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Devarakonda

Devarakonda
Town
A view of Devarakonda Fort
A view of Devarakonda Fort
Devarakonda is located in Telangana
Devarakonda
Devarakonda
Devarakonda is located in India
Devarakonda
Devarakonda
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 16°42′00″N 78°56′00″E / 16.7000°N 78.9333°E / 16.7000; 78.9333
Country India
State Telangana
District Nalgonda
Area[1]
 • Total 28.18 km2 (10.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 29,731
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TS
Website telangana.gov.in

Devarakonda is a town in the Nalgonda district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is a nagar panchayat in Devarakonda mandal of Devarakonda division.[2][3]

HISTORY: Devarakonda's history dates back to 13-14th century. It was ruled by RECHERLA PADMANAYAKA VELAMA DYNASTY along with their brothers of Rachakonda.Infact velamas of devarakonda are only hindu rulers after kakathiyas who ruled Telugu areas defeating kondaveedu kingdom with capital and base as Devarakonda from Telangana.where Padmanayaka velamas have a strong influence on this area. Velama dhora's of this particular area are the land lords with huge lands (area in acres ).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Devarakonda had a population of 37,434. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Devarakonda has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81% and, female literacy is 63%. In Devarakonda, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.[4]

Villages near Devarakonda

} Gollapally (A village known for Donthineni families (padmanayaka Velama dhora's) }Kandukur (A village known for Uppuganti families (padmanayaka velama dhora's) } Singarajupally (A village known for ponugoti families (padmnayaka velama dhora's)

References

  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Nalgonda" (PDF). Census of India. p. 13,386. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Division wise mandals list" (PDF). Official website of Nalgonda district. National Informatics Centre. pp. 11–12. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Nalgonda district info". Official website of Nalgonda district. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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