Karimnagar is situated on the banks of Manair River which is a tributary of the Godavari River in the Telangana State it is the fourth largest fastest growing urban settlement in the state. This district is rich with natural resources, fertile farm lands and thick natural forests. It serves as a major educational and health hub for the northern districts of Telangana. Being a major beneficiary of Sree Ram Sagar Project the economic growth of the district is further accentuated by major industries like NTPC, Ramangundam and the Singareni Collieries. With score of UG, PG, Engineering Colleges, Two Medical Colleges and Satavahana University, Karimnagar has emerged as the hub of intellectual activity. It is well connected by road, situated 160 Kms from Hyderabad and 70 Kms from Kazipet Railway Junction.
Karimnagar has produced many great personalities. The former Prime Minister of India Late Sri.P.V. Narasimha Rao hails from this district. Gnanapeeth Awardee Dr.C.Narayana Reddy, former VC of Telugu University, Justice Kumaraiah, Prof. Ch.Hanmanth Rao and many other scholars are the sons of soil. Karimnagar has produced 08 Vice-Chancellors of different Universities: Prof.G.Ram Reddy, former Chairman U.G.C., Prof.Jaffer Nizam, former VC of Kakatiya University; Prof.T.Navneeth Rao, former VC of Osmania University; Late Prof.J.Anantha Swamy, former VC of Osmania University , Prof.N.Lingamurthy former VC of Kakatiya University,Prof.Md. Iqbal Ali, former VC of Satavahana University,Prof.A.Bhumaiah, former VC of Telugu University .