Mandapeta

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Mandapeta
మండపేట
Town
Fields near Mandapeta
Fields near Mandapeta
Nickname(s): Boys' Place
Mandapeta is located in Andhra Pradesh
Mandapeta
Mandapeta
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°52′N 81°56′E / 16.87°N 81.93°E / 16.87; 81.93Coordinates: 16°52′N 81°56′E / 16.87°N 81.93°E / 16.87; 81.93
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District East Godavari
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 47,115
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 533308
Telephone code 91 8855

Mandapeta is a town and a municipality in East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearby villages Tapeswaram, Ippanapadu, Arthamuru, Yeditha, Nelaturu are to merged into Mandapeta Municipality, but it was stayed in Andhra Pradesh High Court.

History[edit]

Mandapeta was originally called "Mandavyapuram", which came from Sage Mandukya, who is supposed to have stayed at that place. Narada is supposed to have done "Pratishthapana" of the idol in "Janardhana Swamy Temple", popularly known as "Ratham Temple" today.

Economy[edit]

Mandapeta is the main business and entertainment centre for around 50 villages. It has the biggest animal husbandry facility in India. Most of the population is employed in agriculture or related industries, but a sizeable population engages in trade and small-scale industries. It has seven movie theaters.

It hosts more than 100 rice factories.

Geography[edit]

Mandapeta is located at 16°31′N 81°34′E / 16.52°N 81.56°E / 16.52; 81.56.[1] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (52 feet).

The outskirts of the town are surrounded with natural scenery and temples such as Ayyappa Temple, TTD Kalyana Mandapam.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Mandapeta had a population of 47,115. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Mandapeta had average literacy of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65% and female literacy is 59%. In Mandapeta, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is Dwarapudi (6 km). The major railway stations nearby are Anaparti (10 km) and (Rajahmundry (34 km).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mandapeta
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.