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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->See Adilabad district for information related to the district.

Adilabad (, ), is a town and a municipality in Adilabad district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has a population of 108,233 (agglomeration 2,58,233) (2006 census). It is the headquarters of the district of the same name.


Adilabad derives its name from the erstwhile ruler of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah. During Rashtrakuta regime, this town/village was known as Edlawada () which means "land of Oxen" It was created out of a sub-district named Sirpur-Tandur in 1905.

Historically, Adilabad has been home to a variety of cultures. Owing to its position at the border of central and southern India, it has been ruled by North Indian dynasties like the Mughals and the Mauryas and South Indian dynasties like the Satavahanas and the Chalukyas. The current culture of the district incorporates significant elements of the neighboring Marathi culture into the native Telugu culture. However a multicultural society exists here with Bengali, Malayali and Gujarati people living in harmony.


Adilabad has an average elevation of 264&nbsp;metres (866&nbsp;feet).Adilabad district also consists of many landscapes like Kuntala Waterfalls, Sahyadri mountains,rivers like the Godavari, Penaganga, Pranahitha, etc. The district is also famous for the temple town Basara, where the shrine of goddess Saraswathi exists. People from the entire...
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