Rangareddy district is named after the famous freedom fighter and Telanga leader Sri. Ranga Reddy as Rangareddy district. This district was earlier included in the Hyderabad district and later formed as a seperate district in the year 1978. The boundaries of Rangareddy district are Nalgonda district, Mahabubnagar district, Karnataka state and Medak district in the East, South, West and North directions respectively.
Area occupied by Forest is only 9.6% of the district area. Social forestry is making all its efforts in growing Eucalyptus trees and other plants. Quartz is found in many parts of the district and also Jambala Clays which are used in Bricks, Drainage Pipes Manufacturing.
Grapes from this part of the state have acquired International recognition with Anabshahi type. Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University (Angrau) at Rajendranagar has won many credits and recognized as the best university at the National Level. The Students of the research team and the faculty are helping the farmers in choosing the correct crop and the quality seeds for better yield .
Originally named Hyderabad (Rural) district, it was renamed after Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy, a freedom fighter who fought for the independence of Telangana from the Nizams and who went on to become the deputy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Ranga Reddy District was under Hyderabad Nizam’s rule until 1948. Earlier it was called as Hyderabad rural district. Ranga Reddy district was formed on 15th August 1978 by carving out and deleting he twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, a few surrounding urban settlements of the erstwhile Hyderabad district, which formed the urban core and renamed as Ranga Reddy after Late. Sri. K.V.Ranga Reddy, the then Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The District is located at the heart of the Deccan Plateau of the Indian sub continent and lies between 16o 19’ and 10o 20’ North latitude and 77o30’ East by longitude bounded on the North by Medak district, on the East by Nalgonda district, on the south by Mahaboob Nagar district and on the west by Gulbarga district of Karnataka state. It covers an area of 7662.71 sq.kms.
Ananthagiripalle: This pleasant and picturesque village is located in the Ananthagiri range of hills, amidst thick forests. The village enjoys a salubrious climate ans is famous for its Ananthaswamy Temple.
Himayat Sagar (13 km from Hyderabad): Set amidst picturesque scenery, this lake is an excellent picnic spot.
Osmansagar Dam: Constructed across the Musi river in 1920, the Osmansagar dam is one of the biggest dam in the state. The placid expanse of water, surrounded by beautiful gardens, has made the dam site amajoe tourist attraction.
Vikarabad (83 km from Hyderabad): Located at a height of 1,153 metres, this is the summer resort of the district. It enjoys a pleasant, cool climate.