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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 finished 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 former Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh late Sri K.V. Ranga Reddy (Father-in-Law of former Chief Minister, late Dr M Chenna Reddy).


The District is located in the Central Part of the Deccan Plateau and lies between 160 30` and 180 20` of North Latitude and 770 30` and 790 30` of East Longitudes.


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

River Basins

The district can be divided into three broad basins. A major part (65%) of the district is covered by Musi river basin (Osman sagar and Himayat sagar for drinking purpose). The next largest basin is the Kagna basin a tributary to Bhima River. There is a good potential in this basin, which can irrigate large areas. The third basin is the Manjeera, which is part of the Godavari basin where the area under irrigation is limited.

Ranga Reddy district comprises of plains, but is mostly criss - cross with rivers, seasonal rivulets and small streams.

Area of Rangareddy District

Area of Rangareddy is 7493 Sq. Km. Note: Kutch district(45441 sq.km) of Gujarat is the largest and Mahe district(9 sq km) of Puducherry is the smallest district in India.



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