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Nalgonda district

Nalgonda district
District of Telangana
Location of Nalgonda district in Telangana
Location of Nalgonda district in Telangana
Country India
State Telangana
Administrative division Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda
Headquarters Nalgonda
Tehsils 31
 • District collector Gaurav Uppal
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Gutha Sukhender Reddy
 • Assembly seats 6 assembly seats
 • Total 2,449.79 km2 (945.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,631,399
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Literacy 65.05
Vehicle registration TS - 05 [1]
Major highways NH-65, NH-561, SH-2
Average annual precipitation Normal rainfall 751.0 mm; average rainfall 670.2 mm mm
Website Official website
Nalgonda District Revenue divisions

Nalgonda district is a district in the Telangana state of India. It has a population of 3,483,648, of which 13.32% is urban as of 2011.[2] 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.[3]


Nalgonda was earlier referred to as Neelagiri, the name given by some Rajput rulers and the name was changed to Nallagonda only after its conquest by Allauddin Bahaman Shah, Bahamani king.

Goddess Deity relief near Nagarjunakonda
Lateef Saheb Darga at Nalgonda

The district had a major role in the Telangana Rebellion.


The district is spread over an area of 2,449.79 square kilometres (945.87 sq mi).[4]


As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,631,399.[4]

The Krishna River, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi River, Halia River and Paleru flow through the Nalgonda district. The district is much affected by high fluorine content in the water.


Pochampally fancy silk saris

In 2006 the Indian government named Nalgonda one of the country's 250 poorest districts (out of a total of 640).[5] It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[5]

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.[4] Gaurav Uppal is the present collector of the district.[6]


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

# Nalgonda Division Miryalaguda Division Devarakonda Division
1 Chandur Dameracherla Chandampet
2 Chityal Miryalaguda Chintapally
3 Kanagal Vemulapally Devarakonda
4 Kattangur Haaliya Gundlapally
5 Gurrampode Nidamanur Gurrampood
6 Munugode Peddavoora Konda Mallepally
7 Nakrekal Tripuraram Nampally
8 Nalgonda Madugulapally Marriguda
9 Narayanapur Thirumalagiri (Sagar) Pedda Adiserla Pally
10 Narketpally Adavi Devulapally Neredu Gomma
11 Shaligowraram Ashok Nagar
12 Thipparthy
13 Kodakanla
TSRTC busbay at Nalgonda

Notable personalities

Tollywood actors Uttej and Venu Madhav, TV anchor Anasuya Bharadwaj, lyricist Suddala Ashok Teja and Telugu film director N. Shankar are from Nalgonda district.

See also


  1. ^ []
  2. ^ "Census GIS India". Archived from the original on 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Nalgonda travel guide". Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  4. ^ a b c "New districts". Andhra 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 

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