Warangal District has an area of 12,846 km², and a population of 3,246,004 of which 19.20% was urban as of 2001. The district is bounded by Karimnagar District to the north, Khammam District to the east and southeast, Nalgonda District to the southwest, and Medak District to the west. Warangal is well known for its granite quarries (notably the black and brown varieties) and as a market for rice, chili peppers, cotton, and tobacco. The Warangal district headquarters is also Warangal. This includes Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet areas the towns in the district includes Parkal,Mahabubabad,Janagaon,Narsampet,Thorrur,Bhupalpally etc..
Warangal has been recently in the news because of the Separate Telangana issue. It has been a major centre for the movement and its rebirth. Kaloji Narayana Rao is a freedom fighter and a well-known writer from Telangana.