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Teen minar Elgandal fort Karimnagar.jpg
Teen Minar at Elgandal Fort
Nickname(s): "City of Granites"

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Coordinates: 18°26′13″N 79°07′27″E / 18.43694, 79.12417Coordinates: 18°26′13″N 79°07′27″E / 18.43694, 79.12417
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Telangana
District Karimnagar
 • Body Karimnagar Municipal Corporation
 • Mayor D.Shankar
 • M.L.A Gangula Kamalakar
 • M.P Ponnam Prabhakar Goud
 • Total 23.99 km2 (9.26 sq mi)
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 299,660
 • Rank 12, AP
 • Density 11,115/km2 (28,790/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 505001
Telephone code 91-878-
Vehicle registration AP 15
Sex ratio 1014 /
HDI increase 0.572
HDI Category medium
Literacy 76%
Planning agency Karimnagar Municipal Corporation
Climate Tropical (Köppen)
Precipitation 995 millimetres (39.2 in)
Avg. annual temperature 31 °C (88 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Karimnagar District (Telugu: కరీంనగర్ జిల్లా, Urdu: کریم نگر ضلع, pronounced [kəˈriːmnəɡər ˈzɪlaː]) is in the north-western region of Andhra Pradesh, Southern India. Karimnagar town is the district headquarters of the district that goes by the same name.

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[1]


Earlier, Karimnagar called as elagandala (Telugu: aలగండల) representing native Telangana people. Later on Nizams changed the name as Karimnagar which derives its name from Syed Karimullah Shah Saheb Quiladar, and was a centre for Vedic learning etc.


Karimnagar district occupies an area of 11,823 square kilometres (4,565 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to the Phillippines' Panay Island.[3] It is bounded on the north by Adilabad District, on the northeast by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh states, on the south by Warangal District, on the southwest by Medak District, and on the west by Nizamabad District. The largest town in the district is the Karimnagar with 550,000.


In 2006 the Indian government named Karminagar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Household indicatorsEdit

In 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences interviewed 1005 households in 40 villages across the district.[5] They found that 92.8 % had access to electricity, 94.9 % had drinking water, 36.9 % toilet facilities, and 26.8 % lived in a pucca (permanent) home.[5] 24.8 % of girls wed before the legal age of 18[6] and 79.1 % of interviewees carried a BPL card.[5]

Divisions Edit

1) karimnagar.

2) peddaplli.

3) manthani.

4) jagityal.

5) siricilla.

6) huzurabad.

Smt., Smita sabharwal, IAS is the collector of the district of Karimnagar.
Mr. Dr,Ravindhar, IPS is the Superintendent of Police of Karimnagar District.

Mandals Edit

Karimnagar district has 58 Mandals (Taluqas or revenue and administrative units)

1) Konaraopeta
2) Ibrahimpatnam
3) Mallapur
4) Raikal
5) Sarangapur
6) Dharmapuri
7) Velgatoor
8) Ramagundam
9) Kamanpur
10) Manthani
11) Kataram
12) Mahadevpur
13) Muttaram-Mahadevpur
14) Malhar
15) Muttaram-Manthani
16) Kalva Srirampur
17) Peddapalli
18) Julapalli
19) Dharmaram
20) Gollapally

21) Jagtial
22) Medipalli
23) Korutla
24) Metpally
25) Kathlapur
26) Chandurthi
27) Kodimial
28) Gangadhara
29) Mallial
30) Pegadapalle
31) Choppadandi
32) Sultanabad
33) Odela
34) Jammikunta
35) Veenavanka
36) Manakondur
37) Karimnagar
38) Ramadugu
39) Boinpalli

40) Vemulawada
41) Yellareddipet
42) Gambhiraopet
43) Mustabad
44) Sirsilla
45) Ellanthakunta
46) Bejjanki
47) Thimmapur
48) Kesavapatnam
49) Huzurabad
50) Kamalapur
51) Elkathurthi
52) Saidapur
53) Chigurumamidi
54) Koheda
55) Husnabad
56) Bheemadevarpalle
57) Eligedu
58) Mallapoor

Demographics Edit

According to the 2011 census Karimnagar district has a population of 3,811,738 ,[7] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[8] or the US state of Oregon.[9] This gives it a ranking of 67th in India (out of a total of 640).[7] The district has a population density of 322 inhabitants per square kilometre (830 /sq mi) .[7] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.16 %.[7] Karimnagar has a sex ratio of 1009 females for every 1000 males,[7] and a literacy rate of 64.87 %.[7]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Andhra Pradesh: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1111–1112. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. "Panay 12,011" 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08: India. Andhra Prades" (PDF). International Institute for Population Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  6. ^ "How Do I? : Obtain Marriage Certificate". National Portal Content Management Team, National Informatics Centre. 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-03. "To be eligible for marriage, the minimum age limit is 21 for males and 18 for females." 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  8. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est." 
  9. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Oregon 3,831,074" 
  10. ^

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