Bitragunta

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Bitragunta
బిట్రగుంట
Village
Bitragunta is located in Andhra Pradesh
Bitragunta
Bitragunta
Bitragunta's location in India.
Coordinates: 14°46′N 79°59′E / 14.767°N 79.983°E / 14.767; 79.983Coordinates: 14°46′N 79°59′E / 14.767°N 79.983°E / 14.767; 79.983
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Nellore District
Elevation[1] 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 3,482

Bitragunta is a village in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Etymology[edit]

The village received its name when the British found good drinking water and named it "Better-gunta" which later became Bitragunta.[citation needed].

History[edit]

The significance of the village lies in the history of the Steam Era. The abundance of suitable water and availability of plain land enabled the construction of a unique Mechanical Loco Shed. The loco shed was first constructed in the year 1885.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elevation for Pedakurapadu". Veloroutes. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 August 2014.