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NT Rama Rao statue at Hindupur
NT Rama Rao statue at Hindupur
Hindupur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°49′48″N 77°29′24″E / 13.8300°N 77.4900°E / 13.8300; 77.4900Coordinates: 13°49′48″N 77°29′24″E / 13.8300°N 77.4900°E / 13.8300; 77.4900
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
 • Type Municipal council
 • Body Hindupur Municipality
 • Total 38.16 km2 (14.73 sq mi)
Area rank 20th
Elevation 621 m (2,037 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 151,677
 • Rank 203rd (India)
20th (in state)
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC5:30)
PIN 515201
Telephone code 91–8556
Vehicle registration AP–02
Website hindupur.cdma.ap.gov.in

Hindupur is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Hindupur mandal in Hindupur revenue division.[3][2]


Hindupur is located at 13°50′N 77°29′E / 13.83°N 77.49°E / 13.83; 77.49 on the banks of Penna River.[4] It has an average elevation of 2,037 feet (621 metres).


As of 2011 census of India, the city had a population of 151,677. It had a growth of about 25 thousands compared to the last census in 2001, where it stands at 125,074.[5] The present total population constitute, 76,625 males and 75,210 females —a sex ratio of 982 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[6] 16,309 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 8,263 are boys and 8,046 are girls. The average literacy rate stands at 76.40% with 103,538 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[2][7]

Telugu is the official and widely spoken language. Kannada and Urdu are the other languages spoken.[8][9][10][11]

Government and politics[edit]

Civic administration

Hindupur municipality was formed in the year 1920. It has an extent of 38.16 km2 (14.73 sq mi).[12]


The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Hindupur bus station.[13] Hindupur railway station is administered under Bangalore division of South Western Railway zone.[14] It is situated on Guntakal-Bangalore section.


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The town also consists of government aided institutions like Government Polytechnic Hindupur and other private and government degree colleges and many private engineering colleges.[15][16] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook – Hindupur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Anantapur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 429, 440. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Hindupur, India". fallingrain.com. 
  5. ^ "Alphabetical List of Towns and their Population" (PDF). Census of India. Government of India. p. 2. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of India : Provisional Population Totals  : India :Census 2011". censusindia.gov.in. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "WELCOME TO CENSUS OF INDIA : Census India Library". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  9. ^ Hunter, Sir William Wilson (1885). The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 5, Gazetteers of British India, 1833-1962, India gazetteers, The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Sir William Wilson Hunter. India: Trübner & Company. pp. 419–420. 
  10. ^ Kelsall, John (1 June 1872). "Manual of the Bellary District". Bellary manual. Government of India. pp. II, 6–7. According to Wilks a line drawn from Gooty to Anantapur and so on due south should mark the boundary between the two languages. 
  11. ^ Francis, Walter (2002). Gazetteer of South India, Volumes 1-2. Mittal Publications. p. 183. 
  12. ^ "Hindupur Municipality". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Hindupur railway station info". India Rail Info. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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