Dharmavaram, Anantapur district

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Dharmavaram
ధర్మవరం
City
Dharmavaram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Dharmavaram
Dharmavaram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°26′N 77°43′E / 14.43°N 77.72°E / 14.43; 77.72Coordinates: 14°26′N 77°43′E / 14.43°N 77.72°E / 14.43; 77.72
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
District Dharmavaram
Area[1]
 • Total 40.50 km2 (15.64 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 121,874
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515671
Telephone code 91-08559
Vehicle registration AP-02
Website dharmavaram.cdma.ap.gov.in

Dharmavaram is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is famous for its handloom silk sarees. The city is renowned for cotton, silk weaving industries and leather puppets.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Dharmavaram tank was constructed by Kriyasakthi Odeyar. The name of the city was derived from the name of his mother, Dharmamba.[3]

Geography[edit]

Dharmavaram is located at 14°26′N 77°43′E / 14.43°N 77.72°E / 14.43; 77.72.[4] It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1131 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census, the town had a population of 121,874. The total population constitute, 62,250 males, 59,624 females –a sex ratio of 958 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[5] 12,730 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 6,834 are boys and 5,896 are girls—a sex ratio of 863 girls per 1000 boys. The average literacy rate stands at 71.07% with 77,564 literates, slightly lower than the national average of 73.00%.[1][6]

Governance[edit]

Civic administration[edit]

Dharmavaram Municipality was formed on 1 April 1964 as a Grade–III municipality. It is upgraded to Selection Grade[7] and has a jurisdictional area of 42.50 km2 (16.41 sq mi) with 40 election wards.[8][9] Each ward is represented by a ward member and the ward committee is headed by a chairperson.[10] The present chairperson of the municipality is Beere Gopala Krishna and the commissioner is B.Rama Mohan.[11]

Economy[edit]

Dharmavaram is a hub for pure silk sarees. The economy of the town is dependent on the weaving industry. Farmers depend on rain water due to lack of water resources. A major crop in this area is ground nuts.[12]

Transport[edit]

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Dharmavaram bus station.[13] Dharmavaram Junction railway station is a major railway station located on the Guntakal–Bangalore section and the Dharmavarm–Pakala branch line.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools of the School Education Department of the state.[14][15] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook – Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Dharmavaram Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. – Dharmavaram
  5. ^ "Sex Ratio". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dharmavaram Municipal Corporation". dharmavarammunicipality.org. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  9. ^ "Dharmavaram Municipal Corporation". dharmavarammunicipality.org. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  10. ^ "The Constitution (Seventy-Fourth Amendment) Act, 1992". India Code. Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Contact Details of Commissioners and Mayors of Amrut Cities" (PDF). Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. Government of India. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Pin Code of Dharmavaram". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  13. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016.