Telangana is the youngest state of India. It formally comes into existence as the 29th state of India on 2nd June 2014 according to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act. The capital of Telangana is Hyderabad and it shares borders with the Chattisgarh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The geographical area of Telangana is 112,077 sq. km (43,273 sq mi) and its total population are 35,193,978 people (as per 2011 census) making it the 12th most populous state in India.
The state of Telangana consists of 12 cities which incorporate 6 municipal corporations and 38 municipalities. Hyderabad is the most populous city in the state. In fact, it is the only million plus populated city in the state.
Population of Telangana in 2019 (Have a Look)
According to the census of 2011, the population of the state is 35,193,978 which is 12th highest in India. The population of Telangana state in last 5 years is as follows:
- 2013- 36.5 million.
- 2014- 37.2 million.
- 2015 – 37.7 million.
- 2016 -38.6 million.
- 2017 -39.12 million.
- 2018 -39.64 million.
It is not easy to predict the population of Telangana for the year 2019 but we can get a rough idea by analyzing the average growth of the population on a yearly basis. As we can see the average annual growth of Telangana population is 0.62 million people per year, the estimated population of Telangana for the year 2019 will be around 40.26 million (39.64 million + 0.62 million).
Demography of Telangana- A Quick Overview
The religious stats of Telangana are as follows:
|Hindu||85 % of the total population|
|Muslim||13 % of the total population|
|Christians||1.3 % of the total population|
Telugu and Urdu hold the status of the official languages of the state. Approximately 77% Telugu speaking people resides in the state, whereas 12% of the people have Urdu as their mother tongue and 13% of the people have diverse dialects. Before the Year 1948, Urdu was the official language of Princely State of Hyderabad; as a result it was used by most of the elite literate class of Telangana. According to the census of 2011, the literacy rate across the state of Telangana is 66.46 % out of which 74.95% of Males and 57.92% of females are literate across the state.
Population Density and Growth of Telangana State
The population density per square kilometer is Telangana is 307. Telangana is considered as a state with a rapidly growing population. However, the Rangareddy zone which contains a huge population of vagrants shows a sharp decline in the population growth in some areas (as per 2011 censuses). The population of Telangana in 2001 was 3,09,87,271 with a population growth of 14.59%. The population growth rate of Telangana has dropped down to 11.49% in the year 2011
Things to Know about Telangana
- Telangana along with the Andhra Pradesh got separated from the Madras area on the basis of Telugu language in the year 1956 to form the state of Andhra Pradesh.
- Two major rivers Godavari and Krishna flows through the state of Telangana but still most of its terrain is dry.
- Telangana was a territory of princely of Hyderabad till 1948, which ended up being a part of India after operation polo by the Indian army.
- If Telangana becomes a separate country it will be the 33rd largest nation in the world.
- The major part of Telangana’s income comes from the IT city of Hyderabad, Which is growing as an IT centre of India from the last 15 years.
Telangana Literacy Rate & Job Opportunities
You might be wondering about the literacy rate of the Telangana state. You would know Telangana has been separated from Andhra Pradesh a few years back. The literacy rate of the state is more than 66%. With this much of literacy, the state authority can work on it for a much-improved status.
Job opportunities in Telanaga are also good. There are a number of private and public sectors units providing jobs every year.
More than 85% Hindus live in the newly formed Telangana state. List of other communities includes Muslim, Christian, and others. Hyderabad is the capital and largest city in the state. There are 31 districts in Telangana.
- Bhadradri Kothagudem
- Jayashankar Bhupalpally
- Jogulamba Gadwal
- Kumuram Bheem
- Rajanna Sircilla
- Warangal (Urban)
- Warangal (Rural)
- Yadadri Bhuvanagiri