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
Telangana District Name
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.
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.