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Proddatur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°44′N 78°33′E / 14.73°N 78.55°E / 14.73; 78.55Coordinates: 14°44′N 78°33′E / 14.73°N 78.55°E / 14.73; 78.55
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Rayalaseema
District Kadapa
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body Proddatur Municipality
 • Total 21.06 km2 (8.13 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 158 m (518 ft)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 2,17,895
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 516 360, 516361, 516362 [5]
Telephone code 08564[6]
ISO 3166 code [[ISO 3166-2:IN|]]
Vehicle registration AP-29
Literacy 78.08%

Proddutur is a city in Kadapa district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[7] It is located on the banks of Penna River. The city is a municipality and also the mandal headquarters of Proddatur mandal.[8]It is the smallest municipal body by area, but occupies 14th position in the state in terms of population.


Proddatur is on the banks of river Penna.


As of 2011 census, the city had a population of 162,816. Proddatur is one of the most densely populated municipality in Andhrapradesh. The total population constitute, 81,368 males and 81,448 females —a sex ratio of 1001 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[4][9] 15,516 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 7,999 are boys and 7,517 are girls—a ratio of 940 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 78.08% (male 86.02%; female 70.20%) with 115,011 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.[4][10]

The Urban agglomeration had a population of 217,895, of which males constitute 108,986, females represent 108,909 —a sex ratio of 999 females per 1000 men and 21,616 are in the age group of 0–6 years. There are a total of 147,156 literates with an average literacy rate of 74.97%.[11]


Civic administration[edit]

Proddatur municipality was formed in 1915. It was upgraded as a Special Grade Municipality in the year 1998. The jurisdiction of the municipality is spread over an area of 7.125 km2 (2.751 sq mi).[12]

The city is one among the 31 cities in the state to be a part of water supply and sewerage services mission known as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).[13] As per National Urban Sanitation Policy, the city was ranked 327th in the country in 2009–10, with a total of 27.450 points.[14]


Its economy is mainly driven by Gold and Cotton businesses, Book manufacturing and Financing. Visit for more business and shopping online in proddatur[15]


Proddatur Railway Station Sign Board


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[17][18] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Govt. Polytechnic College, Vaagdevi Institute of Technology and Science,[19] Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology,[20] Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology,[21] Gouthami Institute of Technology and Management for Women.[22]

Notable places[edit]

  • Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Aalayam (Ammavarisala) - Built and maintained by the Aaryavaishya community of Proddatur. Best Known for celebrations of Dusshera festival.
  • Mukthi Rameshwaram[23] - Shivalayam built around the Main Diety Shivalingam idol. As per the legend Main Deity's Prana Prathishta was done by Lord Ram and Devi Sita on the left bank of river Pinakini(Penna) during their return journey from Lanka.
  • Ayyappa swamy temple - Biggest Ayyappa temple in Kadapa district. Well known for the Ayyappa Mala wearing ceremony of devotees for initiating Sabarimala yatra.and also well known for 2 storey tall Lord Shiva idol installed by the temple authorities.
  • Rajeev Gandhi National Park - An Ecological park developed by Government of Andhra Pradesh for increasing green cover over Proddatur. It also has a 1.5 km jogging track.

Notable people[edit]

  • Santha Kumari- South Indian drama and movie actress
  • Puttaparthi Narayanacharya- Poet, also known as Saraswati Putra
  • Padmanabham – Famous Telugu comedian
  • Gurivi Reddy[24] – 2nd highest blood donor in Asia. Donated his blood 128 times before being advised by doctors to stop it when he reached the age of 65. Also motivated about 5,000 persons to donate blood.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Elevation for Proddatur". Veloroutes. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Andhra Pradesh (India): Districts, Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards – Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". 
  5. ^ "IndiaPost – Pincode Search – Proddatur". New Delhi, India: India Post. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  6. ^ "STD Codes (Andhra Pradesh)". Sarkaritel. 2005. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  7. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department – AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 6. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Part-III State Administrative Divisions 2001–2011" (PDF). Census of India. p. 258. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sex Ratio". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "District Census Handbook – YSR" (PDF). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Proddatur Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  13. ^ Vadlapatla, Sribala (11 August 2015). "Amaravati among 31 AP cities selected for Amruth development". The Times of India. Hyderabad. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  14. ^ "Rank of Cities on Sanitation 2009–2010: National Urban Sanitation Policy" (PDF). Press Information Bureau. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Proddatur Info". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Nandyal-Yerranguntla rail line commissioned". The Hindu. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "Vaagdevi Institute of Technology and Science". Vaagdevi Institute of Technology and Science. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "CBIT". Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "VBIT". Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "GITAMW". Gouthami Institute of Technology & Management for women. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Mukthi Rameshwaram Proddatur, Rama Lingeswara Sawmy". Temples Information Center - Tirumala Tirupati Srikalahasti. 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2017-11-08. 
  24. ^ Special Correspondent. "300 treated at free medical camp". The Hindu.