The city was named after Syed Karimuddin, who is thought to be its founder. The district lies approximately between the latitudes 17° 50' and 19° 05'N and longitudes 78° 29' and 80° 22'E.
Karimnagar district is bounded by Madhya Pradesh State in the east, Nizamabad district in the West, Warangal and Medak districts in the South and Adilabad district in the North directions.
The district has population of 37,76,269 as per the 2011 census which accounts for 10.73% of the total population of the State with 8.15% decadal growth. Many large scale companies like NTPC, Kesoram Cements, Ramagundam-singareni collieries etc. are located in and around Karimnagar.
Vemulawada is a Mandal head quarters on the western part in Karimnagar district. It is located on the banks of Mulavagu Rivulet. The distance between Karimnagar town and Vemulawada is 35 Kilometers. Vemulawada was a capital city of Vemulawada Chalukyas dynasty between A.D 750-973.
The remnants of the temples and statues show that Chalukyas were great architects. The greatness of Vemulawada can be inferred from ten inscriptions from the various temples41.
In those inscriptions it is named as Lemulavatika, Lembulavade, Lembulavada. After the changes it is transformed into Lemulavada, Yemulada, Vemulavada. The oldest temples are located in Vemulawada in Karimnagar district.
Jagityala is 50 kms away from Karimnagar. The town is a revenue division and Mandal. It is the biggest of all the towns which are governed by Municipal councils. It was the biggest Taluk among the Talukas of Telangana. Polasa village which is very near to Jagityala has thousand years of history.
There are no historical evidences in Jagityala except a Fort. Elgandal Sarkar was very vast and include Chennuru, Lakshetpeta, Nirmal in its Sarkar. Mubarijul Mulk Japhruddaula Mirja Ibrahim Khan Dhamsa who was the ruler of Elgandula, built a strong fortress with the help of the technology of French Engineers in A.D 1747208. The frosts which are Nirmal hills were also built by Thamsa Farqu Mirja Ehetesham Jung, Son of Dhamsa, succeeded his father. He was a wicked ruler.
He did not give any respect to the notices of Asafja Nizam Khan II. Then the Nizam sent his army. Ehetsham was defeated in 1791 and fled from Jagityala. He took refuge in Nirmal fortress. At this time, the Nizam army attacked Jagityala fort in A.D 1791. The Khiledar of Jagityala fought against them and was defeated and fined the Jagityala Durgam to the Nizams army after the Nizams army directed their way to attack Nirmal.