Kovur, Nellore district
Sri Nagavarapamma temple, Kovur
|• Body||Nellore Urban Development Authority|
|• Director||Kutla Uma (Telugu Desam party)|
|• NUDA Chairman||Kotamreddy Sreenivasulu reddy|
|• town||6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||19 m (62 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Assembly constituency number||225|
|Vehicle registration||AP 26|
|Website||Kovur Official website|
Kovur is a town  in Nellore district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town is the headquarters of the Kovur Mandal and Assembly Constituency. It is located in Kovur mandal of Nellore revenue division. It forms a part of Nellore Urban Development Authority. The poet "Thikkanna" was born in this place.
As of 2011[update] census, Kovur had a population of 32,082. The total population constitute, 15,640 males and 16,442 females —a sex ratio of 1051 females per 1000 males. 3,196 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 1,659 are boys and 1,537 are girls. The average literacy rate stands at 74.45% with 21,506 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.
Government and politics
Kovur gram panchayat is the local self-government of the village. The panchayat has a total of 20 wards with an elected ward member. The present sarpanch of the village is Kutla Uma and vice-sarpanch is Intha Malla Reddy. Kovur in Kovur mandal is represented by Kovur assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. The present MLA representing the constituency is Polamreddy sreenivasulu reddyof Telugu Desam Party. It forms a part in Nellore Urban Development Authority. The present chairman is Kotamreddy Sreenivasulu reddy.
National Highway 16, a part of Golden Quadrilateral project, bypasses Kovur village. Padugupadu railway station provides rail connectivity and is situated on Vijayawada-Gudur section of Howrah-Chennai main line. It is administered under Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone. National Highway 67 bypasses through Kovur village.
- Tikkana Somayaji born in Patur Village, Kovur Mandal
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The total number of students enrolled in primary, upper primary and high schools of the village are 1,731. There are 15 schools which include, six private, eight Mandal Parishad and ZPHS, an other type of school as well.
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