Bhadradri Kothagudem district
View of Bhadrachalam Gopuram
View of Bhadrachalam Gopuram
Location in Telangana
Location in Telangana
Coordinates (Kothagudem): 17°39′N 80°41′E / 17.650°N 80.683°E / 17.650; 80.683
Country India
State Telangana
HeadquartersKothagudem
Mandalas24
Government
 • District collectorPriyanka Ala
 • SPSri Biruduraju Rohit Raju, IPS[1]
Area
 • Total7,483 km2 (2,889 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,069,261
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
 • Urban
31.71 %
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS–28[2]
Websitekothagudem.telangana.gov.in

Bhadradri Kothagudem is a district in the east of the Indian state of Telangana.[3] Kothagudem is the district headquarters.[4] It is the largest district in Telangana, with an area of 7483 km2.[5] It borders the districts Khammam, Mahabubabad, Mulugu, Eluru and East Godavari, and shares a boundary with the bordering states Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The district comprises 24 mandals and 2 revenue divisions, Kothagudem and Bhadrachalam.

Kothagudem district contains some major industries, and is endowed with a variety of important minerals such as coal. The Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL), a government coal mining company jointly owned by the Government of Telangana and Government of India, has its headquarters in Kothagudem. SCCL operates 16 opencast and 30 underground mines in four districts of Telangana with a manpower of around 58,837.[when?]

Kothagudem Thermal Power Station, which is located in Paloncha, is one of the coal-based power plants of Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited. The Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division of ITC Limited (ITC-PSPD) is located at Sarapaka village near Bhadrachalam.

Kothagudem district is also rich in forest reserves.

Geography

Bhadradri Kothagudem is the easternmost district of Telangana and is spread over an area of 7,483 km2 (2,889 sq mi).[5] The district is bounded on the north and northeast by the Bijapur and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh, on the east by East Godavari district, on the south and southeast by the Khammam and West Godavari districts, on the west by Mahabubabad district and on the northwest by Mulugu district.

The district contains Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary.

Demographics

Religion in Bhadradri Kothagudem district (2011)[6]
Hinduism
92.15%
Islam
5.80%
Christianity
1.60%
Other or not stated
0.45%

As of the 2011 census of India, the district has a population of 1,069,261. Bhadradri Kothagudem has a sex ratio of 1008 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 66.40%. 107,326 (10.04%) were under 6 years of age. 339,083 (31.71%) lived in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 143,482 (13.42%) and 392,034 (36.66%) of the population respectively.[7]

Languages of Bhadradri Kothagudem district (2011)[8]

  Telugu (72.34%)
  Koya (10.55%)
  Lambadi (10.15%)
  Urdu (5.09%)
  Hindi (1.13%)
  Others (0.74%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 72.34% of the population spoke Telugu, 10.55% Koya, 10.15% Lambadi, 5.09% Urdu and 1.13% Hindi as their first language.[8]

Administrative divisions

Bhadradri District basic outline map

The district has two revenue divisions of Bhadrachalam and Kothagudem and is sub-divided into 23 mandals.[4] Dr. Priyanka Ala IAS is the present collector of the district, having assumed the role in July 2023.[9][10]

Constituency

Kothagudem district contains 5 constituencies.

1. Kothagudem Assembly constituency is a constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of the constituencies in Kothagudem district. It includes the towns of Kothagudem and Palavancha, as well as part of the Khammam Lok Sabha constituency.

2. Aswaraopeta Assembly constituency is an ST reserved constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of 10 constituencies in Kothagudem district. It is part of the Khammam Lok Sabha constituency.

3. Bhadrachalam Assembly constituency is an ST reserved constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It includes the temple town of Bhadrachalam. It is one among 5 constituencies in the Kothagudem district. It is part of Mahabubabad Lok Sabha constituency.

4. Yellandu Assembly constituency is an ST reserved constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It is one among 5 constituencies in Kothagudem district. It is part of the Mahabubabad Lok Sabha constituency.

5. Pinapaka Assembly constituency is an ST reserved constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of 5 constituencies in Kothagudem district. It is part of the Mahabubabad Lok Sabha constituency.

Mandals

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

S.No mandal no of villages
1 Allapalli 12
2 Annapureddypalli 10
3 Manuguru 14
4 Aswaraopeta 30
5 Mulakalapally 20
6 Aswapuram 24
7 Pinapaka 23
8 Bhadrachalam 0
9 Palvancha 36
10 Burgampahad 17
11 Sujatanagar 20
12 Cherla 26
13 Tekulapalli 36
14 Chandrugonda 14
15 Yellandu 29
16 Chunchupalli 18
17 Dammapeta 31
18 Dummugudem 37
19 Gundala 11
20 Julurpad 24
21 Karakagudem 16
22 Kothagudem 0
23 Laxmidevipalli 31

See also

References

  1. ^ "State Govt Transfers 23 IPS Officers". 4 January 2024.
  2. ^ "Telangana New Districts Names 2016 Pdf TS 31 Districts List". Timesalert.com. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Names of 6 new districts changed". The Hindu. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Bhadradri-Kothagudem district" (PDF). Official website of Medchal district. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b TSDPS. "Telangana State Development and planning society" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Population by Religion - Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  7. ^ "Know your district Plan your district - Bhadradri Kothagudem" (PDF). trac.telangana.gov.in. Telangana State Remote Sensing Applications Centre.
  8. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  9. ^ "District Officials". Telangana State Portal. Archived from the original on 23 September 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  10. ^ "Dr Priyanka Ala takes charge as Kothagudem Collector". Telangana Today. 15 July 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2024.