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Chimakurthy te:చీమకుర్తి is a town in Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. This place is famous for a special type of black granite which is not found anywhere else in the world. This granite is exported to all corners of the globe. Granite is the hardest building stone, and black granite is often used in decorative applications and luxury floorings.


Mining is a large industry in Chimakurthi. A precious stone with a great demand over the world countries for luxurious infra is available at Chimakurthi village and nearby places where one would find about 50 Galaxy quarries however not all operate 12 months of the year. Black Galaxy granite is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular and successful granites and has been exported to every continent. It is a fine to medium-grained, black gabbro with golden-yellow sparkling broncite scales. A total estimated production of about 40000 cu mts mining of black galaxy granite is observed over here which are in 34 hectares. In and around this village, several granite types can also be seen, including steel grey, black pearl, s k blue, miracle white, and arizona gold. This mining fetches a great revenue in the form of royalty to the government. The industry has been providing direct employment to 15,000 and indirect jobs to another 40000.[1]

Nearby Towns & Villages[edit]

Kunamneni Vari Palem (K.V.Palem), Muvvavari palem (M.V.Palem), Elurivari palem, Bandlamudi, Bhusura Palle, Budawada, Chandrapadu, China Ravipadu, P.Naiudupalem, Gonugunta, Goginenipalam, Gudipudivaripalem, Gunduvari Laxmipuram, Ilapavuluru, Gadiparthi vari palem (G.P.V.P), Kandurivari Agraharam, Devarapalem, Konagani Vari Palem, Manchikalapadu, Mylavaram, Nekunambadu, Nippatlapadu, Padamatinaidupalem, Palla Malli, Pidathalagudi Padu, Pidathalapudi, Pulikonda, Rajupalem Laxmipuram (R. L. Puram), Ramachandra Puram, Rangasai Puram, Torragudi Padu, Yerragudipadu, Patimeeda palem

Colleges in Chimakurthy[edit]

1. APSW Residential Junior Residence College (Girls)

2. Surya Junior College For Girls

3. Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy Degree College

4. Sri Datta Sai Degree College

5. Buchepalli venkayamma and subbareddy engineering college

6. M.S.R. Junior College

7. Galaxy Junior College

Schools in Chimakurthy[edit]

1. Sri Chaithanya Techno High School

2. Bhasyam High School

3. Chimakurthy Public School

4. Govt. High School

5. Vidyanikethan High School

6. Goutham Concept School

7. Vignan Public School

8. Eminent English medium school

9. Sridevi public school 10. Sri Sai Public School 11. Uma Public School

Banks nearby Chimakurthy[edit]

1. State Bank Of India, Chimakurthy IFSC Code : SBIN0011116. MICR Code : 523002046.

2. Andhra Bank, Yeddanapudi IFSC Code : ANDB0000655. MICR Code : 523011666.

3. Andhra Bank, Chodavaram IFSC Code : ANDB0000082. MICR Code : Non-Micr.

4. Indian Overseas Bank, Chimakurthy IFSC Code : ANDB0000655. MICR Code : 523011666.


  1. ^ Sastry, Ch Ramagopala (November 21, 2008). "Chimakurthy black granite melts down". The New Indian Express. 

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