List of Telangana Districts in 2023

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 17, 2023, 7:26

Telangana Districts are geographical regions falling in the state of Telangana that are each headed by a District Collector. The state of Telangana itself was carved out of 10 districts in Andhra Pradesh. In 2023, the number of districts of Telangana stands at 33 in total, which cover around 1,12,077 square kilometres of area together.

The history of Telangana and how its districts were formed is quite interesting. Here, we have shared information about the names of all Telangana districts, along with details about the total area that they cover and the population residing there.

Districts of Telangana

Each of Telangana districts is headed by a District Collector, who is responsible for managing the situation of law and order in the district. The 33 districts in the state were not formed at the same time. In fact, Telangana state was officially formed in 2014 and before that, the region was a part of Hyderabad. The number of districts in Telangana has also changed over the years.

We have shared all the Telangana districts name here. Moreover, you can also find information on the history of the districts of the state here and the total population living in it here.

List of Districts in Telangana

The Indian state of Telangana consists of 33 districts in total, which are spread across an area of 1,12,077 square kilometres in South India. The table shared here shows the name of the Telangana districts, the area that they cover and their total population here

S. No.

Telangana District Name

Area (km2)

Population

(2011 census)

1

Adilabad

4,153

708,972

2

Kumuram Bheem

4,878

515,812

3

Mancherial

4,016

807,037

4

Nirmal

3,845

709,418

5

Nizamabad

4,288

1,571,022

6

Jagitial

2,419

985,417

7

Peddapalli

2,236

795,332

8

Kamareddy

3,652

972,625

9

Rajanna Sircilla

2,019

552,037

10

Karimnagar

2,128

1,005,711

11

Jayashankar

2,293

416,763

12

Sangareddy

4,403

1,527,628

13

Medak

2,786

767,428

14

Siddipet

3,632

1,012,065

15

Jangaon

2,188

566,376

16

Hanamkonda

1,309

1,080,858

17

Warangal

2,175

718,537

18

Mulugu

3,881

257,744

19

Bhadradri

7,483

1,069,261

20

Khammam

4,361

1,401,639

21

Mahabubabad

2,877

774,549

22

Suryapet

3,607

1,099,560

23

Nalgonda

7,122

1,618,416

24

Yadadri

3,092

739,448

25

Medchal–Malkajgiri

1,122

2,440,073

26

Hyderabad

217

3,943,323

27

Ranga Reddy

5,031

2,446,265

28

Vikarabad

3,386

927,140

29

Narayanpet

2336

566,874

30

Mahabubnagar

2,738

919,903

31

Nagarkurnool

6,545

893,308

32

Wanaparthy

2,152

577,758

33

Jogulamba

2,928

609,990

History of Districts of Telangana

Before we talk about the Telangana districts, it is important to mention that the state of Telangana was only formed in June 2014. Prior to that, Telangana was a region that was a part of the Hyderabad state in 1948. At that time, there were only 8 districts in the state. Here are the changes that took place in the districts of Telangana

  • On 1 November 1956, the Telangana region of the state of Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh was merged together.
  • On 2 June 2014, a separate state of Telangana was carved out of 10 districts of Andhra Pradesh.
  • On 11 October 2016, 21 new Telangana districts were formed. This increased the number of districts in the state from 10 to 31.
  • On 17 February 2019, two more districts were added to the state of Telangana and the total number of districts in Telangana rose to 33.

New Districts in Telangana

The state of Telangana initially consisted of only 10 districts when it was formed in 2014. These 10 districts of Telangana were Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Mahabubnagar, Karimnagar, Adilabad, Medak, Warangal, Khammam, Nizamabad and Nalgonda. Then in the subsequent years, the following districts were added in Telangana

  • 2016 - 21 new Telangana districts were announced, consisting of Jayashankar, Jangaon, Siddipet, Jagtial, Yadadri, Sangareddy, Kamareddy, Warangal, Peddapally, Vikarabad, Rajanna, Mancheriyal, Kothagudem, Asifabad, Suryapet, Nirmal, Mahabubabad, Wanaparthy, Jogulamba, Nagarkurnool and Malkajgiri.
  • 2019 - Two new districts in Telangana were announced. These districts were Narayanpet and Mulugu.

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FAQs on Telangana Districts

Q1. What is the total number of Telangana districts?

The total number of Telangana districts is 33. The districts of Telangana include Jayashankar, Jangaon, Siddipet, Jagtial, Yadadri, Sangareddy, Kamareddy, Warangal, Peddapally, Vikarabad, Rajanna, Mancheriyal, Kothagudem, Asifabad, Suryapet, Nirmal, Mahabubabad, and more.

Q2. Which is the largest district in Telangana?

The largest district in Telangana in terms of area is Bhadradri Kothagudem. This Telangana district covers an area of 7,483 square kilometres. This district consists of 24 mandals and 2 revenue divisions for administrative ease. The total population residing in this district is 1,153,105 people.

Q3. What are the names of the new districts in Telangana?

After the state of Telangana was formed in 2014, many subsequent districts were added to the state. The names of new districts in Telangana are that were added to the state in 2019 are Narayanpet and Mulugu. Before that, Telangana used to have 31 districts in total.

Q4. Where can I find the list of Telangana districts?

The list of Telangana districts has been shared here. It consists of the names of all the old as well as new Telangana districts. Moreover, we have also shared information about the area covered and total population of the districts of Telangana in the table shared here.

Q5. Are there 31 or 33 districts in Telangana?

As of 2023, there are 33 districts in Telangana. Earlier, there used to be 31 districts in Telangana. However, since 17 February 2019, the number of Telangana districts rose from 31 to 33 after the addition of two new districts of Mulugu and Narayanpet.