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Devarakonda

Devarakonda
Town
A view of Devarakonda Fort
A view of Devarakonda Fort
Devarakonda is located in Telangana
Devarakonda
Devarakonda
Location in Telangana, India
Devarakonda is located in India
Devarakonda
Devarakonda
Devarakonda (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 UTC+5:30 (IST)
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 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.

Demographics

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.[4]

Villages near Devarakonda

  • Gollapally (known for Donthineni families)
  • Kandukur (known for Uppuganti families)
  • Singarajupally (known for Ponugoti families)
  • Vavilkole
  • Kamepally
  • Thatikole
  • Myanampally
  1. Neredugommu

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.