Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh
'Rukmammapeta' 'Palamoor.
—  city  —
The Biggest banayan tree (Pillalamarri), Symbol of district
Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh
Location of Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 16°45′N 78°00′E / 16.75°N 78.00°E / 16.75; 78.00Coordinates: 16°45′N 78°00′E / 16.75°N 78.00°E / 16.75; 78.00
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Mahabubnagar
Commissioner Obedhulla Kothwal
MLA N. Rajeshwar Reddy
MP K. Chandrashekar Rao
Parliamentary constituency Mahabubnagar Lok Sabha
Planning Agency Mahabubnagar Municipal Corporation


130,849 (2001)

167 /km2 (433 /sq mi)

Sex ratio 0.973 /
Official languages Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

• Coastline

18,432 square kilometres (7,117 sq mi)

498 metres (1,634 ft)
0 kilometres (0 mi)


• Summer
• Winter

Semi-arid (Köppen)

     803 mm (31.6 in)
     35.0 °C (95.0 °F)
     40.9 °C (105.6 °F)
     25.0 °C (77.0 °F)


Mahabubnagar or Mahboobnagar (Telugu: మహబూబ్ నగర్, Urdu: محبوب نگر) is the biggest town in Mahabubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The city of Mahabubnagar is located at a distance of 100 km from Hyderabad. Formerly known as, Rukmammapeta and Palamoor, it was named as Mahabubnagar on 4 December 1890, in the honour of Mir Mahabub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869-1911 AD). It has been the headquarters of the district since 1883 AD. Mahabubnagar is bordered with River Tungabhadra in the south and surrounded by the Nalgonda, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Raichur and Gulbarga districts. It is believed that the Golconda diamonds including famous "KOHINOOR" diamond came from Mahabubnagar district. It is the headquarter of Mahabubnagar District. It is also known by its erstwhile name of Palamoor. It is 100 km southwest of the state capital Hyderabad.[1]



Mahabubnagar is located at 16°44′N 77°59′E / 16.73°N 77.98°E / 16.73; 77.98.[2] It has an average elevation of 498 metres (1633 feet).


As of 2011 India census,[3] Mahabubnagar had a population of 210,143. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mahabubnagar has an average literacy rate of 82.5%, higher than the national average of 74.04.%: male literacy is 89.33%, and female literacy is 76.26%. In Mahabubnagar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.



Mahabubnagar has bus services, arranged by state owned APSRTC, to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kurnool and Mumbai. The town is at a distance of 100 km,and 120 km from Hyderabad, and Kurnool respectively. Bus frequency from Hyderabad and Kurnool is very good. It is well connected with all towns of Mahabubnagar district. Best way to reach Mahabubnagar is to travel by National Highway 7 (India) (NH 7 connecting KanyaKumari and Varanasi) and divert at Jadcherla, which is 14 km from this town.


The broad gauge railway line connecting Bengaluru and Hyderabad, Chennai Egmore and Kachiguda (Hyderabad), and New Delhi and Tirupati passes through the city. There are daily passenger trains to Hyderabad, Kurnool throughout the day. There is no means of electrical trains passing till 2004 but later on from 2005 march 18 electrical trains are successfully running through this area. Hazrath Nijamuddin and Venkatadri express are some major electrical trains going through this area. There are three stations in Mahabubnagar - Mahabubnagar Main Station, Mahabubnagar Town Station ( only for passenger trains )and Yenugonda (only for passenger trains) Station. They are determined by coal and diesel till 2004 but later means of transport by trains is electrical.


Shamshabad International Airport is the nearest airport (approx. 90 km).



Famous Government schools

  • Basic Practicing High School
  • Model Basic School
  • Girls High school
  • Police Line High School
  • Modern High School

Also the town boasts of many private schools (Authors - please refrain from advertising)


Engineering Colleges

  • Jaya Prakash Narayan Educational Society Group of Institutions - School of Engineering & School of Pharmacy (EAMCET code - JPNC)
  • Jayaprakash Narayan College of Engineering(JPNCE) (EAMCET code - JPNE)
  • Sree Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology and Science(SVITS) (EAMCET code - VITS)

Medical Colleges

  • SVS Medical College
  • SVS Dental College
  • SVS Nursing College

Polytechnic Colleges

  • Government Polytechnic college

MCA Colleges

  • Adarsha PG College
  • Government PG College
  • Al-madina college of computer science

Degree Colleges

  • Sri Vasavi Degree College
  • NTR Govt. Degree college for Women
  • Govt.MVS Degree college
  • PHRM Degree College
  • Adarsha Degree College
  • Swami Vivekananda Degree College
  • Goutami Degree college
  • Sri Chaitanya Degree College

MSc Colleges

  • Sri Chaitanya PG College (Chemistry)
  • Adarsha PG College
  • Swami Vivekananda College
  • Goutami PG college


Cricket is the predominant sport in the town. Apart from this athletics, basketball and various indoor games are given preference.

  • Mahabubnagar District Sports Ground, generally referred to as 'Stadium', organises intra, inter district matches/games.
  • Many people use Govt. Junior College ground for practice purposes


Latest General Elections were held on 16 April 2009 in Mahabubnagar and the following are winners:

Mahabubnagar Theatres

  • There are good number of theaters in town viz., Tirumala, Srinivasa, Venkatadri (these theaters are located in same complex), Nartaki, Natraj(located in same complex), Hanuman(near Clock Tower), Sri Krishna(New Gunj), Maheshwari (Srinivasa Colony), Srinivasa,Menaka,Venkateshwara

Useful Information

  • Railway Station code for Mahabubnagar main station is "MBNR"

Notable persons

  • B. Venkateshwarlu - Journalist, Film Director, Writer and Nandi Award Winner. He is the first person, who got Nandi Award from Mahabubnagar District.
  • Gorati Venkanna - Lyricist, singer

Gadiyarram Ramakrishna sarma: notable writer. He saved and worked for anciant alampur Jogulamba Temple.

Places of Tourist interest

1. Pillala marri... It is very big Banyan Tree, 8 km from Mahaboob naagar. It is believed that the tree is five hundred years of age. 2. Alampur is very famous for its Temple complex. Some of Temples located here were reconstructed which were brought from Nagarjuna Sagar valley before construction of Nagarjuna sagar.

Members of Parliament

  • Shri. Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (TRS)


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