Rangareddy


Telangana

Ranga Reddy district is one of the 31 districts in the Indian state of Telangana. The district headquarters are located at Shamshabad. The district was named after the former deputy chief minister of the united state of Andhra Pradesh, K.V.Ranga Reddy.

The district was formed in 1978 when it was split from Hyderabad district. Originally named Hyderabad (Rural) district, it was renamed after Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy, a freedom fighter who fought for the independence of Telangana from the Nizams and who went on to become the deputy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. In 2016, it was carved out during the districts re-organisation to create new Vikarabad district and Medchal–Malkajgiri district.

The district will have five revenue divisions of Chevella, Ibrahimpatnam, Rajendranagar, Kandukur and Shadnagar. They are sub-divided into 27 mandals. Ranghunandan Rao is the present collector of the district.