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Podili is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°36′14″N 79°36′29″E / 15.604°N 79.608°E / 15.604; 79.608Coordinates: 15°36′14″N 79°36′29″E / 15.604°N 79.608°E / 15.604; 79.608
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Mandal Podili
 • Total 43.88 km2 (16.94 sq mi)
Elevation 154 m (505 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 31,145
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523240
Telephone code +91–8499
Vehicle registration AP–27
Sex ratio 1000:986 /
Literacy 64%
Website www.prapodilibp.appr.gov.in

Podili is a census town in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Podili mandal in Kandukur revenue division.[2]


Before British Rule its name was "Prudhulapuri", meaning "Head Quarters of the Universe", there is Purana reference to this related to Prudhu Chakravarthi.[3]


The Saluvas ruled over the Podili area in the 15th century A.D., with their capital at Podili. A few inscriptions and the Kaifiyat of Podili form the sources of their history. The Saluvas were known as Sombuvarayas and are confused with the Saluvas of Guntur, who acquitted and distinguished themselves better than the Saluvas of Podili and became celebrated in Srinatha's works. The rule of the Saluvas of Podili ended with Telugu Rayudu. Afterwards nothing is heard of his successors or sons.[4]


Podili is located on kurnool-ongole Road.It is 15.604°N 79.608°E in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. It has an area of 43.88 square kilometres (16.94 sq mi).[5]


According to Census 2011, Podili's urban population is 31,145. Out of this, 15,681 are males while the females count 15464 here. This town has 3349 kids in the age group of 0–6 years. Among them 1753 are boys and 1596 are girls.[6] According to 2011 census, the total number of households present in Podili Mandal is 16230.[7][8]


The nearest railway station to Podili is Donakonda which is located in and around 28.7 kilometer distance.

Podili is well connected by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses from Hyderabad and the district headquarters Ongole.


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[9][10] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Assembly constituency[edit]

It is a part of Markapuram (Assembly constituency) along with Konakanamitla, Tarlupadu mandals. Janke Venkata Reddy is the present MLA of Markapuram Assembly constituency.[11]

Lok sabha constituency[edit]

It is a part of Ongole Parliamentary Constituency. The current MP of Ongole constituency is Y. V. Subba Reddy.[12]


  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Prakasam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 16,17,48. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Chittoor District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 138, 174–175. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Podili Intermediate Panchayats". 
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook - Prakasam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook - Prakasam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 16,17,48. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook - Prakasam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 34,35,,36,37,38. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census 2011-Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner,India". Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "District Census Handbook - Prakasam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 36. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  11. ^ Markapuram (Assembly constituency)
  12. ^ Ongole (Lok Sabha constituency)