Markapur

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Markapuram
Markapur
Municipality
Markapuram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Markapuram
Markapuram
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 Markapuram Municipality

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

Geography[edit]

Markapuram 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]

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

Markapuram is Located on the Thokapalli - Nadayal State Highway. Now also it located on Nakrekal - Tirupathi 565 National Highway, which was passing through Markapuram 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 Markapuram railway station and reach Srisailam by bus from this town.

Railways[edit]

Railway station ( Markapuram 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