|District of Telangana|
|• District collector||Sarfaraz Ahmed|
|• Total||2,379 km2 (919 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||993|
|Website||[karimnagar.nic.in Official website]|
Karimnagar was originally called Elagandala. 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.
The district is spread over an area of 2,379.07 square kilometres (918.56 sq mi). 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. It has a single municipal corporation (Karimnagar) and two Nagar-Panchayats(Huzurabad and Jammikunta).
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. Sarfaraz Ahmed is the present collector of the district.
The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:
|S.No.||Karimnagar revenue division||Huzurabad revenue division|
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). It is one of the nine districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
- P. V. Narasimha Rao, Former Prime Minister of India
- Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, writer, Jnanpith Award recipient.
- Justice N. Kumarayya, Retired Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh & ex-judge, World Bank Administrative Tribunal
- Midde Ramulu (Oggu Katha artist from Hanmajipet village)
- Anabheri Prabhakar Rao, Freedom Fighter and Telangana Rebellion Martyr
- Mallojula Koteswara Rao
- G. Ram Reddy, architect of distance education and the father of open learning in India.
- Paidi Jairaj, film actor, director and producer. He was recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in 1980.
- Siva Reddy, popular Telugu language comedian and actor.
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||Adilabad district||Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra|
|Medak district||Husnabad||Warangal district|
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