Markapur

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Markapur
Markapuram
Municipality
Markapur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Markapur
Markapur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°44′N 79°17′E / 15.73°N 79.28°E / 15.73; 79.28Coordinates: 15°44′N 79°17′E / 15.73°N 79.28°E / 15.73; 79.28
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Elevation 145 m (476 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 71,092
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523 xxx
Telephone code +91–8596
Website Markapur Municipality

Markapur is a Municipal town in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the third largest Town in Prakasam district.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Markapur is located at 15°44′N 79°17′E / 15.73°N 79.28°E / 15.73; 79.28.[2] It has an average elevation of 145 metres (475 ft).

Demographics[edit]

Markapur had a population of 73,583(As per March 2012). Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Markapur has an average literacy rate of 72%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 65%. In Markapur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age...

Business[edit]

Situated on the banks of the Gundlakamma river, this bustling town caters to 80% of the country's demand for slates and slate pencils. The place has abundant resources of slate mines. The town has lot of slate factories giving employment to many workers. The slates manufactured here are exported to many other states and throughout the world. Designer Slates (which are used for interiors of buildings especially for walls) are also manufactured here and these are directly exported mainly to Australia, Singapore and European countries.

Transportation[edit]

Markapur is Located on the Thokapalli - Nadayal State Highway. Now also it located on Nakrekal - Tirupathi 565 National Highway, which was passing through Markapur Town. Town has APSRTC bus station located opposite ABM High School. There are frequent buses to district headquarters Ongole. People who wants to visit Srisailam (Famous Shiva Temple-One of the Dwaadasa Jyothirlingams) from long distance can get down at Markapur railway station and reach Srisailam by bus from this town. The bus frequency to Hyderabad is also great.100 buses above in our markapur city. Bus Frequency from Markapur RTC Bustand: Markapur To Ongole - Every Halfen Hour One Galaxy express bus from 5AM to 7.30PM(Total 40 Buses), Every One Hour One Ordinary Bus(Total 20 Buses) from 5AM To 8PM.; Markapur To Vijayawada Total 15 Buses.; Markapur To Hyderabad Total 22 Buses from 7.30AM To 11.30PM.; Markapur To Macherla - Every Halfen Hour Ordinery Bus(Total 32 services) from 5AM to 7PM.;Markapur To Bangalore - 5PM(Via Nandyal), 7PM(Via Kadapa). Markapur To Kadapa - Every 1 1/2 hour One bus from 2AM To 10PM(Total 15 Buses); Markapur To Srisailam - Every 45 Min One Bus(Total 30 Buses) from 5AM To 9PM.; Markapur To Kurnool Total 12 Buses.;

Railways[edit]

Railway station ( Markapur Road ) is 4 km from town. It is a part of the Guntur division of South Central Railway division. City bus shuttles to and fro between town and railway station as per the train timings. The railway line from Vijayawada to Guntakal passes through this station.

Temples[edit]

Exterior

The Hindu religious worships include Sri Lakshmi Chenna Kesava Swamy Temple, Ammavarisala (Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple), Sri Shirdi Sai Satsang Mandir (Jawaharnagar Colony), Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Shiva Temple, Saibaba Temple, Ramulavari temple etc.

Nearest historical places are Cumbum Tank, a historical irrigation tank formed by damming the Gundlakamma river by earthen bund, which is the highest in the Presidency (80 ft), with 100 yards length.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Markapur