Telangana became the 29th state of India. It was earlier a part of Andhra Pradesh. Before India became independent, the region known as Telangana was included in the state of Hyderabad, which was ruled by the Nizam, including the two mandals Warangal and Medakwas in 1948, which merged into the Indian Union. At the 1 census, the region had a population of 35,333,7878. It has a population of Andhra Pradesh%. Telangana is divided into 31 districts.