Kovur, Nellore district

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Sri Nagavarapamma temple, Kovur
Sri Nagavarapamma temple, Kovur
Kovur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location of kovur in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°30′00″N 79°59′09″E / 14.5001°N 79.9859°E / 14.5001; 79.9859Coordinates: 14°30′00″N 79°59′09″E / 14.5001°N 79.9859°E / 14.5001; 79.9859
StateAndhra Pradesh
small townKovur
 • BodyNellore Urban Development Authority
 • DirectorKutla Uma (Telugu Desam party)
 • NUDA ChairmanKotamreddy Sreenivasulu reddy
 • town6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Elevation19 m (62 ft)
 • town32,082[1]
 • Urban
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Assembly constituency number225
Vehicle registrationAP 26
WebsiteKovur Official website
This is the image of kovur entrance at Saluchintal Center, Kovur at NH-67
Kovur Trunk Road.

Kovur is a town [4] 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.[5] It forms a part of Nellore Urban Development Authority.[6] The poet "Thikkanna" was born in this place.


Kovur is located at 14°30′00″N 79°59′09″E / 14.5001°N 79.9859°E / 14.5001; 79.9859 and at an altitude of 19 m (62 ft).[3] The village is spread over an area of 6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi).[2] Penna River is the major river flows in the proximity of the village.[7]


As of 2011 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%.[2][8]

Government and politics[edit]

Kovur gram panchayat is the local self-government of the village.[9][10] 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.[11] Kovur in Kovur mandal is represented by Kovur assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.[12] The present MLA representing the constituency is Polamreddy sreenivasulu reddyof Telugu Desam Party.[13] It forms a part in Nellore Urban Development Authority. The present chairman is Kotamreddy Sreenivasulu reddy.


Paddy(unboiled rice)sugarcane is the major Agricultural crop produced.[14] The L.Vannamei variety of Shrimp farming is the major Aquaculture production in and around Kovur.[15]


National Highway 16, a part of Golden Quadrilateral project, bypasses Kovur village.[16] Padugupadu railway station provides rail connectivity and is situated on Vijayawada-Gudur section of Howrah-Chennai main line.[17] It is administered under Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[18] National Highway 67 bypasses through Kovur village.

Notable Persons[edit]


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[19][20] The total number of students enrolled in primary, upper primary and high schools of the village are 1,731.[21] There are 15 schools which include, six private, eight Mandal Parishad and ZPHS, an other type of school as well.[22][23]


  1. ^ a b c http://epmis.ap.nic.in/epmisDistHTAXAsmts.jsp?distcode=109&mandcode=2122
  2. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook – Nellore" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. pp. 25, 295. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Kovur, India". fallingrain.com.
  4. ^ "kovur is a town in nellore".
  5. ^ "HandBook_2013-14_SPSNellore_final" (PDF). nellore.ap.nic.in. p. 77. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Mandals and villages covered under Nellore UDA limits" (PDF). Directorate of village and Country Planning Andhra Pradesh. p. 4. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Handbook 2013-14 SPS Nellore Final" (PDF). nellore.ap.nic.in. p. 2. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Literacy of AP (Census 2011)" (PDF). Official Portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. p. 43. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Kovur Village Panchayat". National Panchayat Portal. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Gram Panchayat Identification Codes" (PDF). Saakshar Bharat Mission. p. 120. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Elected Members of Kovur Gram Panchayat". www.nelkovurkovurgp.appr.gov.in. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (pdf). Election Commission of India. p. 23. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Member's Report". Andhra Pradesh Legislature Assembly. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  14. ^ Staff, Government Of Madras; Madras, Government of (1942). Gazetteer of the Nellore District: Brought Upto 1938. Asian Educational Services. p. 3. ISBN 9788120618510. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Farmers incur losses as virus affecting shrimp production". The Hans India. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Monthky Progress Report - July 2014" (PDF). nhai.org.in. p. 40. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  17. ^ "[IRFCA] Electrification History from CORE". irfca.org. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Kolakalur railway station info". India Rail Info. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  19. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  20. ^ "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Student Information Report". Commissionerate of School Education. Child info 2015–16, District School Education – Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  22. ^ "CSE". cse.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  23. ^ "DSE - Department of School Education". cse.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 28 November 2016.

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