Dharmavaram, Anantapur

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Dharmavaram-1 is located in Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates: 14°26′N 77°43′E / 14.43°N 77.72°E / 14.43; 77.72Coordinates: 14°26′N 77°43′E / 14.43°N 77.72°E / 14.43; 77.72
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,30,000
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515671

Dharmavaram is the 2nd biggest municipal town located in Anantapur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is now a "Selection Grade Municipality", which previously was a 2nd Grade Municipality. Dharmavaram is famous for its hand loom silk sarees.Puttaparthi, the birthplace and abode of Shri Sathya Sai Baba is situated 42 km from Dharmavaram..


Dharmavaram is located at 14°26′N 77°43′E / 14.43°N 77.72°E / 14.43; 77.72.[1] It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1131 feet).


As per provisional data of 2011 census, Dharmavaram municipality had a population of 121,992, out of which males were 62,186 and females were 59,806. The literacy rate was 71.83 per cent.[2] Dharmavaram is a taluk of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. It has 48 villages over an area of 632 square miles. It has a major Railway junction. The city was said to be founded by Kriyasakti Udaiyar, who built a fort on the banks of large reservoir formed by damming the Chitravati river.

Notable points[edit]

Dharmavaram is a famous hub for pure silk sarees. Dharmavaram sarees is famous for its hand made pure silks. The majority of the peoples livelihood is weaving. Dharmavaram is the major business center in the Anantapur district which comes under the Rayalaseema region.

Visiting places in dharmavaram[edit]

Town lake embakements Nesepeta : This area famous for silk shops. More than 1000 silkshops are present in a packed area. GANDHI NAGAR :This area is located in middle of the town, all shops are available here like, medical shops, textiles and garments Facebook page related to Dharmavaram town [1] and [2]



  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dharmavaram
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Pin Code of Dharmavaram". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 

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