Mahbubnagar district (formerly Palamoor district) is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. Mahbubnagar is the district headquarters of the district. This district was given the name of the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad – Mir Mahbub Ali Khan.
The area that forms current Mahbubnagar district has held historic significance. The region was at the core of the Satavahana dynasty from 221 BC to 218 AD, and also a large part of the Chalukya dynasty from the 5th to the 11th century AD. The region was later part of the Kingdom of Golkonda (c. 1364 – 1512 AD), with its capital city Golkonda located near Hyderabad.
In 1518 it came under control of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which reigned until 1687. The region was then a part of Hyderabad State, ruled by the Asaf Jahi Dynasty, from 1724 to 1948.