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
Erakeshwara Temple, Pillalamarri
Location in Telangana
Location in Telangana
Suryapet district
 • District collectorVinay Krishna Reddy[IAS]
 • Parliament constituenciesNalgonda and Bhuvanagiri
 • Total3,607 km2 (1,393 sq mi)
 • Total1,099,560
 • Density300/km2 (790/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Literacy64.11%
 • Sex ratio996
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS–29[1]
Major highwaysNH-65, NH167,NH-365B, NH-365BB and SH-42

Geography edit

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 Bhuvanagiri in the northwest.

Demographics edit

Religion in Suryapet district (2011)[4]
Other or not stated

As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,099,560. Suryapet has a sex ratio of 996 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 64.11%. 110,136 (10.02%) were under 6 years of age. 171,039 (15.56%) lived in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 208,326 (18.95%) and 141,271 (12.85%) of the population respectively.[5]

Languages of Suryapet district (2011)[6]

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

At the time of the 2011 census, 83.28% of the population spoke Telugu, 11.24% Lambadi and 4.97% Urdu as their first language.[6]

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

Major city edit

Major towns edit

Villages edit

Culture and Tourism edit

  • 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
  • Sri Yarradri(Yarravaram) Dhulla Gutta Bala Vugra Lakshmi Narasimha Swami temple - 55 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 divisions edit

Suryapet District Revenue divisions

The district has three revenue divisions of Suryapet, Kodad and Huzurnagar revenue division. It is sub-divided into 23 mandals.[7] Amoy kumar is the present collector of the district.[8].The district consists of five municipalities. Suryapet, Kodad, Huzurnagar, Thirumalagiri and Neredcherla are the five municipalities.

Mandals edit

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 personalities edit

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 also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Telangana New Districts Names 2016 Pdf TS 31 Districts List". 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. ^ "New districts". Andhra 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Population by Religion - Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  5. ^ "Know your district Plan your district - Suryapet" (PDF). Telangana State Remote Sensing Applications Centre.
  6. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Andhra Pradesh". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  7. ^ "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily – Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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