Komaram Bheem Asifabad district
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad district
Memorial to Kumaram Bheem at Kuntala
Location of Kumaram Bheem district in Telangana
Country India
StateTelangana
HeadquartersAsifabad
Tehsils15
Government
 • District collectorSri Rahul Raj, IAS
 • Vidhan Sabha constituenciesAsifabad (ST), Sirpur-T
Area
 • Total4,878 km2 (1,883 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total515,812
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban
86,984(16.86%)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS 20
Major highwaysNH 63[1]
Websiteasifabad.telangana.gov.in
Komaram Bheem district revenue divisions
Komaram Bheem district revenue divisions

Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, officially known as Kumuram Bheem Asifabad district,[2] is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. The town of Asifabad is its district headquarters.[3] It is named after Gond martyr Komaram Bheem. It was earlier part of Adilabad district and it became a new district in 2016.[4] The district share boundaries with Adilabad, Nirmal, Mancherial districts and with the state boundary of Maharashtra. It is the second most backward district in India, according to the 2018 NITI Aayog ranking.[5]

History

The predominantly tribal region around the town of Asifabad was ruled by many dynasties like the Kakatiyas, Mauryas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Qutub Shahis and Asaf Jahis. In the early 20th century, the district was known as Jangam and Asifabad served as its headquarters. In 1905, the district was merged into the neighbouring Adilabad district. In 1913, Asifabad was made as headquarters of the district prior to the status being lost to Adilabad town in 1941. Following the creation of Telangana state, the districts were re-organized in 2016. As a result, Asifabad district was again carved from Adilabad district and was renamed after the Gond martyr Komaram Bheem.[4][6]

Geography

The district is spread over an area of 4,300 square kilometres (1,700 sq mi).[7] Hills dominate the western part of the district and Pranhita river runs parallel to the east.

It is home to endangered species of vultures which have made Palarapu rocks their home in the forests of Bejjur. The Sirpur forest is also home to tigers and other wild animals. Cotton and Paddy are the major crops grown in this area.

Demographics

Languages of Komaram Bheem district, 2011

  Telugu (38.10%)
  Marathi (28.01%)
  Gondi (12.48%)
  Urdu (7.28%)
  Lambadi (3.59%)
  Kolami (3.05%)
  Koya (2.55%)
  Hindi (1.46%)
  Others (3.48%)

As of the 2011 Census, the district has a population of 515,812 people, with 998 females for every 1000 males.[8] Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 15.82% and 25.91% of the population respectively.[9]

At the time of the 2011 census, 38.10% of the population spoke Telugu, 28.01% Marathi, 12.48% Gondi, 7.28% Urdu, 3.59% Lambadi, 3.05% Kolami, 2.55% Koya and 1.46% Hindi as their first language.[10]

Divisions

This district has two revenue divisions; Asifabad and Kagaznagar and is sub-divided into 15 mandals.[7][11] Present MLA of Asifabad constituency is Athram Sakku and Sirpur-T is Koneru Konappa.

Mandals

S.No. Asifabad revenue division Kagaznagar revenue division
1 Asifabad Kagaznagar
2 Lingapur Penchicalpet
3 Jainoor Bejjur
4 Tiryani Kouthala
5 Wankidi Chintalamanepally
6 Kerameri Dahegoan
7 Sirpur (U) Sirpur (T)
8 Rebbena

Notable people

Places of interest

See also

References

  1. ^ "Telangana New Districts Names 2016 Pdf TS 31 Districts List". Timesalert.com. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Kumuram Bheem Asifabad District | Government of Telangana | India".
  3. ^ "Names of 6 new districts changed". The Hindu. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Komaram Bheem district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  5. ^ Singh, Mahendra K. (29 March 2018). "Part of NCR, Mewat is most backward district". Times of India. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  6. ^ Singh, S. Harpal (8 October 2016). "Asifabad to become a district again after 75 years". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, Telangana state". www.gloriousindia.com. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Demography | Kumuram Bheem Asifabad District | India". Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  10. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  11. ^ "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily – Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016.