Coordinates: 16°14′09″N 80°02′59″E / 16.235965°N 80.049798°E / 16.235965; 80.049798
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Narasaraopet is located in Andhra Pradesh
Narasaraopet is located in India
Narasaraopet is located in Asia
Narasaraopet is located in Earth
Coordinates: 16°14′09″N 80°02′59″E / 16.235965°N 80.049798°E / 16.235965; 80.049798
StateAndhra Pradesh
 • Total7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
55 m (180 ft)
 • Total116,250
 • Rank288th in India and 28th in Andhra Pradesh
 • Density15,000/km2 (39,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
522601, 522602
Telephone code+91–8647
Vehicle registrationAP-07

Narasaraopet is a city and district headquarters of Palnadu District of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town is a municipality and mandal headquarters of Narasaraopet mandal and Headquarters of Narasaraopet revenue division. The town also is the seat of the court of Additional District Judge.[3][4] Narasaraopet acts as a melting point for the Palnadu and Delta regions of the district. The town is also referred as the 'Gateway of Palnadu'. The main offices of Nagarjuna Sagar Jawahar Canal (N.S. Right Canal) Operation & Maintenance Lingamguntla Circle[5] are located in this town.


The original name of the village was Atluru. The name Narsaraopet comes from Rajah Malraju Narasa Rao, the local Zamindar, who owned much of the surrounding areas.[6][7]

Geography and climate[edit]

Narasaraopeta is the major commercial trading centre in Palanadu district. Narasaraopeta is located on flat land ringed by hills that are an extension of the Eastern Ghats with red rock soil. The summer months can get exceedingly hot up to 45 °C (113 °F), while winters are mild around 21 °C (70 °F). Rainfall is due to the monsoon and is concentrated in the months of July–September. The average annual rainfall is 761 millimetres (30.0 in). The southwest monsoon season contributes 400 mm (16 in), while the northeast monsoon contributes 299 mm (11.8 in). Pre-monsoon thundershowers contribute 75 mm (3.0 in).


శివుడి బొమ్మ

As of 2011 census, Narasaraopet had a population of 116,329 with 28,186 households. The total population constitute, 58,898 males and 57,431 females —a sex ratio of 975 females per 1000 males. 10,445 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 5,390 are boys and 5,055 are girls —a ratio of 938 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 79.45% with 84,123 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[2][8]

The Urban Agglomeration had a population of 118,568, of which males constitute 60,514, females constitute 58,054 —a sex ratio of 975 females per 1000 males and 10,519 children are in the age group of 0–6 years. There are a total of 84,889 literates with an average literacy rate of 79.30%.[9]


It serves as a major commercial centre to the surrounding villages and nearby villages of the Prakasam district and Bapatla district. The City is the regional centre for higher education and health services. As a result of proximity to several towns/cities like Chilakaluripet (21 km [13 mi]), Guntur (47.9 km [29.8 mi]), Piduguralla (34.4 km [21.4 mi]), Sattenapalle (22.3 km [13.9 mi]), Vinukonda (43.7 km [27.2 mi]), on an average around 50,000 floating population is observed on a daily basis.


Civic administration

Narasaraopet Municipality is a civic body of Narasaraopet, constituted on 18 June 1915.[6] It got upgraded to Grade–I municipality on 28 April 1980 and It got upgraded to Selection Grade Municipality and has a jurisdictional area of 7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi).[1]


Narasaraopet is a part of Narasaraopet assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Gopireddy Srinivas Reddy is the current MLA of this constituency from YSR Congress Party.[10] It is also a part of Narasaraopet lok sabha constituency Lavu Krishna Devarayulu is the current MP of this constituency from YSR Congress Party.[11][12]


The Guntur to Kurnool / Ananthapuram / Ballari NH 544D bypasses the city and the NH167A road (Piduguralla to Chirala) passes through the city. The town has a total road length of 157.08 km (97.60 mi).[13] APSRTC operates buses from Narasaraopet bus station.[14][15]

Narasaraopet railway station is located on the Nallapadu–Nandyal section and administered under Guntur railway division of South Central Railway zone.


Kotappakonda hill is a major religious destination dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the auspicious day of Mahasivarathri, A grand fair is conducted nearby the hill. During which people around the surrounding regions visit the shiva temple on the kottappakonda hill.

Bheema lingeswara Swamy Temple and Pathuru Shivalayam(renovated) located in the city also receive limited tourism. Sri Veera brahmamendra Swamy Temple, located at Lingamguntla Agraharam is also quite known spiritual place is two kilometres (1.2 mi) away from main city.


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[16][17] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English and Telugu.

Narasaraopeta is surrounded by many engineering, PG, And pharmacy colleges. Some notable include


(Chilakaluripeta Road)



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Statistical Abstract of Andhra Pradesh, 2015" (PDF). Directorate of Economics & Statistics. Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 43. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Guntur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 76, 109. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook – Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  5. ^ "NAGARJUNASAGAR DAM". Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Narasaraopet gears up for centenary". The Hindu. 3 December 2015. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 5 May 2023. The town has a hoary past dating back to 1797 when it got its name. The first municipality was formed on June 18, 1915. The town got its name after a local zamindar of Atluru, Raja Malraju Venkata Gundarayaningaru constructed a fort in the name of Narsarayuni.
  7. ^ A Manual of the Kistna District in the presidency of Madras, Gordon MacKenzie
  8. ^ "Literacy of AP (Census 2011)" (PDF). Official Portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. p. 43. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  9. ^ "District Census Handbook - Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  10. ^ "MLA". AP State Portal. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  11. ^ "MP (Lok Sabha)". Government of AP. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 22,31. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Details of Roads in Each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department - Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  15. ^ Srinivas, Rajulapudi (25 October 2013). "25 passengers rescued from stranded APSRTC bus in Narsaraopet". The Hindu. Guntur. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  16. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  17. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

External links[edit]