Nuzvid

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Nuzvid
నూజివీడు
Nujiveedu
town
Nuzvid is located in Andhra Pradesh
Nuzvid
Nuzvid
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°47′N 80°51′E / 16.78°N 80.85°E / 16.78; 80.85Coordinates: 16°47′N 80°51′E / 16.78°N 80.85°E / 16.78; 80.85
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 50,354
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration AP 16
Website www.nuzvid.net

Nuzvid is a mandal and municipality in Krishna District, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1] It is 44 km from Vijayawada and 34 km from Eluru. Nuzvid is well known for its mango exports.

History[edit]

Nuzvid is a historical fortified town. It was founded by Meka Basavanna, the chieftain of Rani Rudrama Devi/Pratapa Rudra Deva of Warangal Kakatiya dynasty in 1321 AD. After the second attack of Delhi ruler, Mohammad bin Tughlak to Kakatiya ruler of Pratapa Rudra, he was defeated and caught by Tughlak. At that moment the chieftains were separated and migrated to different places. Some went to Bobbili. Some established themselves at Nuzvid.

At that period they cultivated the nuvvulu (Seasom) Chelu means Crops. The place was first named as nuchela veedu, gradually changing to nujelaveedu and after British rule to Nuzvid.

The first English-Telugu dictionary was prepared by Sankaranarayana with the financial help of Nuzvid Rajahs.

The first mutiny against French rule was by Nuzvidians. Senior Citizens of Nuzvidu used to say that this place used to have "Burujus" with heavily artillery for security. One such place was "Bodigattu". People used to hear the sounds of heavy artillery from the place now called "Damadamaala Thotha".

The famous Nuzvidians 'Dharma Appa Rao' was well known for his magnanimity and charitable nature. Several academic organizations are established on his name. Late Sri M. R. Appa Rao was popular political personality in AP state as he held several important positions such as Prohibition Minister in First AP Cabinet, twice he become Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, MP of Rajya Sabha etc. His outstanding academic contribution towards establishing SRR ZP High School, DAR College and PG Centre is worth remembering by all Nuzvidians. He was part of the history of Philanthropic Nuzvid.

Geography[edit]

Nuzvid is located at 16°47′N 80°51′E / 16.78°N 80.85°E / 16.78; 80.85.[2] It has an average elevation of 88 metres (288 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census Nuzvid had a population of 50,354.[3] Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Nuzvid has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. In Nuzvid, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

Nuzvid is an educational centre for the surrounding areas. Sri Raja Rangarayappa Zilla Parishad High School (SRRZPH School), established 1893, is one of the oldest schools in Andhra Pradesh.[citation needed] Other educational institutions are:

Unity in diversity[edit]

People here are very friendly and are true examples of the famous saying "Unity in Diversity". People observe the local festivals Thirunallu, Peerla Panduga. New Year's Eve, Eid-ul-Fitar (రంజాన్), Sankranthi, Ugadi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas are the festivals being observed across the communities.

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