About District

            Nagarkurnool is a new district formed on 11 October 2016 in Telangana state, it was previously in Mahabubnagar District. The new district has four (04) revenue divisions: Nagarkurnool, Achampet, Kalwakurthy and Kollapur with (20) twenty mandals. The town has a great history and it was a district headquarter in Nizam’s rule.Nagarkurnool is a city in Telangana , India. It is the business and education center for the surrounding villages and towns. 

            Nagarkurnool has a history dating back more than 500 years. One version of the story says that Nagarkurnool was named after the Kings Nagana and Kandana, brothers who ruled the present day Nagarkurnool and surrounding area. The village Naganool (which was named after Nagana) still exists, approximately 1 km southeast of Nagarkurnool.Around 110 or 120 years ago, Nagarkurnool was a main junction for transport and district headquarters for most of the south Telangana region. Farmers traveling in this area would buy and apply kandena (grease) for their carts. This story says the name of the town comes from the name “Kandanool”, meaning “he who sells kandena”, which eventually became Kurnool and then Nagarkurnool.

GO. Ms. No. 243: Date: 11.10.2016