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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[3]

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.[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 seventen 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. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adilabad Pin code". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 

External links[edit]

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The Hindu
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:22:30 -0700

An exchange of fire between Maoists and Grey Hounds policemen took place in the forest near Markaguda village in Tiryani mandal of Adilabad district on Sunday around 9 am. Three extremists including the the Adilabad Divisional Committee Secretary ...

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 ...
Deccan Chronicle
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0700

ADILABAD: A few mandals in Adilabad district are in the grip of malaria, dengue fevers and the recent rains that lashed the district have worsened the situation with more people falling victims to the seasonal diseases. Two persons died of malaria in ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:21:43 -0700

Different varieties of storks started arriving at Adilabad after paddy cultivation picked up in the mandals along the Godavari river and in the interior mandals of Koutala, Bejjur, Dahegaon, Vemanpalli and Nennel in the last few years. The larger birds ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:58:00 -0700

The heavy rains in the last two days had claimed a life and left pursue of destruction in the shape of extensive damage to roads and houses in Asifabad Revenue Division in Adilabad district. While the streams swelled, the irrigation projects were ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:07:52 -0700

Just when it was thought that the teak trees in Adilabad forests will be spared of pestilence this monsoon, the Abia pleura larvae seem to appear from nowhere to feed on the leaves of trees. The dead leaves have taken a rusty colour thanks to the ...
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 Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:20:00 -0700

Sidam Bheemu, a member of the Kolam tribe of Babulguda in Jainoor mandal will now have to work in the field of his money-lender to clear the debt of Rs. 500 that he incurred to pay the quack from Nagalkonda who 'treated' his son Srikanth when he was ...

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