|• Total||7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||55 m (180 ft)|
|• Rank||288th in India and 27th in Andhra Pradesh|
|• Density||15,000/km2 (39,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Narasaraopet is a city in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is a municipality and mandal headquarters of Narasaraopet mandal and Head Quarters of Narasaraopet revenue division. The city also is the seat of the court of Additional District Judge . It is also one among the top five cleanest cities in Andhra Pradesh.
Geography and climate
Narasaraopeta is the major commercial trading center in Guntur district. Narasaraopeta was 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 upto 45°C, while winters are mild around 27°C. Rainfall is due to the monsoon and is concentrated in the months of July–September. The average annual rainfall is 761 millimeters. The southwest monsoon season contributes 400 mm northeast monsoon contributes 299 mm. Premonsoonal thundershowers contribute 75 mm. But, recently due to global heating effects, the region often witness drought conditions that can last over 18 months.
As of 2011[update] 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%.
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%.
Narasaraopet Municipality is a civic body of Narasaraopet, constituted on 18 May 1915. It got upgraded to Grade–I municipality on 28 April 1980 and has a jurisdictional area of 7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi).
Narasaraopet is a part of Narasaraopet assembly constituency for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Gopireddy Srinivas Reddy is the present MLA of the constituency from YSR Congress Party. It is also a part of Narasaraopet lok sabha constituency which was won by Rayapati Sambasiva Rao of Telugu Desam Party.
The Guntur to Kurnool / Ananthapuram NH 522D Bypasses the city and The SH 45 road (Piduguralla to Chirala) passes through the city. The town has a total road length of 157.08 km (97.60 mi). APSRTC operates buses from Narasaraopet bus station. Narasaraopet railway station is located on the Nallapadu–Nandyal section and administered under Guntur railway division of South Central Railway zone.
Kotappakonda is the site of a major religious fair dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the auspicious day of Mahasivarathri, A grand fair is conducted near this hill. During which people from all over the surrounding regions visit the shiva temple on the kottappakonda hill.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.
Narasaraopeta is surrounded by many engineering, PG, And pharmacy colleges. some of the famous include SS&N college (Sri Subbaraya and Narayana college – Established in 1950), SVPNC&KR College (Sri Venkateswara Paladugu Nagaiah Chowdary & Krotha Raghu ramaiah College - Established in 1991), Eswar College of engineering (Kesanupalli), Narasaraopeta Engineering College (Kotappakonda road), Tirumala Engineering College (Jonnalagadda), Amara Institute of Engineering and Technology (Satuluru),University college of engineering Narasaraopeta (also called JNTUN) etc.
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- List of municipalities in Andhra Pradesh
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