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Jagtial District was carved out of erstwhile Karimnagar District. It is surrounded by Nizamabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Peddapalli and Karimnagar Districts, with two revenue divisions at Jagtial and Metpalle. The district headquarters is located at Jagtial town.
The district is spread over an area of 2,419.00 square kilometres (933.98 sq mi). Jagtial district shares it boundaries with Nirmal district and Mancherial district on North and North East respectively, it is bounded on South and South West by Karimnagar district and Peddapalli district respectively and on the West by Nizamabad district.
The district has a population of 985,417 as per the 2011 census of India.
The Godavari River passes through the district. SRSP Project is a major dam and tourist attraction. The Buddhist Sthupaof 2nd century BC in Dhulikatta is of historic and archaeological significance. The district is home to holy temples of Sri MallikarjunaSwamy Temple at Odela and Sri Varahaswami temple at Kamanpur Mandal. There is railway connectivity from Jagtial to Peddapalli via Karimnagar.
All the Mandals area unit lined by SRSP command space. As such, agriculture and allied sectors area unit well developed.
Some of the tourist spots in the district are RamuniGundalu waterfalls at Sabbitham and RamagiriQila, which is a place of historic importance. The holy temple of Sri LaxminarsimhaSwamy on the banks of the Godavari River at Dharmapuri Mandal headquarters is quite popular all over. Sri KoteshwaraSwamy temple on the banks of the Godavari River at Kotilingala village in Velgatur Mandal and the holy temple of Sri AnjaneyaSwamy located at Kondagattu in Muthyampet village, Mallial Mandal attract thousands of devotees. Jagtial fort, located near the town is of immense historical significance, as it is the only star-shaped fort in Telangana surrounded by moat filled with water.