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A view of Devarakonda Fort
|• Total||28.18 km2 (10.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Devarakonda's history dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries. It was ruled by the Recherla Padmanayaka Velama dynasty the last Hindu rulers who ruled entire Telangana and parts of andhra till simhachalam in north and venkatagiri in south along with their brothers of Rachakonda. Velamas of Devarakonda are the only Hindu rulers after the Kakathiyas who ruled Telugu areas. They defeated the Kondaveedu kingdoms capitals and bases from Telangana, where Padmanayaka Velamas had a strong influence on this area. Velama dhoras is the landlord of this particular huge area. It is near the district Nalgonda which has an area of 58km.
According to the 2001 India census, Devarakonda has 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.
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