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|Nickname(s): Mango city|
|Named for||Mr.Jack and Mr.Tal|
|• M.L.A||T.Jeevan Reddy|
|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 per provisional data of 2011 census, Jagtial urban agglomeration had a population of 171,825, out of which males were 82,041 and females were 89,784. The literacy rate was 78.69 per cent.
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 APSRTC bus depot with more than 150 buses for public transport. It is well connected by road network. This is major division in Karimnagar district. Andhra pradesh 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. A daily passenger DMU train from Jagtial to Sirpur Kaghaznagar began on 26 December 2007. When the Jagtial–Nizamabad (nearly 92 km) new railway line is completed, the Peddapalli-Karimnagar-Jagtial-Nizamabad railway line will connect two major south-north trunk railway lines (Kazipet-Nagpur and Secunderabad-Purna-Akola-Khandwa railway lines). Their is a demand for special Train extension upto Jagtial raiway station which is already running bi-weekly from Tirupathy to Karimnagar.
See also:South Central Railway.
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 (ANGRAU) Acharya N.G Ranga 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 19km from Jagtial (its also Sri Hanuman Piligrim).