What is the population of Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh?
Ask any politico in the region and he’ll swiftly say 4 crores. While some are even projecting it to be 4.5 crores of late, ‘Wish of 4 crore’ Telangana people is what is most common dialogue in the state. While this is the case with political leaders, the 2011 population census that was carried earlier in this year has something different to say.
The census says that the population of 10 Districts in Telangana region is not even 4 crores and infact, it is a good 50 lakh less than that mark. To be precise, headcount of 10 districts of T region is 3,52,86,757; that is, 3 crores, fifty two lakhs, eighty six thousand and seven fifty seven.
So the next time you hear any leader shouting over his voice and saying ‘Wish of 4 Crore Telangana people’ (4 kotla Telangana prajala aakanksha), don’t hesitate to correct it to 3.5 crores.
If you’re interested to know which district contributes more, then there is no surprise, the state capital Hyderabad and its adjoining district Ranga Reddy are the two most populous districts, having a population of 40.10 lakhs and 52.96 lakhs respectively. This is followed by Mahabubnagar (40.42 lakhs), Karimnagar (38.11 lakhs), Warangal (35.22 lakhs) and Nalgonda (34.83 lakhs).