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Jaggayyapeta town from the Buddhist stupa site
Jaggayyapeta town from the Buddhist stupa site
Jaggayyapeta is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°53′31″N 80°05′51″E / 16.8920°N 80.0976°E / 16.8920; 80.0976Coordinates: 16°53′31″N 80°05′51″E / 16.8920°N 80.0976°E / 16.8920; 80.0976
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Mandal Jaggayyapeta
 • Body Jaggaiahpeta Municipality
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Raja Gopalam Sreeram (Tataiah)
 • Member of Parliament Kesineni Srinivas (Nani)
 • Total 23.50 km2 (9.07 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 53,530
 • Density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521 175
Telephone code +91–8654
Vehicle registration AP–16
Lok Sabha constituency Vijayawada
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jaggaiahpeta
Jaggayapeta is a Buddhist Holy relic site of Andhra Pradesh

Jaggayyapeta is a census town in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the mandal headquarters of Jaggayyapeta mandal of Vijayawada revenue division.[4][5] The town is located on the banks of the Paleru River which is a tributary of the Krishna River.


Jaggaiahpeta was governed by a ruler, by name Sri Rajah Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu. It is said that he founded two towns, namely, Jaggayyapeta, named after his father Jaggayya, and Achampeta, named after his mother Atchamma.


Government records suggest the founder of the town was Venkatadri Nayudu, who developed and renamed the village of Betavolu to Jaggayyapeta. The region was then infested with robbers and hence the old village was called Dongala Betavolu (Robbers' Betavolu). For some time, Jaggayyapeta was mentioned in Government records with Betavolu written in brackets.

This region has an ancient history, the innocent-looking mound 'Dhanam Bodu', lying east of Jaggayyapeta, has in it the remains of an ancient stupa, which has been lying there for 2,000 years.

Jaggayyapeta became a municipality in 1987 and Sreeram Badari Narayanarao was elected as 1st municipal chairman.


The Archaeological excavation around the town of Jaggayyapeta has found Buddhist stupa of 200 BC.[6][7] Many sculptures and scriptures of Neolithic, Megalithic and medieval periods are also found around the town.[8]


Civic administration

Jaggayyapeta municipality was formed in the year 1988. It is a II–Grade Municipality with 23 wards and spread over an area of 23.50 km2 (9.07 sq mi).[1]


The Mango orchards are in abundant with Banginapalli, Totapuri varieties, those are even exported to foreign countries.[9][10]


Jaggayyapeta is located on NH 9, which connects Pune and Machilipatnam. APSRTC operates buses from Jaggayyapeta bus station which also has a bus depot.[11][12] The town has a total road length of 109.00 km (67.73 mi).[13]


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Krishna" (PDF). Census of India. p. 16,48. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Elevation for Jaggaiahpet". Veloroutes. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Krishna District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 474, 523. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Administrative Setup". Krishna District Official Website. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Mackenzie, Gordon. "SABLT OB HINDU PERIOD". A_Manual_of_the_Kistna_District_in_the_Presidency_of_Madras_1000731755/9. Forgotten Books. 2013: 9–10. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "List of Departmental Explorations 1970 - 2002". Department of Archaeology & Museums. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Indian Archaeology 1984-85, A Review" (PDF). Archaeological Survey of India. pp. 4–5. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  9. ^ Srinivas, Rajulapudi (30 April 2013). "Bumper harvest of mangoes likely". The Hindu. Nuzvid (Krishna District). Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  10. ^ B. MADHU GOPAL (26 May 2003). "Mangoes up for grabs". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Sujatha Varma, P (7 February 2016). "RTC offers a ‘sweet’ journey". The Hindu. Vijayawada. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Details of Roads in Each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration and Urban Developmemt Department - Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "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.