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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Adilabad district.
عادل آباد
Adilabad is located in Telangana
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
Named for Mohammed Adil Shah
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 117,388
 • Metro[2] 139,103
Demonym Adilabadi
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 504001
Vehicle registration TS-01

Adilabad is a Municipal town in Adilabad district of Telangana, India.As of 2011 Census, it had a population of 117,388. It is the headquarters of Adilabad district.


Adilabad derives its name from the erstwhile ruler of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah. It is the northernmost district of Nizam state of the Deccan region. Historically, rahim has been home to a variety of cultures. Owing to its position at the border of central and southern India, it has been ruled by North Indian dynasties like the Mauryas and the Mughals and South Indian dynasties like the Satavahanas and the Chalukyas. The current culture of the district incorporates significant elements of the neighboring Marathi culture into the native Telugu culture. However a multicultural society exists here with Bengali, Malayali, Rajasthani and Gujarati people living in harmony.


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 6km 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.


As of 2011 India census, Adilabad had a population of 117,388 and urban agglomeration population of 139,103.[2] Males constitute 70,403 of the population and females 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.[3]


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 forty-two Lok Sabha constituencies in the Indian state of Telangana and consists of eight Legislative Assembly segments. It is a Legislative assembly constituency in Telangana.


There are many schools, degree, pg colleges and universities. Basara IIIT International College (Its Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Basara), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, 32 Andhra NCC Battalion, etc.



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, Nellore, Tirupati, Patna, Nagpur, Varanasi, Allahabad etc.


National Highway 7 now NH 44 (the largest NH in India) 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.ut Hyderabad is most preferred.

Emu farm[edit]

Siri emu farm is located 5 kilometres from the town, it is the first of its kind to rear Australian birds, it is a substitute to regular traditional form of agriculture.

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]


  1. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Adilabad Pin code". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:37:30 -0700

“The dry spells should be of 21 days and above, rainfall deficit should be about 75 per cent, reduction in sown area should be by over 50 per cent as also the loss in productivity for a given district to be declared as drought hit,” explains Adilabad ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:33:45 -0700

ADILABAD: The district has 17 market yards and 85 godowns with a storage capacity of 65,920 tonnes. However, most of the godowns are utilised by other departments like the civil supplies taking 17 godowns with 14,600 tonnes capacity and Cotton ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:41:26 -0700

We begin today a column to unveil the less frequented places or spots which have seen sparse tourist footfalls across Telangana. Here's a peek into Adilabad, which is endowed with several such places. What is a perfect haven for avid bikers or a ...
The Hindu
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:57:09 -0700

The Adilabad Zilla Parishad general body on Wednesday unanimously resolved to seek drought-hit status for the district in order to mitigate problems of farmers, who are reeling under a dry spell. The resolution was moved by Adilabad MP G. Nagesh at the ...
The New Indian Express
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:33:30 -0700

The aerodrome gound in Adilabad is 436 acres. Previous district collector, Babu Ahmed who took special interest, had got the land surveyed and identified 1000 acres of surrounding land for the aerodrome's development. However after his transfer the ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:17:40 -0700

Congress MLA from Mudhole G. Vittal Reddy joining the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Wednesday ended that party's representation in the Legislative Assembly from Adilabad as he was its lone winner in the last election. His move has not come as a ...
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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:55:06 -0700

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:48:35 -0700

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