Suryapet district

Suryapet district is a district in the Indian state of Telangana.[2] The city of Suryapet is the district headquarters. The district has three revenue divisions Suryapet, Kodad and Huzurnagar. It is sub-divided into 23 mandals. The district shares boundaries with Nalgonda, Khammam, Yadadri, Jangaon and Mahabubabad districts and with Andhra Pradesh state.

Suryapet district
Pillalamarri temple
Suryapet district
Location in Telangana
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
Established2016
HeadquartersSuryapet
Mandalas23
Government
 • District collectorVinay Krishna Reddy[IAS]
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesNalgonda and Bhuvanagiri
Area
 • Total3,607 km2 (1,393 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,099,560
 • Density300/km2 (790/sq mi)
 • Urban
15.56%
Demographics
 • Literacy64.11%
 • Sex ratio996
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS–29[1]
Major highwaysNH-65, NH-365B, NH-365BB and SH-42
Websitesuryapet.telangana.gov.in
Suryapet District Revenue divisions

GeographyEdit

The district is spread over an area of 3,374.41 square kilometres (1,302.87 sq mi).[3] This district is bounded by Jangaon district, Mahabubabad district in the northeast, Khammam district in the east, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Nalgonda district in the west and Yadadri district Bhuvanagiri in the northwest.

DemographicsEdit

  Telugu (83.28%)
  Lambadi (11.24%)
  Urdu (4.97%)
  Others (0.51%)

As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,099,560.[3] According to the 2011 census, 83.28% of the population speaks Telugu, 11.24% Lambadi and 4.97% Urdu as their first language.[4]

The Krishna River and Musi River flow through the Suryapet district.

Major cityEdit

Major townsEdit

Culture and TourismEdit

  • Lingamanthula Swamy temple - 5 km from Suryapet
  • Sri Parvathi Mahadeva Nameshwara Temple and Chennakeshava Swamy temple, Pillalamarri - 6 km from Suryapet
  • Dandu Maisamma temple - 12 km from Suryapet
  • Sri Undrugonda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Undrugonda - 13 km from Suryapet
  • Musi Reservoir - 27 km from Suryapet
  • Phanigiri Buddhist Site - 42 km from Suryapet
  • Ananthagiri Hill - 54 km from Suryapet
  • Janapadu Dargah-55 km from Suryapet
  • Swayambu Shambhu Lingeshwara Temple, Mellacheruvu - 63 km from Suryapet
  • Mattapalli Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Mattapalli - 80 km from Suryapet

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district has three revenue divisions of Suryapet, Kodad and Huzurnagar revenue division. It is sub-divided into 23 mandals.[5] Amoy kumar is the present collector of the district.[6].The district consists of five municipalities. Suryapet, Kodad, Huzurnagar, Thirumalagiri and Neredcherla are the five municipalities.

MandalsEdit

S.No. Suryapet revenue division Kodad revenue division Huzurnagar revenue division
1 Suryapet Chilkur Palakeedu
2 Chivvemla Ananthagiri Huzurnagar
3 Mothey Kodad Mellachervu
4 Jajireddygudem Munagala Mallareddygudem
5 Nuthankal Nadigudem Mattampally
6 Penpahad Nereducherla
7 Athmakur(S) Garidepally
8 Thirumalagiri
9 Thungathurthy
10 Nagaram
11 Maddirala

Notable personalitiesEdit

Tollywood actors Kanta Rao, Prabhakar Reddy, Venu Madhav were from Suryapet District.

B. Santosh Babu, Army colonel and Maha Vir Chakra awardee killed during Galwan Valley clash

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Telangana New Districts Names 2016 Pdf TS 31 Districts List". Timesalert.com. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Suryapet district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  5. ^ "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily – Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  6. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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