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|Named for||Mr.Jack and Mr.Tal|
|• M.L.A||T. Jeevan Reddy|
|• M.P||K. Kavitha|
|Elevation||264 m (866 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TS 02|
Jagtial town was established by moghal dynasty king Ibrahim Dhamsa. The fort was constructed with the help of two French Engineers, namely Mr.Jack & Mr.Tal, so the name of the town know at that time JACKTAL gradually it became Jagtial and in Telugu language they write it Jagityala.
Jagtial is located at. It has an average elevation of 264 meters (866 feet).
Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, and English are widely spoken languages in Jagtial.
As of 2011[update] Census of India, the town had a population of 96,460. The total population constitute, 48,056 males, 48,404 females and 10,048 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 78.61% with 67,931 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.
The economy of Jagtial is purely based on commercial and retail consumer business. The town is considered to be a shopping hub for the surrounding towns and for North Telangana and a majority of the trading community conduct business related to groceries, clothing, pharmaceuticals, iron and hardware.In case of industrial imports,the town should import from Jammikunta,which is the only industrial city in the district.
Farmers from the surrounding villages sell their crop harvest and vegetables products in the Jagityal market.
Jagtial have state operated TSRTC bus depot with more than 150 buses for public transport. It is well connected by road network. This is major division in Karimnagar district. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from Jagtial to Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Warangal, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bhadrachalam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Bengaluru, Pamuru etc. National Highway 16 passing through the town. Local transportation is autorickshaws. New highway Jagital-Warangal-Khammam-Kodad 4lane road has been sanctioned.
Railway station location is Lingampet Village of Jagtial Mandal. The new Jagtial–Karimnagar broad gauge railway line (nearly 49 km) was laid.
Jagtial is the center of higher-education for its neighbouring villages. There are Intermmediate, Degree, Engineering, Medical, and Literature Colleges. Jagtial is the now hub of Campuses like Acharya Jayashankar Agricultural University, Agril. College, Agril.Polytechnic College, National Academy of Construction(NAC), Regional Agricultural Research Station, those located in Polasa (5 km from Jagtial) and Other Technical Campus Like Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) in Kondagattu village around 19 km from Jagtial (its also Sri Hanuman Piligrim).