Punganur

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Punganur.
పుంగనూరు
Pulinadu
city
Punganur. is located in Andhra Pradesh
Punganur.
Punganur.
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°22′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.5833°E / 13.3667; 78.5833Coordinates: 13°22′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.5833°E / 13.3667; 78.5833
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 70,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 517 xxx
Telephone code +91–8581
Website Punganur Municipality

Punganur is a town and a Municipality in Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Punganur is located at 13°22′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.5833°E / 13.3667; 78.5833.[1] It has an average elevation of 800 meters (2600 feet).Punganur is an important junction for the arterial roads to Madanapalle ( and onwards to Anantapur ), Malur ( and onwards to Kolar and Bangalore), Chittoor ( and onwards to Tirupati & Katpadi ), and also to Kuppam ( and onwards to Dharmapuri, Salem).

It is probably one of the oldest towns in this region and records indicate that this region indulged in trading with the Romans.

Nearest towns for this town are Punganur, Madanapalle and Katiperi.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Punganur had a population of 700,00. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Punganur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 56%. In Punganur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Governance[edit]

Punganur Assembly constituency is a constituency of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of 14 constituencies in Chittoor district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Punganuru
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

Pundeswara temple in mugavadi near to punganur.