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Warangal - District Info

Warangal District (Telugu: వరంగల? జిల?లా, Urdu: وارنگل ضلع) is located in the northern area in the state of Telangana, India. The administrative seat is Warangal. Warangal City is the 2nd biggest city after Hyderabad in the Telangana Region.

Warangal District has an area of 12,846 km², and a population of 3,246,004 of which 19.20% was urban as of 2001. The district is bounded by Karimnagar District to the north, Khammam District to the east and southeast, Nalgonda District to the southwest, and Medak District to the west. Warangal is well known for its granite quarries (notably the black and brown varieties) and as a market for rice, chilies, cotton, and tobacco.The Warangal city is now going to be Greater Warangal in few months [when?] as Basavaraju Saraiah, minister for backward castes welfare said that the next Municipal Elections will be in Greater Warangal. Even faster steps were being taken for this proposal. The Warangal district headquarter is Warangal city. This city is also called as tri-city, as it includes Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet cities.the towns in the district includes Mahabubabad, Janagaon, Narsampet, Thorrur,Parkal,Bhupalpally etc..

Warangal has been recently in the news because of the Separate Telangana issue. It has been a major centre for the movement and its rebirth. Kaloji Narayana Rao is a freedom fighter and a well-known writer from Telangana.