Karimnagar district

This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Karimnagar.
Karimnagar district
కరీంనగర్ జిల్లా
District of Telangana
Country India
State Telangana
Headquarters Karimnagar
  District collector Sarfaraz Ahmed
  Total 2,379 km2 (919 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 1,005,711
  Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
  Urban 30.72%
  Literacy 69.16%
  Sex ratio 993
Vehicle registration TS–02[1]
Website [karimnagar.nic.in Official website]
Karimnagar District Revenue divisions

Karimnagar district is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. The city of Karimnagar is the district headquarters.


Karimnagar was originally called Elagandala.[2] Later Kannada kingdoms such as Western Chalukyas ruled it. It was part of the great Satavahana Empire. Later, Nizams changed the name to Karimnagar, derived from the name of Syed Karimullah Shah Saheb Quiladar.


Due to the districts re-organisation in October 2016, the district was carved out to form three new districts of Jagtial district, Peddapalli district and Siricilla district.[3]


The district is spread over an area of 2,379.07 square kilometres (918.56 sq mi).[3] Karimnagar shares it boundaries with Jagtial and Peddapalli district on north, Warangal Urban district and Siddipet district on south, Rajanna District on the East and Jayashankar Bhupalpally District on west.


As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 10,05,711.It has a literacy rate of 69.16% and density of 423 persons per sq.km., making it fifth most literate and densely populated district among 31 districts of Telangana. Total urban population of the district is 3,08,984, which is 30.72% of total population.[4] It has a single municipal corporation (Karimnagar) and two Nagar-Panchayats(Huzurabad and Jammikunta).

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into two revenue divisions of Karimnagar and Huzurabad. These are sub-divided into sixteen mandals. There are 210 revenue villages and 276 Gram-Panchyats in the district.[3] Sarfaraz Ahmed is the present collector of the district.[5]


The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[6]

S.No.Karimnagar revenue division Huzurabad revenue division
1 Kothapalli Veenavanka
2 Karimanagar V.Saidapur
3 Karimnagar (rural) Sankarapatnam
4 Manakondur Huzurabad
5 Timmapur Jammikunta
6 Vadlur-Begumpet Ellandakunta
7 Gangadhar
8 Ramadugu
9 Choppadandi
10 Chigurumamidi


Granite industry of the district include, Tan Brown and Maple Red variety of granite. In Karimnagar district, there are over 600 stone quarries spread over several mandals such as Karimnagar, Manakondur, Mallial, Kesavapatnam etc.

In 2006, the Indian government named undivided Karminagar district as one of the country's 250 most impoverished districts (out of 640).[7] It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[7]

Notable people

See also


  1. http://www.sakshipost.com/telangana/2016/10/13/vehicle-registration-codes-for-new-districts-in-telangana
  2. "District Census Handbook – Adilabad" (PDF). Census of India. p. 9. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. http://epaper.sakshi.com/984919/Karimnagar-District/30-10-2016#page/10/2
  5. "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  6. "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily - Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. 1 2 Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  8. http://www.indianembassy.org/PV/pv.pdf
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Coordinates: 18°26′13″N 79°07′27″E / 18.43694°N 79.124167°E / 18.43694; 79.124167

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