Rangareddy district (also sometimes spelled
Ranga Reddy) is a district in the state of Andhra Pradesh,
India. The district has an area of 7,493 km², and a population
of 3,575,064 of which 54.20% is urban as of 2001. The
district encircles the city and district of Hyderabad, and the
city of Hyderabad also serves as the administrative center of
Ranga Reddy District was formed on 15th August, 1978 by carving out some portion
of Hyderabad Urban Taluk & the merger of the entire Rural and Urban Areas of the remaining
Taluks of Erstwhile Hyderabad District.This District is primarily the Rural hinterland for Hyderabad City feeding the powerful commercial Centre with various Raw Materials, agriculture produce and fininshed products.
Origin of the Name : The Name of the District was Hyderabad (Rural) to begin with. It was
changed as K.V. Ranga Reddy District and later on Ranga Reddy District.
It was named after Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri K.V. Ranga Reddy.
Location : The District is located in the
Central Part of the Deccan Plateau and lies between
160 30' and 180 20' of North Latitude and 77030' and 79030' of East Longitudes.
Boundaries : The District is bounded on the
North by Medak District, East by Nalgonda
District, South by Mahaboobnagar District, West by Gulbarga District & North West of Bidar
District of Karnataka State. It covers an area of 7564.88 Sq. Kms.
History : Ranga Reddy District is at the cross
roads of India geographically, historically and
has been the meeting ground for the fusion of various civilisations, religions, races, cultures,
languages and traditions with the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad as its
This District including present Hyderabad Urban District was formerly known as Atrafe-
Balda District and was a part of the gulshanabad, Medak Division (Subah). In 1931-34
Baghat taluk from Atraf-e-Balda District. was made a separate Baghat District under the
Commissioner (Subedar) of Medak Division. After police Action in 1948., Atraf-a-Balda and
Baghat District were merged to from the Hyderabad District. Later in 1978, it was split into
Hyderabad Urban District and Hyderabad Rural District or Ranga Reddy District.