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Districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Nizamabad (Indhooru) District (Telugu: నిజామాబాదు జిల్లా, Urdu: نظام آباد ضلع) is located in the north-western region in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also known as Induru. Nizamabad is the current and official name of the district.

It is the second least populous district of Andhra Pradesh (out of 23), after Vizianagaram.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Nizam + Abad = Nizamabad, Nizam, governor (of the empire) from Arabic niẓām, Abad means Long Live.

History[edit | edit source]

Nizamabad District is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[2]

Geography[edit | edit source]

The holy Godavari River enters into Andhra Pradesh from Nizamabad district at Kandhakurthi.

Description 2011 2001
Actual Population 2,552,073 2,345,685
Male 1,252,191 1,162,905
Female 1,299,882 1,182,780
Population Growth 8.80% 15.12%
Area km2 7,956 7,956
Density/km2 321 295
Proportion to Andhra Pradesh Population 3.01% 3.08%
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 1038 1017
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 946 959

Cities and towns in Nizamabad District[edit | edit source]

Economy[edit | edit source]

In 2006 the Indian government named Nizamabad one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]

Household indicators[edit | edit source]

In 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences interviewed 1015 households in 41 villages across the district.[4] They found that 95.3 % had access to electricity, 98.2 % had drinking water, 37.7 % toilet facilities, and 30.4 % lived in a pucca (permanent) home.[4] 17.6 % of girls wed before the legal age of 18[5] and 84.1 % of interviewees carried a BPL card.[4]

Divisions[edit | edit source]

Mandals[edit | edit source]

There are 36 mandals in Nizamabad district.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

According to the 2011 census Nizamabad district has a population of 2,552,073,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[6] or the US state of Nevada.[7] This gives it a ranking of 165th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 321 inhabitants per square kilometre (830 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.8 %.[1] Nizamabad has a sex ratio of 1038 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 62.25 %.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08: India. Andhra Prades" (PDF). International Institute for Population Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  5. ^ "How Do I? : Obtain Marriage Certificate". National Portal Content Management Team, National Informatics Centre. 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-03. "To be eligible for marriage, the minimum age limit is 21 for males and 18 for females." 
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Kuwait 2,595,62" 
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nevada 2,700,551" 

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