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Geography of Adilabad

Adilabad is the second largest in the newly formed Telangana. River Godavari flowing through this district separates it from Nizambad and Karimnagar districts. Towards its north are Yavatmal and Chanda districts, on the south is Karimnagar district and Nizamabad district is towards the west along with Nanded district of Maharashtra state.

Map of Adilabad District

Climate in Adilabad

The summers in Adilabad are hot and dry and last from the month of March to May. December to February is winter season while July is the time when there are incessant rains. June to September is South-West monsoon season. The normal annual rainfall is 1044.5 mm. It is very cold in the month of December.

The Mavala lake is only 6 kms towards the south of Adilabad and was built during the Nizam period. Water from the lake is supplied to Adilabad. There is a park also just adjacent to this lake.

Principal crops are jowar, paddy, cotton, wheat, maize, chillies, sugarcane, soya. Above average rainfall makes the region suitable for horticulture --- cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowers. Sericulture has also been taken up by a cross section of people. also. Animal husbandry is another occupation in which people rear sheep and live stock. Adilabad is a hub for cotton mills.

Geographical Facts About Adilabad District

  • Latitude of Adilabad city: 18.40' and 19.56' North
  • Longitude of Adilabad city: 77.46' and 80.01' East
  • Adilabad average altitude (elevation) 264 meters above sea level.
  • Population of Adilabad: 2,737,738
  • Population Density of Adilabad: 170 per sq km (440 /sq mi)
  • Total Area of Adilabad: 16,128 sq km (6,227 sq mi)
  • District Official website: https://adilabad.nic.in/
  • Population (2011): 2737738
  • Forest Area under Forest Department (Area in Hectares): 6,89,517
  • Minerals Resources of Adilabad District: Coal , iron ore, lime stone and clay
  • Divisions of Adilabad District: There are 5 divisions namely, Adilabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Utnoor, Asifabad.

Cities and Towns in Adilabad District

Some of the places in Adilabad district are not very populated and large. However, they are well known for producing agricultural products and export it to foreign lands!  Adilabad town is famous for cultivating cotton which is transported to neighbouring states and even exported.

Cities and towns in Adilabad district include Jamb, Sirpur, Asifabad, Lakshettipet, Utnoor, Chintaguda, Mancheral, Jaipuram, Nirmal, Keslapur, Tandur, Belampalli, Kothapet, Tocham and Chinnur.

Kuntala Waterfall


Major Crops of Adilabad District

Paddy, jawar, maize, red gram, green gram, black gram, soya bean, cotton, turmeric and chillies are the main crops of this district.

Rivers and Hills in Adilabad District

The most important river in Adilabad district is Godavari river which is also the longest river in in peninsular India. Penganga, Wardha river, Pranahita river, Kadam and Peddavagu are tributaries of river Godavari. River Godavari enters the district near Basara in Mudhole taluk. Rivers Godavari and Penganga form the boundary of Adilabad district.

The Mahbubghat is highest peak in Sahyadri parvat or Satnala range in Adilabad district. It is 264 metres (866 feet) high.

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