The Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh
is situated in the south east India. Its location on Globe is between 16-45 and 18-35 North Latitude and 79-47 and 80 -47 East Latitude. The present name of Khammam seems to have derived from a vertical rock 'Kamba' under the famous temple Stambhadri. Khammam is bordered by Krishna district in the north, by East and West Godavari districts in the east. It is limited by the Krishna district in south and in west by Nalgonda and Warangal Districts. Khammam's total area is 16,029 Sq. Kms. It is the district headquarters.
Khammam is a district which can boast of a conglomeration of different cultures like Hindus, Muslims and the Christians. A substantial portion of its population consists of scheduled tribes like the Koyas, Konda Reddis and the Lambadas. It is the largest tribal populated district in Andhra Pradesh.
This district mainly grows Kharif and Rabi crops and has number of irrigation sources, the major source being the Nagarjunasagar Project which irrigates a land of 91,094 hects.
This district is gifted with Agro climatic and Soil conditions in which a vast range of Horticulture crops like Mango, Banana, Cashew, Coconut, Cocoa, Pepper Areca nut etc., can be grown. Khammam has 84,583.00 Hector land under Horticulture crops with a total production of 4, 24, 506.000 Metric tonnes of Horticulture produce.
The district of Khammam has a number of under graduate and post-graduate colleges.
The tourist Places in Khammam include:
Last Updated on : 15/4/2013
- Munneru River Side,
- Guntu Mallanna Temple,
- Quila of Khammam,
- Narasimha Swamy Temple,
- Lakaram Cheruvu Resorts and
- Krishna Mandir.