Markapur

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Markapuram
Nickname(s): 
Markapur
Markapuram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Markapuram
Markapuram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°44′N 79°17′E / 15.73°N 79.28°E / 15.73; 79.28Coordinates: 15°44′N 79°17′E / 15.73°N 79.28°E / 15.73; 79.28
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictPrakasam
Area
 • Total28.77 km2 (11.11 sq mi)
Elevation
145 m (476 ft)
Population
(2018)[2]
 • Total1,40,000
 • Density4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu language Rayalaseema slang
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91–8596
Vehicle registrationAP
WebsiteMarkapuram Municipality

Markapuram is a town in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Markapur mandal in Markapur revenue division. It is located around the Nallamala Hills.[3] As of 2011 the town had a population of 1,40,000[4].

Geography[edit]

Markapuram is located at 15°44′N 79°17′E / 15.73°N 79.28°E / 15.73; 79.28.[5] It has an average elevation of 145 metres (476 ft).

Transport[edit]

Markapuram is located on the Ananthapur - Amaravathi Express Highway.This is near from Kurnool than Ongole around 100 km and also near by Nandyal.[6] It is a part of the Guntur division of South Central Railway division. The railway line from Vijayawada to Guntakal passes through this station.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[7][8] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English and Telugu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archived 2016-01-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=629831
  3. ^ http://censusindia.gov.in/2011census/maps/atlas/28part32.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/802986-markapur-andhra-pradesh.html
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Markapur
  6. ^ http://www.roaddistance.in/andhra-pradesh/markapur-road-markapur-to-markapur-railway-station-distance/by-road/
  7. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  8. ^ "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.