Kandukur, Prakasam district
This page is about Kandukur, Prakasam district. For other uses, see Kandukuru (disambiguation)
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Kandukur is a town,mandal and municipality in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Kandukur has a historic background.In ancient days Ravana,the king of lanka has gifted this land to his sister(this saying came from ancestors) after that skandapuri which was renamed as kandukur ruled during sri krishna devaraya.There are 20 villages under Kandukur mandal.
Telugu is the official languages of the state of Andhra Pradesh and is spoken very commonly in Kandukur.
As of 2014[update] India census, Kandukur had a population of 1,85,120. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kandukur has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 55%. In Kandukur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Kandukur is an assembly constituency in Praksam District, Andhra Pradesh. There were 1,76,773 registered voters in Kandukur constituency for the 1999 elections. Kandukur is part of "Nellore" parlement constituency.
State government run schools include Zilla Parishad Boys and Girls High Schools and T.R.R. Govt Junior and Degree colleges. Now there is a government polytechnic college. Private Schools Nagarjuna Vidyalayam High school Nagarjuna Residential High school Vivekakanda High School Vikas High school Sri Siva Sai High school Pragti High School Narayana High School Sri Chaitanya High school Private Colleges SRM junior college MSR junior college Nagarjuna junior college Sri Gayatri Junior college Sri prathiba junior college Sri Viveka Junior college Narayana Junior college
The town is very well connected by Road to all the major Cities(Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Chennai) and towns in Andhra Pradesh. APSRTC and Many Private operators have number of buses plying to Hyderabad, Chennai. Commuters have choice of AC, Non Ac Bus facilities. For bus timings and information click on the below link:  The nearest Railway stations is "Singarayakonda" (SKM). However the nearest Major Railway station is "Ongole"(OGL). Ongole is District Headquarters. To find the Train Departures, Arrivals from Ongole, click on the link below.
The nearest domestic Airport is at Vijayawada at a distance of 213 km. Renigunta Airport is at 230 km Distance. For International Travel the Nearest airport is in Chennai(Meenabakkam Airport) at a distance of 314 km.
Though Hindus form the majority of the population, Muslims and Christians have substantial presence across the city and are predominant in and around Old City. Iconic temples, mosques, and churches and Baptist Home Mission, Mission Compound was established in 1918 are housed in the city. There are many mosques such as Jamia mosque, Makkah Maszid, Mohammadia etc., and churches like JD Bogesss Church and many more temples in the town. In 1990s Shirdi Saibaba Temple, Ayyappa Swamy Temple were built. Ankamma talli devalayam is the most religious place for Hindus.
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- APSRTC Official Website for Online Bus Ticket Booking - APSRTConline.in