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Narasaraopet is a Municipality, located in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The name comes from Narasa Rao, a wealthy landlord who owned much of the surrounding areas some time back. The town is also the divisional headquarter of Narasaraopet mandal.
Geography and climate
Narasaraopet is the major commercial trading center after Tenali in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Have lot of educational institutes. Narasaraopet is built on flat land ringed by hills that are an offshoot of the Eastern Ghats. The summer months can get exceedingly hot while winters are mild. Rainfall is due to the monsoon and is concentrated in the months of July–September.
The average annual rainfall of Narasaraopet is 761 millimeters. The southwest monsoon season contributes 400 mm northeast monsoon contributes 299 mm. Premonsoonal thundershowers contribute 75 mm.
on October 24 2013 record breaking rainfall of 320mm fell in just 24 hours
As per provisional data of 2011 census, Narasaraopet urban agglomeration had a population of 117,568, out of which males were 59,514 and females were 58,054. The literacy rate was 79.30 per cent.
Population of Narasaraopet town is 116329 as per official census report for 2011. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Narasaraopet city has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 69%. In Narasaraopet, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. A majority of the population is Hindu with small communities of Muslims and Christians.
By 2007 Narasaraopet town completed its 200 years of history. It has celebrated 200 years completion (Dwisatabhdi utsavalu) celebration. Historically the area is ruled by Reddy rajulu.
Freedom fighter S. Narasimha Reddy, who played an important role during the freedom struggle, hails from this region. Narasaraopet is both a Lok Sabha and an assembly constituency. Prominent people elected from here to the State Assembly include the former Chief Minister Kasu Brahmananda Reddy (1964–71) and Telugu Desam Party leader, Kodela Siva Prasad Rao (1983–2004) (Ex-Home & Health Minister in NTR’s Govt & First Speaker of New Andhra Pradesh Legislature (2014-incumbent)). The present representation for the assembly is by [Gopi Reddy Srinivasa Reddy] M.L.A since 2014. Konijeti Rosaiah was elected to the Lok Sabha from this constituency in 1998. Modugula Venugopala Reddy was elected to the Lok Sabha from this constituency in 2009. The present representation for the parliament is by Rayapati Sambasiva Rao since 2014.
Narasaraopet is located on the Guntur - Vinukonda - Kurnool - Bellary Road and East side of Chennai - Hyderabad Highway. The town is about 45 km from Guntur and 250 km from the state capital Hyderabad. Regular bus services run from here to both these towns apart from Srisailam and Kurnool and Vijayawada. It is a station on the Guntur-Guntakal line of South Central Railway and falls under the Guntur division. Train services connect it to Hubli, Secunderabad, Bangalore and among others. The nearest airport is around a 100 km away in Vijayawada.
Narasaraopet is surrounded by many engineering, dental, medical and pharmacy colleges. some of the famous incldue Narasaraopeta Engineering College, Eswar College of engineering (Kesanupalli), Narasaraopet Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (NIPS), Tirumala Engineering College (Jonnalagadda), Amara Institute of Engineering and Technology (Satuluru) etc.
- "Cities having population 1 lakh and above". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-20.