Nalgonda district


Nalgonda district
Nalgonda District Montage 1.png
Location of Nalgonda district in Telangana
Location of Nalgonda district in Telangana
DivisionNalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda
 • District collectorPrashanth Jeevan Patil I.A.S.
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesN Uttam Kumar Reddy
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies6 assembly seats
 • Total7,122 km2 (2,750 sq mi)
 • Total1,618,416
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
 • Literacy65.05
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS – 05[1]
Major highwaysNH-65, NH-561, SH-2
Average annual precipitationNormal rainfall 751.0 mm; average rainfall 670.2 mm
Nalgonda District Revenue divisions

Nalgonda district is a district in the Telangana state of India. Nalgonda district has the highest number of mandals in the state with 31 mandals.[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 District 1905 to 1953
Nalgonda District with Talukas until to 1979

Nalgonda was earlier referred to as Neelagiri, the name given by some local rulers and the name was changed to Nallagonda only after its conquest by Allauddin Bahaman Shah, the founder of Bahmani Sultanate .

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 7,122 square kilometres (2,750 sq mi).[4]


  Telugu (81.75%)
  Lambadi (11.91%)
  Urdu (5.51%)
  Others (0.83%)

As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,618,416. According to the 2011 census, 81.75% of the population spoke Telugu, 11.91% Lambadi and 5.51% Urdu as their first language.[4]

The Krishna River, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi River, Halia River and Paleru flow through the Nalgonda district.[citation needed]


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]





Notable places in District

  • Latif Saheb Hill in Nalgonda
  • Sri Chaya Someshwara Temple - 5 km (3.1 mi) from Nalgonda
  • Udaya Samudram -6 km (3.7 mi) from Nalgonda
  • Devarkonda Fort - 60 km (37 mi) from Nalgonda
  • Nagarjuna sagar Dam - 64 km (40 mi) from Nalgonda

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] Prashanth Jeevan Patil 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

See also


  1. ^ "Vehicle Registration Codes for New Districts in Telangana".
  2. ^ "Census GIS India". Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Nalgonda travel guide". Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "New districts". Andhra 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Who's who". 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.

External links

  • Official website
  • Nalgonda factfile at
  • Neelagiri to Nalgonda. page 160