Mahbubnagar

Mahabubnagar is a city in Mahbubnagar district of the Indian state of Telangana named after the 6th Nizam - Mir Mahbub Ali Khan. It is the headquarters of Mahbubnagar mandal in Mahbubnagar revenue division.[3] The city is also the largest in the district with an area of 39.64 km2 (15.31 sq mi) and 7th most populous in the state.[4]

Mahbubnagar

Palamoor
The biggest banayan tree (Pillalamarri), symbol of the district
The biggest banayan tree (Pillalamarri), symbol of the district
Nickname(s): 
Paalamooru
Mahbubnagar is located in Telangana
Mahbubnagar
Mahbubnagar
Mahbubnagar is located in India
Mahbubnagar
Mahbubnagar
Coordinates: 16°45′N 78°00′E / 16.75°N 78.00°ECoordinates: 16°45′N 78°00′E / 16.75°N 78.00°E
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
RegionDeccan
DistrictMahbubnagar District
Founded byMahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI
Named forMahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI
Government
 • BodyMahbubnagar Municipal Council
 • Collector & District MagistrateDr. Ronold Ros IAS
 • MLASrinivas Goud (TRS)
 • MPJithender Reddy (TRS)
Elevation
498 m (1,634 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total217,942
 • Density167/km2 (430/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu,
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
50900x
Telephone code+91-08542
Vehicle registrationTS-06[2]
Sex ratio0.973 /
Lok Sabha constituencyMahbubnagar

Etymology

Mahbubnagar is also known with the name, Palamoor.[5] The city also has an older name "Rukmammapet."

Geography

Mahbubnagar is located at 16°44′N 77°59′E / 16.73°N 77.98°E.[6] It has an average elevation of 498 metres (1633 feet). The city of Mahbubnagar is located at a distance of 98 km from Hyderabad 108 km from Kurnool and 105 km from Raichur.

Demographics

As of 2011 census, Mahbubnagar had a population of 217,942. The total population constitute, 110,955 males and 106,987 females—a sex ratio of 964 females per 1000 males.[1] It is the 9th largest city of south India by number of auto rickshaws, and 2nd in Telangana after Hyderabad.

Governance

Mahbubnagar municipality is the civic body of the city, which was constituted in 1942 as a third grade municipality. It was upgraded to second grade in 1959, to first grade in 1983 and finally to Special grade municipality in 2004.[4] It is spread over an area of 98.64 km2 (38.09 sq mi).[7] Mahbubnagar urban agglomeration consists of Mahbubnagar municipality, census towns of Boyapalle, Yenugonda and the out growths of Mahbubnagar (rural) (full), Yedira (part) village.[3]

Transport

Mahabubnagar Railway Station
Mahabubnagar railway station

The city is connected to major cities and towns by means of road and railways. National and state highways that pass through the city are NH 164, State highway 20 and 23. TSRTC operates buses to various destinations from Mahbubnagar bus station of the city.[8] The city has rail connectivity with the presence of Mahbubnagar Main Station, Mahbubnagar Town, Yenugonda Station and Diviti Pally Stations.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "Basic Information". Official website of Mahbubnagar Municipality. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "District Census Handbook – Mahbubnagar" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 12–13. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Mahbubnagar Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  5. ^ "About Mahbubnagar". Official website of Mahabubnagar Municipality. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  6. ^ "redirect to /world/IN/02/Mahbubnagar.html". fallingrain.com.
  7. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Bus Stations". TSRTC. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  9. ^ C.Chandra Kanth Rao. "Encyclopedia in Telugu (Gona Buddha Reddy)". cckraopedia.blogspot.in.

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