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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Adilabad district.
Adilabad
ఆదిలాబాద్
City
Adilabad is located in Telangana
Adilabad
Adilabad
Location in Telangana
Coordinates: 19°40′12″N 78°31′48″E / 19.67000°N 78.53000°E / 19.67000; 78.53000Coordinates: 19°40′12″N 78°31′48″E / 19.67000°N 78.53000°E / 19.67000; 78.53000
Country India
State Telangana
District Adilabad
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 117,388
 • Rank 9th (in state)
Demonym Adilabadi
Languages
 • Official Telugu, urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 504001
Vehicle registration TS-01[2]
Lok Sabha constituency Adilabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Adilabad

Adilabad is a city in Adilabad district of the Indian state of Telangana.[3] It is a municipality, that serves as the headquarters of Adilabad district.[4] As of 2011 census, it had a population of 117,388 and an urban agglomeration population of 139,103.[1][5]

History[edit]

Adilabad was ruled by many dynasties like the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Qutub Shahis & Asaf Jahis. Adilabad derives its name from the erstwhile ruler of Bijapur, Yusuf Adil Shah. It is the northernmost district of Nizam state (Asaf Jahi dynasty) founded by Nizam-ul-Mulk in the Deccan region. The current culture of the district incorporates significant elements. However a multicultural society exists here with Telugu pople, Marathi, Bengali, Malayali, Rajasthani and Gujarati people living in harmony.

Geography[edit]

Adilabad has an average elevation of 264 metres (866 feet). Adilabad district also consists of many landscapes like Kuntala waterfalls, Sahyadri mountains, rivers like the Godavari, Penaganga, Pranahitha, etc. The district shares its boundaries with Nizamabad and Karimnagar districts of Telangana to the south and with Nanded, Yavatmal, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts of Maharashtra on the West, North and East respectively. Most of the boundary is designated by the rivers Godavari and Penganga.

Mavala lake it located 6 km south side of Adilabad town, it was built during the Nizam period. Water from the lake is supplied to the town and serves the needs about 40% of people in it. There is a park adjacent to the lake. Adilabad is a hub for cotton mills.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Adilabad had a population of 117,388 and urban agglomeration population of 139,103.[5] Males constitute 70,403 of the population and females are 68,700. Adilabad has an average literacy rate of 80.15%. 15,390 of the population is under 6 years of age.[1]

Urdu is the native language of Adilabad while Telugu is the official Language. The other languages spoken are Gormati and Marathi as Adilabad is almost at the border to Maharastra. It is one of the richest districts of Telangana, containing 20% of state's wealth. About 75% of the district is covered with thick tropical moist deciduous forests, the second largest district in terms of forest coverage, next only to Khammam.[6]

Politics[edit]

The main section for this topic is on the page Adilabad (Lok Sabha constituency), in the section Members of Parliament.

Adilabad is one of the seventeen Lok Sabha constituencies in the Indian state of Telangana and consists of eight Legislative Assembly segments. It is a Legislative assembly constituency in Telangana.

Education[edit]

There are many schools, degree, pg colleges and universities. Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies in Basar, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, 32 Andhra NCC Battalion, etc., are.other renowned institutions.

Transport[edit]

Railway

Adilabad has a railway station on Mudkhed-Adilabad Section of Hyderabad (HYB) Division of South Central Railway (SCR). After Divisional adjustments in 2003, which saw the bifurcation of Hyderabad Division, Adilabad now comes under Nanded (NED) Division of SCR. It has direct train connectivity with Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Nanded, Vijayawada, Nagpur etc.

Roads

National Highway 7 passes through Adilabad making the road transport most easy. It is well connected to rest of India by road. Hyderabad is 310 km from here. Adilabad had an air strip which was destroyed by the Indian air force at the time of police action in 1948.Nagpur is just 196 km from here which is an added advantage.

Adilabad tourism[edit]

Adilabad offers its tourists a holistic holiday tour through its historical temples and monuments and shimmering waterfalls. These 3 star hotels, Restaurants, Sprawling Gardens and State-of-the-art Helicopter facility.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Census 2011" (PDF). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 10. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brief about Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Adilabad Pin code". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 

External links[edit]


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The Hindu
Sun, 24 May 2015 04:03:45 -0700

One person died of sunstroke in Adilabad District on Sunday while an unconfirmed report from Bejjur mandal said another person succumbed to severe dehydration. Gaikwad Gangaram, an auto driver died at the RIMS Hospital in Adilabad after being ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Thu, 14 May 2015 14:01:44 -0700

Three days ago, Adilabad district Congress leaders approached her and informed about Rahul's visit to the district and that he was keen to meet her family. “I have heard names of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. I hope his visit will bring some help from ...
 
The Hindu
Wed, 20 May 2015 17:11:15 -0700

Lolam Shamsunder has been re-elected president of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) western Adilabad unit, unanimously at the mini-Mahanadu organised at Adilabad on Wednesday. While, his election was an unanimous affair in the presence of State ST ...
 
The Hindu
Tue, 19 May 2015 04:37:30 -0700

Adilabad, on Tuesday, sizzled at a torturing 44 degree Celsius of maximum day temperature, the highest so far this summer. For the first time during this season the highest day temperature on Tuesday matched with the maximum day temperatures recorded ...

Financial Express

Financial Express
Thu, 14 May 2015 02:11:15 -0700

Rahul Gandhi will embark on a 15-km 'padyatra' (footmarch) in Telangana's Adilabad district tomorrow, highlighting the issues of farmers over which he has aggressively taken on Narendra Modi government. (PTI) ...
 
The Hindu
Wed, 20 May 2015 23:33:45 -0700

Three youngsters, all resident of Old Colony, Kagaznagar town in Adilabad District drowned in the under construction Jagannathput lift irrigation scheme reservoir on Thursday. The project is located a couple of kilometers away from the town and they ...
 
The Hindu
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:11:15 -0700

The Telangana Municipal Workers and Employees Union (TMWEU) affiliated to the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) on Monday staged a protest at the Collectorate gate here demanding regularising and enhancement of pay. According to A. Swamy, ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 17 May 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Adilabad Special Correspondent adds: Adilabad district performed dismally for the second consecutive year evident from the fact that it stood last in the order of districts. The pass percentage was a low 54.9 per cent about 1.5 percentage points lower ...
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