Salur

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Salur
Municipality
Vegavathi river at salur
Vegavathi river at salur
Salur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Salur
Salur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°32′00″N 83°13′00″E / 18.5333°N 83.2167°E / 18.5333; 83.2167Coordinates: 18°32′00″N 83°13′00″E / 18.5333°N 83.2167°E / 18.5333; 83.2167
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Vizianagaram
Area[1]
 • Total 19.55 km2 (7.55 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 138.05 m (452.92 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 49,547
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 535 591
Telephone code 91–8964
Website Salur Municipality

Salur or Saluru is a municipal town and Mandal headquarters in Vizianagaram district, of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Geography and climate[edit]

Salur is located on the banks of River Vegavathi at 18°32′00″N 83°13′00″E / 18.5333°N 83.2167°E / 18.5333; 83.2167.[3] It has an average elevation of 118 metres (387 ft). It is bounded by Makkuva, Bobbili, Ramabhadrapuram and Pachipenta mandals of Andhra Pradesh state. Salur is surrounded with green forests and chain of hills on two sides and by River Vegavathi on the other two sides.

The climate of the town is generally characterized by high humidity almost all round the year, oppressive summer and seasonal rainfall. The temperature varies between 17 and 40 degrees of Celsius. Average annual rainfall is 1074.0 mm. The nature of the soil is generally black cotton soil.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 49,500. The total population constitute, 24,021 males, 25,479 females and 4,900 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 73.22% with 32,656 literates, approximately equal to the national average of 73.00%.[4]

Administration[edit]

Municipality[edit]

Salur was a major panchayat till 1950. It was established in the year 1950 and was upgraded as grade II Municipality in 2001. The extent of Salur municipality area is 19.55 sq mi (50.6 km2). The source of water supply is River Vegavathi, with 200 public taps and 226 public bore–wells. The municiplaity supplies 3 million litres per day of total drinking water is supplied with a per capita of 80 litres per day. The municipality has 54 km (34 mi) of roads, 4 public parks, 5 play gournds, 11 community halls etc. There are 23 elementary and 2 secondary schools for education purpose.[5]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Constituency of Salur is reserved for Scheduled Tribes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome to SALUR Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Salur
  4. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Public services/amenities". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 August 2014.