Location of Telangana in India
Location of Telangana in India

The Indian state of Telangana has 33 districts, each headed by a District collector.[1]

History

Telangana at the time of formation on 2 June 2014
Telangana at the time of formation on 2 June 2014

Telangana region of Hyderabad State consisted of 8 Districts in 1948 when it was inducted in Dominion of India; they are Hyderabad, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Warangal districts.[2] Khammam district was created by bifurcation of Warangal district on 1 October 1953.[3] Andhra Pradesh was formed by merging Telangana region of Hyderabad State and Andhra state on 1 November 1956. Bhadrachalam division and Aswaraopet taluka parts was merged in Khammam district from Godavari districts for better Administration.[3] Hyderabad district was split into Hyderabad Urban District and Hyderabad Rural District on 15 August 1978.Hyderabad Urban District was made by 4 Talukas are Charminar, Golkonda, Mushirabad and Secunderabad Talukas which consist of only MCH area, Secunderabad cantonment and Osmania University. Hyderabad rural district was later renamed as Ranga Reddy District.[4]

Telangana carved out from with 10 districts from Andhra Pradesh. Seven mandals of Bhadrachalam division were given back to East Godavari district.[5][6] 21 new districts were created on 11 October 2016, which lead to 31 districts in Telangana. All districts were divided into minimum 2 to maximum 5 except Hyderabad district which was untouched.[7] Two new districts, Mulugu and Narayanpet were created on 17 February 2019, taking the total number of districts to 33.[8] Narayanpet district has 11 mandals.

District statistics

In terms of area, Bhadradri Kothagudem is the largest district with an area of 7,483 km2 (2,889 sq mi) and Hyderabad is the smallest with 217 km2 (84 sq mi). Hyderabad district is the most populated district with a population of 39,43,323 and Mulugu is the least populated with 2,94,671. Telangana consist of 68 Revenue Divisions and 584 Revenue Mandals (Tehsil).[9]

S. No. Name Headquarters Area (km2) Population
(2011 census)
No.of mandals Density
(per km2)
Urban (%) Literacy (%) Sex ratio Map
1 Adilabad Adilabad 4,153 708,972 18 171 23.66 63.46 978

Adilabad in Telangana (India).svg

2 Bhadradri Kothagudem Kothagudem 7,483 1,069,261 23 143 31.71 66.40 1008
Bhadradri Kothagudem in Telangana (India).svg
3 Hanamkonda Hanamkonda[10] 1,309 1,080,858 11 826 68.51 76.17 997
Warangal Urban in Telangana (India).svg
4 Hyderabad Hyderabad 217 3,943,323 16 18172 100 83.25 954
Hyderabad in Telangana (India).svg
5 Jagitial Jagitial 2,419 985,417 18 407 22.46 60.26 1036
Jagtial in Telangana (India).svg
6 Jangaon Jangaon 2,188 566,376 13 259 12.60 61.60 997
Jangaon in Telangana (India).svg
7 Jayashankar Bhupalpally Bhupalpally 2,293 416,763 20 180 7.57 58.97 1009
Jayashankar Bhupalpally in Telangana (India).svg
8 Jogulamba Gadwal Gadwal 2,928 609,990 12 208 10.36 49.87 972
Jogulamba Gadwal in Telangana (India).svg
9 Kamareddy Kamareddy 3,652 972,625 22 266 12.71 56.51 1033
Kamareddy in Telangana (India).svg
10 Karimnagar Karimnagar 2,128 1,005,711 16 473 30.72 69.16 993
Karimnagar in Telangana (India).svg
11 Khammam Khammam 4,361 1,401,639 21 321 22.60 65.95 1005
Khammam in Telangana (India).svg
12 Kumuram Bheem Asifabad 4,878 515,812 15 106 16.86 56.72 998
Kumaram Bheem Asifabad in Telangana (India).svg
13 Mahabubabad Mahabubabad 2,877 774,549 16 269 9.86 57.13 996
Mahabubabad in Telangana (India).svg
14 Mahabubnagar Mahabubnagar 2,738 919,903 26 340 20.73 60.97 995
Mahabubnagar in Telangana (India).svg
15 Mancherial Mancherial 4,016 807,037 18 201 43.85 64.35 977
Mancherial in Telangana (India).svg
16 Medak Medak 2,786 767,428 20 275 7.67 56.12 1027
Medak in Telangana (India).svg
17 Medchal–Malkajgiri Shamirpet 1,084 2,440,073 14 2251 91.40 82.48 957
Medchal Malkajgiri in Telangana (India).svg
18 Mulugu Mulugu 3,881 257,744 09 66 05 62.26 968
Mulugu in Telangana (India).svg
19 Nagarkurnool Nagarkurnool 6,545 893,308 22 142 10.19 54.38 968
Nagarkurnool in Telangana (India).svg
20 Narayanpet Narayanpet 2336 566,874 11 240 7.36 49.93 1009
Narayanpet in Telangana (India).svg
21 Nalgonda Nalgonda 7,122 1,618,416 31 227 22.76 63.75 978
Nalgonda in Telangana (India).svg
22 Nirmal Nirmal 3,845 709,418 19 185 21.38 57.77 1046
Nirmal in Telangana (India).svg
23 Nizamabad Nizamabad 4,288 1,571,022 27 366 29.58 64.25 1044
Nizamabad in Telangana (India).svg
24 Peddapalli Peddapalli 2,236 795,332 14 356 38.22 65.52 992
Peddapalli in Telangana (India).svg
25 Rajanna Sircilla Sircilla 2,019 552,037 13 273 21.17 62.71 1014
Rajanna Sircilla in Telangana (India).svg
26 Ranga Reddy Hyderabad[11] 5,031 2,446,265 27 486 58.05 71.88 950
Ranga Reddy in Telangana (India).svg
27 Sangareddy Sangareddy 4,403 1,527,628 26 347 34.69 64.08 965
Sangareddy in Telangana (India).svg
28 Siddipet Siddipet 3,632 1,012,065 22 279 13.74 61.61 1008
Siddipet in Telangana (India).svg
29 Suryapet Suryapet 3,607 1,099,560 23 305 15.56 64.11 996
Suryapet in Telangana (India).svg
30 Vikarabad Vikarabad 3,386 927,140 18 274 13.48 57.91 1001
Vikarabad in Telangana (India).svg
31 Wanaparthy Wanaparthy 2,152 577,758 14 268 15.97 55.67 960
Wanaparthy in Telangana (India).svg
32 Warangal Warangal[10] 2,175 718,537 15 330 6.99 61.26 994
Warangal Rural in Telangana (India).svg
33 Yadadri Bhuvanagiri Bhuvanagiri 3,092 739,448 16 239 16.66 65.2402221 973
Yadadri Bhuvanagiri in Telangana (India).svg
Total 112,077 35,003,674 584 312 38.88 66.54 988

See also

References

  1. ^ "Telangana State Portal Districts". www.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. ^ Yazdani, Ghulam (1937). "Hyderabad State". Atlantic Publishers & Distri – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "Know Your Corporation".
  4. ^ Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  5. ^ "The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2014" Accessed 13 July 2014 [1]
  6. ^ "Protests against Centre, Andhra Pradesh in Khammam over Polavaram Bill". Deccan Chronicle, 12 July 2014. Accessed 13 July 2014. [2]
  7. ^ "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Telangana gets two new districts: Narayanpet and Mulugu". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 July 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ a b "KCR renames Warangal Urban Hanamkonda; Warangal Rural becomes Warangal". NewsMeter.
  11. ^ "Collectorate". Ranga Reddy district. Retrieved 19 September 2021.