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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 1.

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Mahbilbābād (or Mānkota).-Tiluh in Warangal District, Hyder-
Abdd State, with an area of 778 square miles. The population in 1901,
including jdgirs, was 98,552, compared with 80,071 in 18gr. Some
villages were transferred from the Warangal tdluk in 1905. The tdluk
now contains 158 villages, of which 28 are jdgir, and Mahbirbdbdd
(population, 2,769) is the head-quarters. The land revenue in 19or
was 2*3 lakhs. Rice is largely grown and irrigated from tanks. The
Nizām's Guaranteed State Railway passes through the tdheh from
north-west to east. There are 3,817 Koyas (a jungle tribe).
Mahbilbnagar District (formerly called Nagar Karnal).- District
in the Medak-Gulshanabā,d Division, Hyderabad State, lying between
i6o z' and 17° 14' N. and 77° 12' and 79° io' Ii.., with a total area
of 6,543 square miles, of which 3,586 square miles are khtilsa, the
rest being jdgirr. It is separated from the Madras Districts of Kurnool
and Guntür by the Kistna river, which bounds it to the south; on the
north lie the Districts of Medak and Atrāf i-balda ; on the east, Nal-
gonda ; on the north-west, Gulbarga; and on the west, Raichfir. In the
south-east corner a range of hills extends from the
north to the south of the Amrā,bād tdluk, consisting physical
of flat-topped hills, rising one above the other, the
summits forming extensive plateaux. The surface of the District is
highest in the north and west, and the general slope is from north-
west to south-east.
The two principal rivers, which flow along the westernmost part of
the District, are the Kistna and the Bhļma. The Dindi, which rises
in the Jedcherla tdluk, passes through the Kalvakurti and Amrābā,d
tdluks, and falls into the Kistna about 18 miles east of Chandragiri.
The District is occupied by Archaean gneiss, except along the banks of
the Kistna, where' the rocks belong to the Cuddapah and Kurnool series'.
t The statistics in this article relate to the District as it stood before the rearrange.
ments macle in I9o5, see paragraph on Population.
Memoirs, Geological Survey of India, vol. viii, parts i and xvii.
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