Nandigama

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Nandigama
నందిగామ
Town
Toll gate on Vijayawada - Hyderabad highway near Nandigama Keesara
Toll gate on Vijayawada - Hyderabad highway near Nandigama Keesara
Nandigama is located in Andhra Pradesh
Nandigama
Nandigama
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°47′00″N 80°18′00″E / 16.7833°N 80.3000°E / 16.7833; 80.3000Coordinates: 16°47′00″N 80°18′00″E / 16.7833°N 80.3000°E / 16.7833; 80.3000
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Mandal Nandigama
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 44,359
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521 xxx
Telephone code +91–8678
Vehicle registration AP–16
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nandigama

Nandigama is a Town in Nandigama mandal, located in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India. As of 2011 Census of India, the total population of the village was 44,359.

Geography[edit]

Nandigama is located 49 km north of Vijayawada and 46 km east of Kodada. The river Muniyeru flows in the outer part of the city. Nandigama has four seasons; Summer is the longest extending from March to July. Temperatures reach 49 degrees in mid May.

The following is the list of villages in this municipality. [2]

Civic administration[edit]

Nandigama is a Municipality covering many villages under its administration. There are approximately 24 villages under the Nandigama nagara panchayat. Nandigama has one law-and order police station no Traffic police station, a one assistant Sessions Court, 2 junior civil judges courts Government Hospital, more than 20 colleges and 50 schools. nandigama has longhistory sathavahanas ruledit later krishnadevaraya, kakatiyas the balija kings

Transport[edit]

Air The nearest airport is Vijayawada Airport located in Gannavaram, which is about two hours from Nandigama by road via National Highway 65.

Rail The nearest railway is at Madhira which is 21 km from Nandigama, or Vijaywada which is 50 km.

Road Nandigama has APSRTC(state transport)bus station well connected to many major cities in A.P.The NH9 (NH65 Now) which connects Hyderabad and Vijayawada passes through Nandigama. The city is well connected to Vijaywada. Nandigama is about 220 km from Hyderabad and Vijayawada is 49 km away.

Education[edit]

Maria Nivas English Medium High School and Junior College(for Women)

Nandigama is a hub for International, Government, Private schools and colleges; Maria Nivas English Medium High School is located in this town which is run by Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco.

K.V.R college is the oldest college (est.1968) run by govt. of Andhra Pradesh, offers Intermediate education, Bachelor Degrees as well as Masters Degrees across various fields.[3] M.R.R Group of Institutions, offers M.Pharmacy, B.Pharmacy, MBA, MCA, B.Ed, & M.Sc Organic Chemistry Courses in Nandigama Town. GDMM Women's Engineering College is situated in Nandigama which offers technical education, apart from these there are many educational institutions within reach from Nandigama.

Politics[edit]

The town was upgraded to a municipality in December 2011. For the last 20 years only party ruling here is TDP.

Media and communication[edit]

Sports[edit]

Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Badminton, Volleyball and Cricket are played in Nandigama. There is a basketball court at KVR College. Many district cricket tournaments are held at the Zilla Parishat High School.

Attractions[edit]

Muneru Bridge, Nandigama

Muneru River, a Tributary of Krishna River flows in this region. Silvagiri a place which is near Nandigama attracts people around the area with its beautiful natural scenic spots.

Religious[edit]

There are many Churches, Hindu Temples and Mosques in Nandigama. Nandigama holds the Limca Book of Records for conducting Mukkoti Ekadashi 111 times. It has famous temple on pallagiri gattu (pallagiri mountain) 2 km from the town.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Villages in Nandigama Municipality". Retrieved 2007-02-15. 
  3. ^ http://www.kvrcollege.edu.in/Default.aspx