Bitragunta

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Bitragunta
బిట్రగుంట
Village
Bitragunta is located in Andhra Pradesh
Bitragunta
Bitragunta
Bitragunta's location in India.
Coordinates: 14°46′N 79°59′E / 14.767°N 79.983°E / 14.767; 79.983Coordinates: 14°46′N 79°59′E / 14.767°N 79.983°E / 14.767; 79.983
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Nellore District
Elevation[1] 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 3,482

Bitragunta is a village in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Etymology[edit]

The City received its name when the British found good drinking water and named it "Better-gunta" which later became Bitragunta.[citation needed].

History[edit]

The significance of the village lies in the history of the Steam Era. The abundance of suitable water and availability of plain land enabled the construction of a unique Mechanical Loco Shed. The loco shed was first constructed in the year 1885.

The Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy temple is located in Bilakoota Kshetram of Konda Bitragunta near Bitragunta in Nellore district is famous. Every day around 1000 people visit this historical place. One more important historical place of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Padalu is located on Tallure road 2 km from Bittragunta Railway Station.right now loco shed is shutdowned for some reasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elevation for Pedakurapadu". Veloroutes. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 August 2014.