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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.

The district was situated between 79° 47' and 80° 47'E, of the eastern longitudes and 16° 45' and 18° 35'N, of northern latitudes.

The Boundaries of Khammam district are East Godavari district in the East, Warangal and Nalgonda districts in the West, Krishna district in the South and Madhya Pradesh State borders in the North directions. The district has population of 27,97,370 as per the 2011 census which accounts for 7.95% of the total population of the State with 8.47% decadal growth.


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. 


AreaIn '000 Sq. Km16Census 2011
PopulationIn Persons27,97,370Census 2011
MaleIn Persons13,90,988Census 2011
FemaleIn Persons14,06,382Census 2011
UrbanIn Persons6,55,911Census 2011
RuralIn Persons21,41,459Census 2011
Population Growth (decadal)%8.47Census 2011
Population Density (Person/Sq.Km)Ratio175Census 2011
Literacy%64.81Census 2011
Male%72.3Census 2011
Female%57.44Census 2011
Urbanisation%23.447417Census 2011
Workers as % of total population%51.6Census 2011
Workers % of main Workers%44.54Census 2011
Household industries%0.58Census 2011
Area under Food & Non-Food cropsArea in Hectares5,09,923Statistical Year Book-2013
Mining & Quarrying (Coal - Top)Qty in tonnes1,96,31,668Statistical Year Book-2013
Forest Area under the control of Forest DepartmentArea in SQ. Kms8436.94Statistical Year Book-2013
Gross irrigated area as % of gross cropped area%41.92Statistical Year Book-2013
Road Length per 100 Sq.km97.10389Statistical Year Book-2013
Post offices per 100,000 personsRatio21.627457Statistical Year Book-2013
Bank branches per 100,000 personsRatio8.7224786Statistical Year Book-2013
Population per bankIn Thousands11.65Statistical Year Book-2013
Per capita bank depositsRs. In Crores21261.757Statistical Year Book-2013
Per capita bank creditIn Rs.19937.656Statistical Year Book-2013
Per capita bank credit to agricultureIn Rs.38.754655Statistical Year Book-2013
Per ha. bank credit to agricultureIn Rs.21.26029Statistical Year Book-2013
Per capita bank credit to IndustriesIn Rs.11.159714Statistical Year Book-2013
Total cotton184770505400Statistical Year Book-2013
Rice153835473080Statistical Year Book-2013
Maize32057172456Statistical Year Book-2013
Chillies30494137245Statistical Year Book-2013
Mangoes25931116404Statistical Year Book-2013
Greengram130558843Statistical Year Book-2013
Groundnut650810447Statistical Year Book-2013
Blackgram62806073Statistical Year Book-2013
Coal1,96,31,6682,62,27,909Statistical Year Book-2013
Dolomite6,72,8031,58,432Statistical Year Book-2013
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