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Mahbubnagar

Administration
Native ameMahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh
Nickname'Rukmammapeta' 'Palamoor.
TypeCity
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictMahabubnagar
Government
CommissionerObedhulla Kothwal
MLAN. Rajeshwar Reddy
MPK. Chandrashekar Rao
Parliamentary constituencyMahabubnagar Lok Sabha
Planning AgencyMahabubnagar Municipal Corporation
Geography
Total Area7114.8 sq mi (18432 km2)
Altitude498 m
Coastline0 km
Demography
Total Population130849 (2001)
Density (pop.)167/km2 (432.5/sq mi)
Official languagesTelugu, Urdu
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode509 00x
Telephone+91-08542
VehicleAP22

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Mahabubnagar or Mahboobnagar ( , ) 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.


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