Rebellion.

Geography

The district is spread over an area of 7,122 square kilometres (2,750 sq mi). [4]

Demographics

As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,631,399. [4]

The Krishna River, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi River, Halia River and Paleru flow through the Nalgonda district.[ citation needed ]

Economy

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Pochampally fancy silk saris

In 2006 the Indian government named Nalgonda one of the country's 250 poorest districts (out of a total of 640). [5] It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). [5]

Major Cities

Major Towns

Notable places in District

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into three revenue divisions: Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, and Devarakonda. These are sub-divided into 31 mandals and has 565 villages. [4] Prashanth Jeevan Patil is the present collector of the district. [6]

Mandals

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

#Nalgonda DivisionMiryalaguda DivisionDevarakonda Division
1 Chandur Dameracherla Chandampet
2 Chityal Miryalaguda Chintapally
3 Kanagal Vemulapally Devarakonda
4 Kattangur Haaliya Gundlapally
5 Gurrampode Nidamanur Gurrampood
6 Munugode Peddavoora Konda Mallepally
7 Nakrekal Tripuraram Nampally
8 Nalgonda Madugulapally Marriguda
9 Narayanapur Thirumalagiri (Sagar) Pedda Adiserla Pally
10 Narketpally Adavi Devulapally Neredu Gomma
11 Shaligowraram Ashok Nagar
12 Thipparthy
13 Kodakanla
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TSRTC busbay at Nalgonda

Notable personalities

Former Telangana home minister naini Narasimha Reddy Tollywood actors Utej, , lyricist Suddala Ashok Teja and Telugu film director N. Shankar are from Nalgonda district.

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