|Coordinates (Karimnagar): 18°26′13″N 79°07′27″E / 18.43694°N 79.124167°E|
|• District collector||RV Karnan|
|• Total||2,128 km2 (822 sq mi)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||993|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Karimnagar district is one of the 33 districts of the Indian state of Telangana. Karimnagar city is its administrative headquarters. The district shares boundaries with Peddapalli, Jagityal, Sircilla, Siddipet, Jangaon, Hanamkonda district and Jayashankar Bhupalapally districts.
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 Shahenshah E Karimnagar Syed Kareemullah Shah Quadrii nithinvasi.
After the districts re-organisation in October 2016, 3 new districts were carved out from the erstwhile Karimnagar district to form three new districts of Jagtial district, Peddapalli district and Rajanna Sircilla district. Few mandals were merged into other newly formed districts of Warangal Urban, Siddipet, Jayashankar Bhupalpally.
The district is spread over an area of 2,128 square kilometres (822 sq mi). Karimnagar is the fifth smallest district in Telangana by area. Karimnagar shares it boundaries with Jagtial to its north, Peddapalli district on north-east, Hanamkonda district towards South, Siddipet district on south-west, Rajanna Sircilla to the West and Jayashankar Bhupalapally on East.
As of 2011[update] 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 km2., 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 four municipalities under the new municipalities act (Huzurabad, Jammikunta, Choppadandi and Kothapalli). The population of the Satavahana Urban Development Authority has a population of over 4,80,000 in Karimnagar and its urban agglomeration.
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. R.V Karnan is the present collector of the district.
The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:
|S.No.||Karimnagar revenue division||Huzurabad revenue division|
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).
((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)