|Division||Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda|
|• District collector||RAHUL SHARMA .I.A.S.|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||N Uttam Kumar Reddy|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||6 assembly seats|
|• Total||7,122 km2 (2,750 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||TS – 05|
|Major highways||NH-65, NH-561, SH-2|
|Average annual precipitation||Normal 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. The district shares boundaries with Suryapet, Rangareddy, Yadadri and Nagarkurnool districts and with the state boundary of Andhra Pradesh.
Nalgonda is derived from two Telugu words Nalla (Black) & Konda (Hills) i.e. Black Hills.
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).
As of 2011[update] Census of India, the district has a population of 1,618,416. According to the 2011 census, 81.75% of the population spoke Telugu, 11.91% Lambadi and 5.51% Urdu as their first language.
The Krishna River, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi River, Halia River and Paleru flow through the Nalgonda district.
In 2006 the Indian government named Nalgonda one of the country's 250 poorest districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the thirty-three districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
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.
Main article: List of villages in Nalgonda district
Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) is building Yadadri Thermal Power Plant in Nalgonda District. 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.
The district is divided into three revenue divisions: Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, and Devarakonda. These are sub-divided into 31 mandals and has 565 villages. Prashanth Jeevan Patil is the present collector of the district.
The below table categorizes the mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:
|Sr No.||Nalgonda Division||Miryalaguda Division||Devarakonda Division|
|9||Narayanapur||Thirumalagiri Sagar||Pedda Adiserla Pally|