Jammalamadugu

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Jammalamadugu
జమ్మలమడుగు
town
Jammalamadugu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Jammalamadugu
Jammalamadugu
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°51′N 78°23′E / 14.85°N 78.38°E / 14.85; 78.38Coordinates: 14°51′N 78°23′E / 14.85°N 78.38°E / 14.85; 78.38
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Rayalaseema
District YSR
Elevation 169 m (554 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 90,502
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 516434
Vehicle registration AP-04
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Jammalamadugu

Jammalamadugu is a town in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh in India. It lies on the left bank of the river Penneru. Mylavaram reservoir was constructed on this river near the town, and GANDIKOTA reservoir near Gandikota fort. This place, sometimes referred to as Jambulamadugu in the earlier records, is the only town in the taluk and is the headquarters. It is almost in the border of three Rayalaseema districts YSR District(Kadapa), Kurnool and Anantapur. It is also the headquarters of the Revenue Division and the Block bearing its name. Jammalamadugu has a considerable export trade in coarse sarees, produced both in the town and in adjoining villages. It is equally famous for its trade in ghee and also trades in cotton, groundnut, jowar and other millets. In recent years its trade in citrus fruits appears to be on the increase. There are many lemon orchards near the bank of penna river and surrounding areas.

Geography[edit]

Jammalamadugu is located at 14°50′N 78°24′E / 14.83°N 78.4°E / 14.83; 78.4.[1] It has an average elevation of 169 metres (554 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Jammalamadugu had a population of 90,502. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Jammalamadugu has an average literacy rate of 79.5%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 74%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

There are many schools colleges and some of the state run institutions include

  • Govt degree college
  • Govt polytechnic college
  • Govt Junior and I.T.I colleges
  • Zilla Parisad high schools

Tourism[edit]

Sri Narapura Venkateswara Swamy temple, Kanyakaparameswari temple, Saibaba temple etc., are some famous temples. Gandikota fort and the Penna valley, Gandikota reservoir are other attractions.

Transportation[edit]

APSRTC bus services and private services from all major cities like Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Kurnool, Kadapa, Nellore etc.

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