Sullurpeta

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Sullurpeta
సుల్లురుపేట
Census town
Sullurpeta is located in Andhra Pradesh
Sullurpeta
Sullurpeta
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°42′00″N 80°01′00″E / 13.7000°N 80.0167°E / 13.7000; 80.0167Coordinates: 13°42′00″N 80°01′00″E / 13.7000°N 80.0167°E / 13.7000; 80.0167
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Nellore
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 37,504
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 524 xxx

Sullurupeta is a Census town in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also the mandal headquarters of Sullurupeta mandal.[2] It serves as a gateway to Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

History[edit]

The origin of name "Sullurupeta" came from Telugu words "Sullu" meaning rounds or circles and "peta" meaning town.

Geography[edit]

Sullurupeta is located in Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh about 83 km north of Chennai. It has an average elevation of 11 meters (39 feet). It has excellent rail and road connectivity to Chennai , Tirupati and Nellore. It is 100 km (62 mi) from Nellore. It is 80 km (50 mi) from Tirupati.Sriharikota is about 17 km from Sullurpeta, it houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.Sullurpeta is at a distance of 12 km (7.5 mi) from Sricity which is a developing satellite city in the border between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census, the population was 27,504. Telugu is the official as well as the largest language spoken by the people.

Politics[edit]

Sullurupeta is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. It is a reserved constituency.

List of Elected Members:

  • 1962 - Pasupuleti Siddaiah Naidu
  • 1967, 1972 and 1978 - Pitla Venkata Subbaiah
  • 1983 - Satti Prakasham
  • 1985 - Madanambeti Manaiah
  • 1989 - Pasala Penchalaiah
  • 1994 and 1999 - Parasa Venkata Ratnaiah
  • 2004 - Nelavala Subhramanyam
  • 2009 - Parasa Venkata Ratnaiah

Places of interest[edit]

Chengalamma Temple

Satish Dhawan Space Center, SHAR located 17 km (11 mi) from Sullurpeta, is an Indian Space Research Agency.[3] Chengalamma Temple is the abode of Goddess Chengalamma Parameswari, manifested herself in the village on the bank of the Kanlangi river. Mannar Poluru is a village in Sullurpeta muncipality, famous for temples Allugu Mannaru Krishna Swamy Temple, Santhaneswara Temple, etc. Allugu Mannaru Krishna Swamy Temple, 3 km from Sullurpeta, is the abode of Lord Krishna, only temple in India dedicated to Jambavthi, Sathyabhama and Krishna.[citation needed] Nelapattu is a small village, located 10 km of the town of Sullurpeta is famous for the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ [1] Nellore District Maps with the Mandals-Source-Govt of AP
  3. ^ http://www.isro.org/