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The present name of Khammam is derived its name after a local hill, which was called as 'Stambhadri'. The town was called with different names starting with Stambhadri, Kambhadri, Kambham mettu, Khammam mettu and then finally as Khammam.

Khammam town which was the seat of Taluk Administration was part of the larger Warangal District, till 1st October, 1953. Five taluks of the Warangal district viz., Khammam, Madhira, Yellandu, Burgampadu and Paloncha (Now Kothagudem) were carved out and a new district KHAMMAM with Khammam as District Headquarters.

Khammam district occupies an area of 4,453.00 square kilometres (1,719.31 sq mi). According to 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,401,639.

The district shares boundaries with Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Kothagudem districts and with Andhra pradesh state.



 Khammam Fort, constructed in 950 AD by the Kakatiya rulers stands majestically atop a hill, overlooking the town of Khammam. The district is rich in coal deposits and forest reserves. There are many places of interests in Khammam such as Nelakondapalli, Kusumanchi etc. Jamalapuram is a small village situated close to Yerrupalem town. The village has an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. Kusumanchi town is located on the way from Khammam and Suryapet, and is home to Sri Ganapeshwaralayam and Mukkanteswaralayam, the renowned Siva temples built by Kakatiya rulers during 12th and 13th centuries.



The temple at Bhadrachalam has the Archa Murthys of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana and are considered to be Swayambhu (self-manifested ones) .

Lord Sri Rama appeared in a dream to a woman called Pokala Dammakka and informed her about the existence of vigrahas on Bhadragiri hills. To her surprise she found the "Vigraha's" and put up a modest structure. Dhammakka, cleared jungle and offered puja to the deities.

On 17 Nov 1959 the Bhadrachalam Revenue Division, consisting of Bhadrachalam and Nuguru Venkatapuram Taluks of East Godavari district were merged into the Khammam district through GO No 553. for geographical contiguity and administrative viability.



 Nelakondapalli is located at a distance of 21 km from Khammam town. It is a historic site, which includes a mud fortification wall covering 100 acres. Excavations by archaeologists has unearthed the foundations of viharas, cisterns, wells, a Mahastupa, , a bronze idol of Lord Buddha,terracotta idols and a miniature stupa carved in limestone, as well as other historic materials from the third and fourth centuries.

Districts Geographical Profile

Item Units Figure Source
Area In ‘000 Sq. Km 16 Census 2011
Population In Persons 27,97,370 Census 2011
Male In Persons 13,90,988 Census 2011
Female In Persons 14,06,382 Census 2011
Urban In Persons 6,55,911 Census 2011
Rural In Persons 21,41,459 Census 2011
Population Growth (decadal) % 8.47 Census 2011
Population Density (Person/Sq.Km) Ratio 175 Census 2011
Literacy % 64.81 Census 2011
Male % 72.3 Census 2011
Female % 57.44 Census 2011
Urbanisation % 23.447417 Census 2011
Workers as % of total population In Persons 51.6 Census 2011
Workers % of main Workers % 44.54 Census 2011
Household industries % 0.58 Census 2011
Area under Food & Non-Food crops Area in Hectares 5,09,923 Statistical Year Book-2013
Mining & Quarrying (Coal – Top) Qty in tonnes 1,96,31,668 Statistical Year Book-2013
Forest Area under the control of Forest Department Area in SQ.Kms 8436.94 Statistical Year Book-2013
Gross irrigated area as % of gross cropped area % 41.92 Statistical Year Book-2013
Road Length per 100 sq.km. In Sq.km 97.10389 Statistical Year Book-2013
Post offices per 100,000 persons Ratio 21.627457 Statistical Year Book-2013
Bank branches per 100,000 persons Ratio 8.7224786 Statistical Year Book-2013
Population per bank In Thousands 11.65 Statistical Year Book-2013
Per capita bank deposits Rs. In Crores 21261.757 Statistical Year Book-2013
Per capita bank credit In Rs. 19937.656 Statistical Year Book-2013
Per capita bank credit to agriculture In Rs. 38.754655 Statistical Year Book-2013
Per ha. bank credit to agriculture In Rs. 21.26029 Statistical Year Book-2013
Per capita bank credit to Industries In Rs. 11.159714 Statistical Year Book-2013

Districts Major Crops

Crop Area in hectares Out-turn in tonnes Source
Total cotton 184770 505400 Statistical Year Book-2013
Rice 153835 473080 Statistical Year Book-2013
Maize 32057 172456 Statistical Year Book-2013
Chillies 30494 137245 Statistical Year Book-2013
Mangoes 25931 116404 Statistical Year Book-2013
Greengram 13055 8843 Statistical Year Book-2013
Groundnut 6508 10447 Statistical Year Book-2013
Blackgram 6280 6073 Statistical Year Book-2013

Districts Major Mineral Production

Mineral Quantity (Tonnes) Value (‘000 Rs.) Source
Coal 1,96,31,668 2,62,27,909 Statistical Year Book-2013
Dolomite 6,72,803 1,58,432 Statistical Year Book-2013

District Officials

Name Designation Office Phone Email
Sri K Illambarthi, IAS Collector 08742-224641 collector_kmm@telangana.gov.in
Ms. Divya , IAS Joint Collector 08742-224174 jc_kmm@telangana.gov.in
Sri Shahnawaz Qasim, IPS Superintendent of Police 08742-220000 -
Sri Vikram Singh Mann, IPS D.I.G./I.G./Additional D.G. of Police 0870-277215 -

MSME-Industrial Profile

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