Mahbubnagar district

Mahbubnagar District

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Description:
Mahabubnagar or Mahboobnagar (, ),(formerly called as nagar kurnul district) also known as Palamooru () is a district in the Andhra Pradesh state of India, in the Telangana region. It is named after its largest city and district headquarters, Mahabubnagar.

It is the second largest district in the state in terms of area. It is located away from the state capital Hyderabad.

The largest towns in the district are Mahabubnagar, Narayanpet, Atmakur, Achampet, Gadwal, Wanaparthy, Jadcherla, Kalwakurthy, Shadnagar, Kodangal, Amarchintha, Makhtal, Alampur, Kollapur and Nagarkurnool.

Information about MAHABUBNAGAR

This place was formerly known as "Rukmammapeta" and "Palamooru". The name was changed to Mahabubnagar on 4th December 1890, in honour of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869-1911 AD). It has been the headquarters of the district since 1883 AD. The Mahabubnagar region was once known as Cholawadi or the land of the Cholas'. It is said that the famous Golconda diamonds including famous "KOHINOOR" diamond came from Mahabubnagar district.

Demographics

Mahabubnagar district had a population of 3,513,934 as of 2001, of which only 10.57 percent lived in the district head-quarters. The majority of the residents live in rural areas.

The primary languages spoken are Telugu, Urdu and Hindi.

Government

There are 1553 Revenue Villages, 1347 Grama Panchayatis, 64 Mandals and five Revenue Divisions. Mahabubnagar district also...
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