Nalgonda district
Location in Telangana
Location in Telangana
Nalgonda district
DivisionNalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda
 • District collectorSmt. Hari Chandana Dasari (IAS)
 • Parliamentary constituenciesNalgonda
 • Assembly constituencies6 assembly seats
 • Superintendent of PoliceG. Chandana Deepthi IPS
 • Total7,122 km2 (2,750 sq mi)
 • Total1,618,416
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
 • Literacy65.05
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS – 05[1]
Major highwaysNH-65, NH-561, SH-2
Average annual precipitationNormal rainfall 751.0 mm; average rainfall 670.2 mm

Nalgonda district is a district in the Telangana state of India. Nalgonda district has the highest number of mandals in the state with 31 mandals.[2] The district shares boundaries with Suryapet, Rangareddy, Yadadri and Nagarkurnool districts and with the state boundary of Andhra Pradesh.

In terms of area, Nalgonda is the largest district with an area of 7222.78 km2 in the state.


Nalgonda is derived from two Telugu words Nalla (Black) & Konda (Hills) i.e. Black Hills.[3]


Main article: Telangana Rebellion

Nalgonda was earlier referred to as Neelagiri, the name given by some local rulers and the name was changed to Nallagonda only after its conquest by Allauddin Bahaman Shah, the founder of Bahmani Sultanate .

The district had a major role in the Telangana Rebellion.


The district is spread over an area of 7,122 square kilometres (2,750 sq mi).[4]


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

As of 2011 Census of India, Nalgonda district has a population of 1,618,416. Nalgonda has a sex ratio of 978 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 63.75%. 181,996 (11.25%) were under 6 years of age. 368,303 (22.76%) lived in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 292,951 (18.10%) and 209,252 (12.93%) of the population respectively.[6]

Languages of Nalgonda district (2011)[7]

  Telugu (81.75%)
  Lambadi (11.91%)
  Urdu (5.51%)
  Others (0.83%)

According to the 2011 census, 81.75% of the population spoke Telugu, 11.91% Lambadi and 5.51% Urdu as their first language.[7]

The Krishna River, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi River, Halia River and Paleru flow through the Nalgonda district.[8]


Nalgonda District with Talukas until to 1979

In 2006 the Indian government named Nalgonda one of the country's 250 poorest districts (out of a total of 640).[9] It is one of the thirty-three districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[9]


Goddess Deity relief near Nagarjunakonda
Nalgonda District 1905 to 1953

Nalgonda district is an agrarian district with water resources from the rivers, lakes, canals and ponds. The wells and borewells also support farming in the district. The farmers mainly grow crops such as paddy, and cotton. The climate of the district supports the production of paddy and groundnut seeds.[10][11]





Main article: List of villages in Nalgonda district

Power projects

Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) is building Yadadri Thermal Power Plant in Nalgonda District.[12] The 4000 megawatt thermal project is coming up in a phased manner at Veerlapalem in the district. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is appointed as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.[13]

Notable places in district

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into three revenue divisions: Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, and Devarakonda. These are sub-divided into 31 mandals and has 565 villages.[15] Prashanth Jeevan Patil is the present collector of the district.[16]


Nalgonda District Revenue divisions

The below table categorizes the mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:

Sr No. Nalgonda Division Miryalaguda Division Devarakonda Division
1 Chandur Dameracherla Chandampet
2 Chityal Miryalaguda Chintapally
3 Kanagal Vemulapally Devarakonda
4 Kattangur Anumula (Halia) Gundlapally
5 Gurrampode Nidamanur
6 Munugode Peddavoora Kondamallepally
7 Nakrekal Tripuraram Nampally
8 Nalgonda Madugulapally Marriguda
9 Narayanapur Thirumalagiri Sagar Pedda Adiserla Pally
10 Narketpally Adavi Devulapally Neredugommu
11 Shaligowraram
12 Thipparthy
13 Ghattuppal

See also


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  2. ^ "Census GIS India". Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Nalgonda travel guide". Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  4. ^ TSDPS. "Telangana State Development and planning society" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Population by Religion - Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  6. ^ "Know your district Plan your district - Suryapet" (PDF). Telangana State Remote Sensing Applications Centre.
  7. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  8. ^ "IRRIGATION PROFILE OF NALGONDA DISTRICT". Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Agriculture | Nalgonda,Government Of Telangana | India". Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Telangana | DISTRICTS OF INDIA". Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  12. ^ Yadadri Thermal Power Plant Project, Telengana, India (
  13. ^ "BHEL's largest Order: Super Critical 20,400 Cr Yadadri TPP –". Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Cheruvugattu , తెలుగు". Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  15. ^ "New districts". Andhra 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Who's who". 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.