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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
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 117,388
 • Rank 1st (in disctrict) 9th(in telangana state)
Demonym Adilabadi
 • Official Urdu & Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 504001
Vehicle registration TS-01[2]
Lok Sabha constituency Adilabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Adilabad

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 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.


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.


As of 2011 India census, Adilabad had a population of 117,388 and urban agglomeration population of 139,103.[3] 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.[4]


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.


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.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]


  1. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adilabad Pin code". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 

External links[edit]

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