Punganur

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Punganur.
పుంగనూరు
Town
Punganur. is located in Andhra Pradesh
Punganur.
Punganur.
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°22′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.5833°E / 13.3667; 78.5833Coordinates: 13°22′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.5833°E / 13.3667; 78.5833
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Mandal Punganur
Area[1]
 • Total 17.65 km2 (6.81 sq mi)
Elevation 764 m (2,507 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 517 247
Telephone code +91–8581
Vehicle registration AP 03
Website Punganur Municipality

Punganur is a town in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Punganur mandal.[2]

Considered among the world's smallest breed of cows, the Punganur breed's milk has a high fat content and rich medicinal properties.While cow milk normally has a fat content of 3 to 3.5 per cent, the Punganur breed's milk contains 8 per cent, similar to buffalo milk, according to officials of the Animal Husbandry Department. Available only in small numbers, the Punganur cow has become a craze, a status symbol, among the wealthy in the Andhra Pradesh capital of late. “They are shelling out at least Rs.1 lakh to buy the cow, which is believed to bring good luck,” sources in the Forest Department said.

Geography[edit]

Punganur is located at 13°22′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.5833°E / 13.3667; 78.5833.[3] It has an average elevation of 764 meters (2509 feet).

Assembly Constituency[edit]

  • 1952 - B. Krishnamurthy rao (Indian National Congress)
  • 1955 - Y.B.V. Chikarayalu (Independent)
  • 1962 - V. Ramaswami Reddy (Indian National Congress)
  • 1967 - V. Ramaswami reddy (Indian National Congress)
  • 1970 - B.Rani Sundarmani (Indian National Congress)
  • 1972 - B. Rani Sundarmani (Indian National Congress)
  • 1978 - K.V. Pati (Indian National Congress )
  • 1983 - Baggidigopal (Telugu Desam)
  • 1986 - K. Ramakrishna Reddy (Telugu Desam)
  • 1991 - K. Ramakrishna reddy (Telugu Desam)
  • 1994 - K. Amaranatha Reddy (Telugu Desam)
  • 1999 - Sridhar Reddy (Indian National Congress)
  • 2004 - K. Amaranatha Reddy (Telugu Desam)
  • 2009 - P. Ramachandra Reddy (Indian National Congress)
  • 2017 - P. Ramachandra Reddy (YCP) -PRESENT

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[4] Punganur had a population of 70,000. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Punganur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 56%. In Punganur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Governance[edit]

Punganur Assembly constituency is a constituency of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of 14 constituencies in Chittoor district. Punganur panchayat was up graded to 3rd Grade Municipality on 19 January 1985.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[5][6] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English and Telugu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Punganuru Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chittoor District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 491, 517. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Punganuru, India". fallingrain.com. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

Pundeswara temple in mugavadi near to punganur.