Ranga Reddy district

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Ranga Reddy District

Hyderabad Metropolitan Region
Rangareddy District Montage. Clockwise from top left: Lord Venkateshwara temple at Chevella; Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad; residential buildings in Miyapur.
Rangareddy District Montage. Clockwise from top left: Lord Venkateshwara temple at Chevella; Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad; residential buildings in Miyapur.
Nickname(s): 
Cyberabad
Location in Telangana, India
Location in Telangana, India
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
StateTelangana
HeadquartersShamshabad
Founded15 August 1978
Named forKonda Venkata Ranga Reddy
Government
 • TypeZilla Parishad (part), GHMC (part)
 • BodyHMDA part
 • MPG. Ranjith Reddy
Area
 • Total5,031 km2 (1,942 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,446,265
 • Rank2nd
 • Density486/km2 (1,260/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500 0XX, 501 5XX, 501 2XX, 501 1XX
Telephone code91-, 040, 08413, 08414, 08417
Vehicle registrationTS–07, AP-28(old)[1]
District CollecterLokesh Kumar, IAS
District police officerVC. Sajjanar, IPS, Cyberabad Commissioner, Mahesh Bhagwat, IPS, Rachakonda commissionerate
Websiterangareddy.telangana.gov.in

Ranga Reddy district, abbreviated as, R R district and also known as Cyberabad district and formerly known as Hyderabad Rural, is one of the 33 districts in the Indian state of Telangana. The district headquarters is located at Shamshabad.[2][3] The district was named after the former deputy chief minister of the joint state of Andhra Pradesh, Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy.[4] The district shares boundaries with Nalgonda, Yadadri, Hyderabad, Medchal, Nagarkurnool, Mahabubnagar, Sangareddy and Vikarabad districts.

History[edit]

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. In 2016, it was carved out during the district's reorganisation to create the new Vikarabad district and Medchal–Malkajgiri district.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

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.

Demographics[edit]

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.[8]

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Indian government named Ranga Reddy one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[9] It is one of the 33 districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[9]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district will have five revenue divisions: Chevella, Ibrahimpatnam, Rajendranagar, Kandukur and Shadnagar. They are sub-divided into 27 mandals.[2] Ranghunandan Rao is the present collector of the district.[10]

Mandals[edit]

The table below categorizes mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[2]

# 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 constituencies[edit]

There are 7 assembly constituencies in Ranga Reddy district. They are Chevella, Rajendranagar, L. B. Nagar, Shadnagar, Serlingampally, Ibrahimpatnam and Maheshwaram.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Shamshabad to be Ranga Reddy district". Deccan Chronicle. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Ranga Reddy district set to shrink". The Hindu. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  5. ^ Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  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. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (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.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  8. ^ http://www.rangareddy.telangana.gov.in/rangareddy/censusRangareddy.apo
  9. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  10. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.