Hindupur

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Hindupuram
హిందూపూరం
City
Hindupuram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Hindupuram
Hindupuram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°50′N 77°29′E / 13.83°N 77.49°E / 13.83; 77.49Coordinates: 13°50′N 77°29′E / 13.83°N 77.49°E / 13.83; 77.49
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Area
 • Total 38.16 km2 (14.73 sq mi)
Elevation 621 m (2,037 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 151,835
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC5:30)
PIN 515201
Telephone code 91–8556
Vehicle registration AP–02
Website Hindupuram Municipality

Hindupuram is the second largest city, located in Anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located near Andhra Pradeshkarnataka border.It is surrounded by karnataka state. Madhugiri,Gowribidanur,Pavagada,Bagepalli are the near by towns in karnataka. Penukonda is the only near by town in Andhra Pradesh, so it is mostly accessible to all surrounding karnataka people for their regular needs and trading.

Etymology[edit]

Hindupuram was given its name by a Maratha Chieftain called Murari Rao, who named this town after his father Hindoji Rao, or after a king named Hindurao.

Geography[edit]

Hindupuram is located at 13°50′N 77°29′E / 13.83°N 77.49°E / 13.83; 77.49 on the banks of Penna River.[1] It has an average elevation of 2,037 feet (621 metres). It is situated at a distance of 108 km from Anantapur, the district headquarters, and 100 km from the city of Bangalore.

Demographics[edit]

According to The Imperial Gazetteer of India,[2] Hindupuram was a taluk of Anantapuram district in Madras province. There were 74 villages covering an area of 426 square miles. The population in 1901 was 100,088, compared with 80,486 in 1891. Hindupuram, the headquarters has a population of 19,575. The Penna River and Chitravati River runs through the taluk.

Hindupuram had a population of 125,056. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hindupur has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 55%.

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Hindupuram municipality had a population of 151,835, out of which males were 76,625 and females were 75,210. The literacy rate was 76.40 per cent.[3]

Civic issues[edit]

Hindupuram's future expansion is severely restricted due to the scarcity of water. It is not uncommon to see people buying water at premium prices (lately around 5 rupees per bucket), usually through private "tankers". These tankers pump out water using powerful bore-wells, depleting ground water reserves[citation needed]. Recently[when?] water cans which are purified in local water purifying plants (Non-ISI recognised) are the drinking source and ground water is high in fluoride content which is also highly salty in mature, makes almost impossible to drink bore-well water.

Assembly constituency[edit]

Hindupuram(276) is an Assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh

Hindupuram perhaps is the only constituency in the State where Telugu Desam Party (TDP) remains undefeated since its inception.

Hindupuram was the native constituency of the famous actor, director and politician N.T. Rama Rao and he contested and won as M.L.A from Hindupuram for 3 times and from then T.D.P is the predominant party in this constituency.

After N.T.Rama Rao, his son Hari krishna also contested from here in 1996 and became M.L.A for this constituency.

In 1999, C.C. Venkata Ramudu won as M.L.A with recorded highest majority in this constituency with 60% votes gain.

  • Nandamuri Balakrishna representing Telugudesam party is the present M.L.A. of this constituency.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Hindupuram comes under the South Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The karnataka express and kongu express connects the city to Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi, the capital of India, even the Hindupuram is connected to major cities like Mumbai,Pune, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Mysore, Bangalore etc., through railways.

Many peolple use daily passenger train service from Hindupuram to Bangalore (now also runs on Sunday's). It is very beneficial for who and all working in Bangalore and Doddaballapur.And there is another passenger for Hindupuram to Anantapur daily in the morning.

Road[edit]

HINDUPURAM city is located 460 kilometres from Hyderabad, 108 kilometres from Anantapuram and 100 kilometres from Bengaluru. APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation), has a Sub Divisional headquarters (covering gowribidanuru, Kadiri, Puttaparthi, Madhugiri, Dharmavaram, and Madakasira in Hindupuram, It has one of the busiest bus stations in India with over 500 buses passing by every day.

Air[edit]

Nearby Hindupur, the International Airport is Bangalore International Airport, Devanahalli, Bangalore(85 km), one and half hour drive from Hindupur Town.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hindupur
  2. ^ Hindupur in The Imperial Gazetteer of India. vol 13, pp: 140.
  3. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Hindupur Pincode". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-05-19.