Ranga Reddy district

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Ranga Reddy district (abbr. R. R. district) is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. The district headquarters is located at Lakdikapool, Hyderabad.[2][3] The district was named after the former deputy chief minister of the United Andhra Pradesh, K. V. Ranga Reddy.[4] The district shares boundaries with Nalgonda, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Hyderabad, Medchal–Malkajgiri, Nagarkurnool, Mahabubnagar, Sangareddy and Vikarabad districts.

Ranga Reddy district
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Nickname: 
RR District
Ranga Reddy district
Location in Telangana
Coordinates: 17°18′N 78°06′E / 17.3°N 78.1°E / 17.3; 78.1Coordinates: 17°18′N 78°06′E / 17.3°N 78.1°E / 17.3; 78.1
Country India
State Telangana
HeadquartersShamshabad
Mandals27
Founded15 August 1978
Founded byGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
Named forK. V. Ranga Reddy
Government
 • TypeDistrict Collectorate
 • District CollectorAmoy Kumar, IAS
Area
 • District of Telangana7,500 km2 (2,900 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • District of Telangana3,919,398
 • Rank2nd
 • Density486/km2 (1,260/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,420,152
 • Rural
1,026,113
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500 0XX, 501 5XX, 501 2XX, 501 1XX, 509 3XX
Telephone code91-, 040, 08413, 08414, 08417
Vehicle registrationTS–07, AP-28(old)[1]
Websiterangareddy.telangana.gov.in

HistoryEdit

The district was formed in 1978 when it was split from Hyderabad district.[5][6] Originally named Hyderabad Rural district, it was renamed after Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy, a freedom fighter who fought for the independence of Telangana from the Nizams and who went on to become the deputy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.[7] In 2016, it was carved out during the district's reorganisation to create the new Vikarabad district and Medchal–Malkajgiri district.[4]

GeographyEdit

Ranga Reddy District occupies an area of approximately 7,500 square kilometres (2,900 sq mi).[8]

A freshwater reservoir, called Osman Sagar, Himayath Sagar, on the river Musi at Gandipet, is the prime drinking water source for the capital city of Hyderabad/Secunderabad.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census, Ranga Reddy District has a population of 2,446,265, of which 1,254,184 were males and 1,192,081 were females.[9] The Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males) was 950. The rural population in the district was 1,026,113 (41.95%) while the urban population was 1420152 (58.05%). The literacy rate was calculated to be 71.95%, higher than the state's literacy rate of 66.54%.[10][11]

EconomyEdit

In 2006 the Indian government named Ranga Reddy one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[12] It is one of the 33 districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[12]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district will have five revenue divisions: Chevella, Ibrahimpatnam, Rajendranagar, Kandukur and Shadnagar. They are sub-divided into 27 mandals.[3] Amoy Kumar IAS is the present collector of the district.[13][14]

Municipalities/Municipal CorporationsEdit

There are 12 Municipalities and 3 municipal corporations in Ranga Reddy district. They are Adibatla, Amangal, Badangpet, Bandlaguda Jagir, Ibrahimpatnam, Jalpally, Manikonda, Meerpet, Narsingi, Pedda Amberpet, Shadnagar, Shamshabad, Shankarpally, Thukkuguda, Thurkayamjal.

MandalsEdit

The table below categorizes mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[3]

# Chevella revenue division Ibrahimpatnam revenue division Kandukur revenue division Rajendranagar revenue division Shadnagar revenue division
1 Chevella Abdullapuramet Amangal Gandipet Chowderguda
2 Moinabad Hayathnagar Balapur Rajendranagar Farooqnagar
3 Shahbad Ibrahimpatnam Kandukur Serilingampally Keshampeta
4 Shankarpalle Madgul Kadthal Shamshabad Kondurg
5 Manchal Maheswaram Kothur
6 Yacharam Talakondapalle Nandigama
7 Saroornagar

Assembly constituenciesEdit

There are 8 assembly constituencies in Ranga Reddy district. They are Chevella, Rajendranagar, L. B. Nagar, Shadnagar, Serlingampally, Ibrahimpatnam and Maheshwaram, Kalwakurthy.


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Collectorate". Ranga Reddy district. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Rangareddy district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Ranga Reddy district set to shrink". The Hindu. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  5. ^ Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Salient Features of Rangareddy District". Rangareddy District Official Website. Collectorate Rangareddy District. Archived from the original on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  7. ^ "History | RangaReddy District Government of Telangana | India". Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  8. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti; et al., eds. (2010). "States and Union Territories: Andhra Pradesh: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1111–1112. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7.
  9. ^ ":: RANGAREDDY ::". Archived from the original on 6 March 2015.
  10. ^ "RANGAREDDY DISTRICT PROFILE | RangaReddy District Government of Telangana | India". Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  11. ^ "RANGAREDDY DISTRICT PROFILE" (PDF).
  12. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  13. ^ Mayabrahma, Roja (28 January 2020). "Suryapet collector Amoy Kumar transferred to Rangareddy". The Hans. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Telangana State Portal District Officials".