Jangaon district
Khilashapur Fort in Jangaon
Khilashapur Fort in Jangaon
Location in Telangana
Location in Telangana
Map
Jangaon district
Country India
StateTelangana
HeadquartersJangaon
Mandalas13
Government
 • District collectorSri Rizwanbasha Shaik , IAS
 • Assembly constituencies3
Area
2,027 km2 (783 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
534,991
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
 • Urban
71,357
Demographics
 • Literacy61.4%
 • Sex ratio997
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTG–27[1]
Major highways NH 163
Average annual precipitation788 mm
Websitejangaon.telangana.gov.in

Janagama(జనగామ) district is a district in the middle of the Indian state of Telangana. It was a part of the erstwhile Warangal district prior to the re-organisation of districts in the state.[2] The district shares boundaries with Suryapet, Yadadri, Warangal, Hanamkonda, Siddipet and Mahabubabad districts.

Geography

The district is spread over an area of 2,027 square kilometres (783 sq mi).[3]

History

Jangaon District was formed on 11 October 2016, Jangaon is made as the district headquarters along with 21 newly formed district in Telangana. Warangal district was divided into five districts: Warangal Urban district (now Hanamkonda district), Warangal Rural district (now Warangal district), Jangaon district, Jayashankar district and Mahabubabad district. The Jangaon district was formed with mostly old Jangaon Revenue division except Maddur, Cherial and Newly formed Komuravelli Mandals which were transferred to newly formed Siddipet district, Ghanpur and Zaffergadh from Warangal Revenue division and Gundala of Nalgonda district were merged with Jangaon district.[4] Gundala was later transferred to Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district. One of the most acclaimed Telugu poets of all time Bammera Pothana was born in the village of Bammera in Jangoan in 1450 AD.

Demographics

Religion in Jangaon district (2011)[5]
Hinduism
95.66%
Islam
3.23%
Christianity
0.91%
Other or not stated
0.20%

At the time of the 2011 census, Jangaon had a population of 534,991. Jangaon has a sex ratio of females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 61.60%. 52,085 (9.74%) were under 6 years of age. 71,357 (13.34%) lived in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 112,256 (20.98%) and 62,224 (11.63%) of the population respectively.[6]

Languages of Jangaon district (2011)[7]

  Telugu (86.24%)
  Lambadi (10.20%)
  Urdu (2.72%)
  Others (0.84%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 86.24% of the population spoke Telugu, 10.20% Lambadi and 2.72% Urdu as their first language.[7]

Climate

Jangaon experiences a tropical kind of climate. It's a drought prone area according to Geological survey. Experiences very hot summers, moderate winters and rains less than the average precipitation.

The temperatures are highest on average in May, at around 33.9 °C. In December, the average temperature is 22.0 °C. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year. The variation in the precipitation between the driest and wettest months is 182 mm. The average temperatures vary during the year by 11.9 °C.

Climate data for Jangaon District
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 29.7
(85.5)
32.4
(90.3)
36.0
(96.8)
38.4
(101.1)
40.4
(104.7)
35.9
(96.6)
31.1
(88.0)
30.8
(87.4)
31.0
(87.8)
31.4
(88.5)
29.6
(85.3)
28.8
(83.8)
33.0
(91.3)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
18.6
(65.5)
21.7
(71.1)
25.0
(77.0)
27.5
(81.5)
25.8
(78.4)
23.7
(74.7)
23.6
(74.5)
23.2
(73.8)
21.4
(70.5)
17.6
(63.7)
15.2
(59.4)
21.6
(71.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
21
(0.8)
17
(0.7)
119
(4.7)
183
(7.2)
167
(6.6)
168
(6.6)
78
(3.1)
21
(0.8)
8
(0.3)
790
(31.1)
Source: [1]

Administrative divisions

Jangaon district from 2016 to 2018, Gundala Mandal transferred to Yadadri District
Jangaon District Revenue divisions

The district has two revenue divisions of Jangaon and Ghanpur (Station) are sub-divided into 12 mandals.[8][9] Sri Ch.Shivalingaiah, IAS is the present collector of the district.[10]

Mandals

The below table categorises 12 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[9]

S.No. Jangaon revenue division S.No. Station Ghanpur revenue division
1 Bachannapeta 8 Chilpur
2 Devaruppala 9 Zaffergadh
3 Tarigoppula 10 Kodakandla
4 Jangaon 11 Palakurthi
5 Lingalaghanpur 12 Station Ghanpur
6 Narmetta
7 Raghunathapalle

Gundala mandal was formerly in Jangaon district, it is now in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district.

Notable personalities

Statue of Bammera Pothana in Bammera village of Jangoan district

See also

References

  1. ^ "Telangana New Districts Names 2016 Pdf TS 31 Districts List". Timesalert.com. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Warangal (rural) district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. ^ "JANGAON DISTRICT | Welcome To Jangaon District | India". Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Jangaon district" (PDF). Official website of Jangaon district. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Population by Religion - Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  6. ^ "Know your district Plan your district - Jangaon" (PDF). trac.telangana.gov.in. Telangana State Remote Sensing Applications Centre.
  7. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  8. ^ "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily – Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.