Gudur, Nellore district

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Gudur
గూడూరు
Town
Gudur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gudur
Gudur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°08′50″N 79°50′52″E / 14.14733°N 79.84771°E / 14.14733; 79.84771Coordinates: 14°08′50″N 79°50′52″E / 14.14733°N 79.84771°E / 14.14733; 79.84771
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Area[1]
 • Total 9.42 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Population (2015)[2]
 • Total 107,325
 • Density 11,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 524 101
Telephone code +91–8624
Vehicle registration AP–26
Sex ratio 1:1(approx) /
Website Gudur Municipality

Gudur is a town in Nellore district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Gudur mandal and Gudur revenue division.[3][4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census of India, the town had a population of 60,625. The total population constitute, 29,786 males, 30,839 females and 5,672 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 74.06% with 44,901 literates, slightly lower than the national average of 73.00%.[5]

Geography[edit]

Climate

Gudur is very hot in summer. The town is quite frequently affected by cyclones and has an almost nonexistent winter. The best season to visit is from October to March. The eastern part of town is flooded often during the rainy season, with people facing hardships.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Gudur's economy depends on agriculture, mica, lemons, and aquaculture. The mica belt around Gudur is considered the 2nd largest in the country. The mica deposits are located in a 1000sq.km. area covering Gudur, Sydapuram, Rapur & Atmakur mandals of the Nellore district. Muscovite, quartz, feldspar and vermiculite type of mica are found around this area.

Transport[edit]

National Highway 5 passes through the town, which connects Kolkata and Chennai. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Gudur bus station.[6] Gudur Junction is a major railway junction, which connects Howrah-Chennai main line and Renigunta branch line. It is classified as an A–category station and recognised as an Adarsh station in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[7] The nearest airports are Chennai International Airport and Tirupati Airport.

Governance[edit]

Civic administration

The municipality was established in the year 1954. Its jurisdictional area covers 9.14 km2 (3.53 sq mi).[1] The urban agglomeration of the town consists of Gudur municipality and its out growths. The out growths include Guduru (east), Guduru (west), Chennuru–II, Nellatur, Chillakur.[8]

Politics

Gudur is a part of Gudur (SC) (Assembly constituency) for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Pasim Sunil Kumar is the present MLA of the constituency from TDP (recently joined back). In April 8th 2016 he is joined in TDP without resign from YSR Congress Party. [9] It is also a part of Tirupati (Lok Sabha constituency).[10][11] P.Gopinath is the municipal commissioner of the city[12] and Ponaka Devasena is the Municipal Chair Person.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Revenue Setup". Official website of Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Guntur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 234. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Vijayawada Division – a profile" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  8. ^ "List of Urban Agglomerations and their Constituent Units - 2011" (PDF). Census of India. p. 24. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "MLA". AP State Portal. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "MP (Lok Sabha)". Government of AP. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (pdf). Election Commission of India. p. 22,31. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Municipality commissioner". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 8 May 2015.