Area : 18,432 sq.km
The Boundaries of Mahabubnagar District are Nalgoda and Prakasam districts in the East, Kurnool district in the South, Gulbarga and Rayachur districts of Karnataka State in the West and Hyderabad district in the North directions.
Rivers : Krishna, Tungabhadra, Vendi, Peddavaagu, Chinnavaagu.
Major Places : Nagarkurnool, Vanaparthi Mahabubnagar and Gadwal
Industries : Gadwal handlooms, Woolen Blankets.
Tourist Places : Pillalamarri Banyan Tree, farahabad hill station, Gadwal Fort, Sarlasagar project, Koilsagar project and Nagarjunasagar - Srisailam Sanctuary.
Pilgrimage Centers : Alampur Temple, Manikonda Temple, Wanaparthi Temple, Malleswaram Temple, Somasila Temple, Sri Rangapur Temple and Nava Brahma Temple on the riverbanks of Tungabhadra
Handi Crafts : Gadwal Handlooms.The Major Dynasties ruled this place were Cholas, Kakatiyans and Nizam Nawabs..
Forest provides the Bamboo, which is useful in the Paper Industry. Social forests are coming up nicely over the years. There are no major industries present in the district, but Sheep breeding is providing adequate income resources to the people in some parts of the district. Most parts of the district fall under severe drought region with short of rainfall every year.
main water sources are Lift Irrigation project on River Krishna at
Kothapally, Priyadarsini Jurala project at Gadwal, Rajulibanda Diversion,
Koyal Sagar and Sarla Sagar Schemes. Handloom industry especially Gadwal
is a household name of Sarees and their products. Educational Institutions
are affiliated to Osmania University.