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Cherla is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°04′30″N 80°49′37″E / 18.075°N 80.827°E / 18.075; 80.827Coordinates: 18°04′30″N 80°49′37″E / 18.075°N 80.827°E / 18.075; 80.827
Country  India
State Telangana
District Khammam
Elevation 78 m (256 ft)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Cherla is a tehsil in Khammam district. It is located on the banks of River Godavari. Prior to Nov,30'1959, Cherla was a part Nuguru taluka of East Godavari District.[1]

Geography of Cherla[edit]

Cherla is located on the banks of River Godavari at 18°04′30″N 80°49′37″E / 18.07500°N 80.82694°E / 18.07500; 80.82694. It has an average elevation of 78 metres (259 ft).it is a small town near godavari river and also near taliperu tributary which is a small tributary of godavari river

Population and literacy[edit]

Cherla has a population of 2,00,000 of which 42.9% are literates (2012 census).[2]

Irrigation profile[edit]

  • Taliperu Project: It is a medium irrigation project across the Taliperu river, a major tributary of the river Godavari, near Peddamidisileru village, Charla mandal. It has an ayakut utiliization of 2,600 acres (11 km2).[3]

Important features[edit]

  • Taliperu Project
  • Rahul Vignan School
  • Ancient ramalayam (lingapuram padu)
  • Ancient shivalayam (old Cherla) which is a part of charla built in 16th century.
  • Versatile writers like peddada swamy and Amminna Telugu master
  • Contemporary painters

Villages in Cherla Mandal[edit]


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