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SALIENT FEATURES

        NELLORE District situated in the South Eastern portion of the state with a costal length of 163 KM bounded by Bay of Bengal on the East. The district was known as VIKRAMA SIMHAPURI until 13th Century and later it came to be referred to as Nellore.

Salient Features of Nellore Dist

  • Geographical area - 13,076 Sq.Kms.
  • Revenue Villages - 1200
  • Grampanchyats - 968
  • Mandals - 46
  • Revenue Divisions - 3
  • Total Population - 29,66,082
  • Forest Area - 18.7%

Origin of the Name

Historically the district was under the rule of mouryas, sathavahanas, pallavas, cholas, telugcholas, kakatias, pandyans etc. The great Telugu poet Tikkana Somayaji translated 15 parvas of Sanskrit Mahabharata into Telugu in Nellore.

Location

Nellore District, the Southern most Coastal District of Andhra Pradesh lies between 13-30’ and 15-6’ of the Northern latitude and 70-5’ and 80-15’ of the Eastern Longitude and extending over an area of 13076 Sq.Kms, accounting for 4.75% of the total area of the state.

Boundaries

It is bounded on the north by Prakasam District on the East by Bay of Bengal on the South by Chittoor District and Chengalpattu District of Tamilanadu and on the West by Veligonda Hills which separate it from Kadapa District.

Rivers

Pennar, Swarnamukhi and Kandaleru are the rivers in the District, which flows West to East direction and merge into the Bay of Bengal. The Pennar River is the most important river in the District. It has two anicuts one at Sangam and the other at Nellore.

Area of Nellore District

Nellore district is one of the 23 districts of Andhra Pradesh, with a total geographical area of 13,076 sq.km. with 46 mandals and three Revenue Divisions inhabitating the population of 29,66,082(2001-census) spreading across 1200 revenue villages, with 77% of population lives in rural areas.

Administrative setup

     ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES 12
     PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCIES 2
     MUNICIPALTIES 3
     BANK BRANCHES 136
     GOVT.ROADS 5,016KM.
     Z.P.ROADS 184.20 KM
     RAILWAY LINE 221.23 KM
     RAILWAY STATIONS 22
     PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2980
     UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOLS 689
     HIGH SCHOOLS 533
     JUNIOR COLLEGES 22
     DEGREE COLLEGES 19
     P.G.COLLEGES 3
     ENGINEERING COLLEGES 8
     MEDICAL COLLEGES 1
     DENTAL COLLEGES 1
     OTHERS 7
     MANDALS 59
     MAJOR CITIES 2
     NO.OF VILLAGES 1155
     NO.OF GRAM PANCHAYATS 1178
     MUNICIPALITES 8
     SMALL SCALE INDUSTEIS 10069
     LARGE & MEDIUM SCALE INDUSTRIES 492
     HOSPITALS 70
     VETERNARY HOSPITALS 15
     POST OFFICES 344
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