|Elevation||333.75 m (1,094.98 ft)|
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Chittoor also known as Chittur) is a corporation and district head quarters located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located on the NH 4 linking two major metropolitan cities of India, Bangalore and Chennai. The city has a population of 153,766 and that of the agglomeration is 175,640.(2011 census)
Geography and location
Chittoor lies on the banks of Ponnai River at the southernmost part of Andhra Pradesh state. Chittoor is located at the junction of national highway 4 and national highway 18 between Bangalore and Chennai. The famous Tirupati temple and Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple is located close to the city. Srikalahasti is one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India also located in chittoor. Chittoor's culture is the mix of Telugu Andhra Pradesh and Tamilian Tamil Nadu cultures as this city lies in a tri-state junction.
Though Telugu is the official language, Tamil language is widely spoken in Chittoor town and nearby villages. Chittoor has a population of 3,20,567 and has a sex ratio of 1000:1002 as compared to a ratio of 1000:992 in the state, as of 2011 census. The literacy rate of the City is 90.60%. Chittoor was upgraded as municipal corporation in 2011
Chittoor is the district capital and houses many of district level government institutions. Chittoor is predominantly an agro-market place and a major market for mango, grain, sugarcane, and peanut. Other industries include oilseed and rice milling, Milk,
- Ram Vilas Sabha, oldest drama club in Andhra Pradesh
- Premala Talkies, constructed in 1941 and the first cinema theater in Rayalaseema region
- Talakona is a shooting spot which is located about 20 km of western side of Tirupati
Chittoor is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh.
Assembly : List of elected members:
- 1955 – P. Chinnamma Reddy (Indian National Congress)
- 1967 – D. Anjineyulu Naidu (Indian National Congress)
- 1972 – D. Anjineyulu Naidu (Indian National Congress)
1973- srinivasulu Naidu (Indian National congress)
- 1978 – N.P.Venkateswara Chowdary
- 1983 – Jhansi Laxmi (Telugu Desam Party)
- 1985 – R. Gopinathan (Indian National Congress)
- 1989 – C K Jayachandra Reddy (C K Babu) (Independent)
- 1994 – C K Jayachandra Reddy (C K Babu) (Indian National Congress)
- 1999 – C K Jayachandra Reddy (C K Babu) (Indian National Congress)
- 2004 – A.S.Manohar (Telugu Desam Party)
- 2009 – C K Jayachandra Reddy (C K Babu) (Indian National Congress)
Parliament" List of Elected Members:
- 1972 - Polakala Narasimha Reddy (Indian National Congress)
NP Chengalraya Naidu (Indian National Congress)
- 1977 – Paturi Rajagopala Naidu (Indian National Congress)
- 1980 – Paturi Rajagopala Naidu (Indian National Congress)
- 1984 – Jhansi Laxmi (Telugu Desam Party)
- 1989 – Gnanendra Reddy (Indian National Congress)
- 1991 – Gnanendra Reddy (Indian National Congress)
- 1996 – N Ramakrishna Reddy (Telugu Desam Party)
- 1998 – N Ramakrishna Reddy (Telugu Desam Party)
- 1999 – N Ramakrishna Reddy (Telugu Desam Party)
- 2004 – D K Aadikesavalu (Telugu Desam Party)
- 2009 – N Siva Prasad (Telugu Desam Party)
- Talari Manohar, Member of Parliament, Member of Lesgislative Assembly.
- Chittoor Subramaniam Pillai, a Carnatic musician
- Bindu Madhavi, Tamil and Telugu actress
- Chittor V. Nagaiah, Actor
- Noorabdul Rrahaman Khan, Founder General Secretary of "Akhand Bharatheeya Aawaaz" National Political Party.
Prathap C Reddy is the founder and Chairman of Apollo group of hospitals also belongs to the Chittoor District
- Madhurantakam Rajaram, writer, sahithya Akademy awardee
- Sex Ratio of Andhra Pradesh is 992 per 1000 as per Census 2011 | Census 2011 Indian Population. Census2011.co.in (2011-04-27). Retrieved on 2012-01-07.
- Chittor Municipality. Chittoor.ap.gov.in. Retrieved on 2012-01-07.
- States / Andhra Pradesh : Nod for three new civic corporations. The Hindu (2011-06-24). Retrieved on 2012-01-07.
- Election Commission of India. APAssembly results. 1978–2004
- Election Commission of India. APAssembly results. 1977–2004[dead link]