Adilabad - General information

Adilabad is a town in the Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh. It has a population of 108,233 (agglomeration 2,58,233) (2006 census).

Adilabad - History

Adilabad derives its name from the erstwhile ruler of Bijapur, Adil Shah. It was created out of a sub-district named Sirpur-Tandur in 1905.

Historically, Adilabad has been home to a variety of cultures. Owing to its position at the border of central and southern India, it has been ruled by North Indian dynasties like the Mughals and the Mauryas and South Indian dynasties like the Satavahanas and the Chalukyas. The current culture of the district incorporates significant elements of the neighboring Marathi culture into the native Telugu culture.

Adilabad - Geography

Adilabad is located at 19.67° N 78.53° E. It has an average elevation of 264 metres (866 feet).

Rail Transport
Adilabad is a railway station on Mudkhed-Adilabad Section.

As of 2001 India census, Adilabad had a population of 108,233. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Adilabad has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.