Location of Nalgonda district in Telangana
|Division||Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda|
|• District collector||Gaurav Uppal|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||N Uttam Kumar Reddy|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||6 assembly seats|
|• Total||7,122 km2 (2,750 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||TS – 05|
|Major highways||NH-65, NH-561, SH-2|
|Average annual precipitation||Normal rainfall 751.0 mm; average rainfall 670.2 mm|
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.The district shares boundaries with Suryapet, Rangareddy, Yadadri and Nagarkurnool districts and with the state boundary of Andhra Pradesh.
Nalgonda is derived from two Telugu words Nalla (Black) & Konda (Hills) i.e. Black Hills.
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 .
The district had a major role in the Telangana Rebellion.
The district is spread over an area of 7,122 square kilometres (2,750 sq mi).
As of 2011 [update] Census of India, the district has a population of 1,631,399.
The Krishna River, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi River, Halia River and Paleru flow through the Nalgonda district.[ citation needed ]
In 2006 the Indian government named Nalgonda one of the country's 250 poorest districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
The district is divided into three revenue divisions: Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, and Devarakonda. These are sub-divided into 31 mandals and has 565 villages.Prashanth Jeevan Patil is the present collector of the district.
The below table categorizes the mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:
|#||Nalgonda Division||Miryalaguda Division||Devarakonda Division|
|9||Narayanapur||Thirumalagiri (Sagar)||Pedda Adiserla Pally|
|10||Narketpally||Adavi Devulapally||Neredu Gomma|
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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