Telangana , which literally means "land of the Telugu people", is a region in the present state of Andhra Pradesh, India and formerly was part of Hyderabad state which was ruled by the Nizams. It is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north and north-west, Karnataka to the west, Chattisgarh to the north-east and Orissa to the east. Andhra Pradesh State has three main cultural regions of which Telengana is one. The Telangana region has an area of 114,840 square kilometres , and a population of 35,286,757 (2011 census) which is 41.6% of Andhra Pradesh state population. The dispute to create a new state out of this region has brought this area to the political forefront. Join this interest and stay updated.