Medak District
Gulshanabad Medak
Metuku durgam
Pocharam lake
Location in Telangana
Location in Telangana
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Medak district
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
HeadquartersMedak
Mandals21
Government
 • District collectorSri Rajarshi Shah, I.A.S.
Area
 • Total2,786 km2 (1,076 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total767,428
 • Density280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitemedak.telangana.gov.in

Medak district is in the Indian state of Telangana. Medak is the district headquarters.[1] The district shares boundaries with Sangareddy, Kamareddy, Siddipet and Medchal-Malkajgiri districts.

History

Traces of Neolithic and Megalithic culture was found at Edithanur and Wargal[2] village hillocks in the district. Rock paintings were found at Edithanur boulders[3] and Hastallapur rocks.[4]

Nizam state

In 20th century Medak district was a part of Nizam princely State before independence and merged into Hyderabad State in Independent India and presently a district of Telangana. Qutub Shahis named it as Gulshanabad which means '"city of gardens'" due to its luscious greenery. For More Info.

Geography

The district is spread over an area of 2,757.3 square kilometres (1,064.6 sq mi).[5]

Economy

In 2006 the Indian government named Medak one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[6] It is one of the thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[6]

With the emergence of the Kothapalli-Manoharabad line railway line and inauguration of the Manoharabad - Siddipet portion of the line on 3 October, 2023 with a regular Secunderabad junction-Siddipet DEMU train service, large parts of Medak district were connected on the railway map.[7][8] Also announced during this time was the full railway electrification of the rail line that Manoharabad railway station is situated on.

Demographics

Religion in Medak district (2011)[9]
Hinduism
92.05%
Islam
6.76%
Christianity
0.77%
Other or not stated
0.42%

At the time of the 2011 census, Medak district has a population of 767,428. Medak district has a sex ratio of 1027 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 56.12%. 93,874 (12.23%) were under 6 years of age. 58,854 (7.67%) lived in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 127,970 (16.68%) and 72,900 (9.50%) of the population respectively.[10]

Languages of Medak district (2011)[11]

  Telugu (83.91%)
  Lambadi (8.42%)
  Urdu (6.44%)
  Others (1.23%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 83.91% of the population spoke Telugu, 8.42% Lambadi, 6.44% Urdu as their first language.[11]

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into three revenue divisions of Medak, Narsapur and Tupran. These are sub-divided into 21 revenue mandals (15 Mandal Praja Parishads) and has 381 villages constituting 320 gram panchayats.[5] [12] Sri Rajarshi Shah, I.A.S.[13] is the present collector of the district.[14]

Mandals

Medak District Revenue divisions

The below table categorizes 21 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[15]

S.No. Medak revenue division S.No. Narsapur revenue division S.No. Toopran revenue division
1 Medak 11 Narsapur 16 Toopran
2 Havelighanpur 12 Kulcharam 17 Chegunta
3 Papannapet 13 Kowdipally 18 Narsingi
4 Sankarampet-R 14 Shivampet 19 Yeldurthy
5 Nizampet 15 Chilipched 20 Manoharabad
6 Ramayampet 21 Masaipet
7 Shankarampet-A
8 Tekmal
9 Alladurg
10 Regode

References

  1. ^ "Profile". Medak District. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. ^ Murty, M. L. K. (2003). Comprehensive History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh: Pre- and protohistoric ... - Google Books. ISBN 9788125024750. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. ^ v ramchandra rao. "Prehistoric rock art near Hyderabad, India". Indculture0.tripod.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  4. ^ During the era of Qutub Shahis this was named as Gulshanabad due to its vegetation and gardens. later it was again changed to Medak district. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/treasuring-the-prehistoric-rock-art/article2046635.ece
  5. ^ a b "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Geetanath, V. (28 September 2023). "PM to commission two new railway lines in Telangana". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "PM Modi to inaugurate Siddipet-Secunderabad train service on October 3". 2 October 2023.
  9. ^ "Population by Religion - Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  10. ^ "Know your district Plan your district - Medak" (PDF). trac.telangana.gov.in. Telangana State Remote Sensing Applications Centre.
  11. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  12. ^ "At a glance | District Medak, Government of Telangana | India". Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  13. ^ "Who's Who | District Medak, Government of Telangana | India". Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  14. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Tehsil | District Medak, Government of Telangana | India". Retrieved 15 August 2022.