Karimnagar district
Chikati Gudi, Kothapalli
Chikati Gudi, Kothapalli
Location in Telangana
Location in Telangana
Karimnagar district
Coordinates (Karimnagar): 18°26′13″N 79°07′27″E / 18.43694°N 79.124167°E / 18.43694; 79.124167
 • District collectorRV Karnan
 • Total2,128 km2 (822 sq mi)
 • Total1,005,711
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Literacy69.16%
 • Sex ratio993
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS–02[1]

Karimnagar district is one of the 33 districts of the Indian state of Telangana. Karimnagar city is its administrative headquarters.[2] The district shares boundaries with Peddapalli, Jagityal, Sircilla, Siddipet, Jangaon, Hanamkonda district and Jayashankar Bhupalapally districts.


Karimnagar was originally called Elagandala.[3] 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.[4] 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.[4] 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.


Religion in Karimnagar district (2011)[5]
Other or not stated

As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 10,05,711. Karimnagar has a sex ratio of 993 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 69.16%. 89,079 (8.86%) were under 6 years of age. Total urban population of the district is 3,08,984, (30.72%) of total population. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 186,648 (18.56%) and 12,779 (1.27%) of the population respectively.[6] 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.

Languages of Karimnagar district (2011)[7]

  Telugu (90.44%)
  Urdu (7.94%)
  Others (1.62%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 90.44% of the population in residual Karimnagar district spoke Telugu and 7.94% Urdu as their first language.[7]

Administrative divisions

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.[4] R.V Karnan is the present collector of the district.[8]


Karimnagar District Revenue divisions

The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[9]

S.No. Karimnagar revenue division Huzurabad revenue division
1 Kothapalli Veenavanka
2 Karimnagar V.Saidapur
3 Karimnagar (rural) Shankarapatnam
4 Manakondur Huzurabad
5 Timmapur Jammikunta
6 Ganneruvaram Ellanthakunta
7 Gangadhara
8 Ramadugu
9 Choppadandi
10 Chigurumamidi


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.[citation needed]

In 2006, the Indian government named undivided Karminagar district as one of the country's 250 most impoverished districts (out of 640).[10] It is one of the nine earlier integrated districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[10]

Notable people

See also


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  2. ^ "Telangana gets 31 districts to spruce up adminstration [sic]". 11 October 2016.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook – Adilabad" (PDF). Census of India. p. 9. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Table C-01 Population By Religious Community: Andhra Pradesh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  6. ^ "Sakshi Telugu Daily Karimnagar District epaper dated Sun, 30 Oct 16".
  7. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  8. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily – Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)