Dharmavaram, Anantapur district

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Dharmavaram 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 (2011)[1]
 • Total 121,992
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515671

Dharmavaram is a city in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The city is famous for its hand loom silk sarees.


Dharmavaram is located at 14°26′N 77°43′E / 14.43°N 77.72°E / 14.43; 77.72.[2] It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1131 feet).


As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 121,992. The total population constitute, 62,186 males, 59,806 females—a sex ratio of 962 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[1] 11,963 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 6,441 are boys and 5,522 are girls—a sex ratio of 857 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 71.83% with 79,037 literates, slightly lower than the national average of 73.00%.[3]

Saree industry[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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Cities having population 1 lakh and above". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dharmavaram
  3. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pin Code of Dharmavaram". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-05-13.