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Rayachoty is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°03′30″N 78°45′06″E / 14.05833°N 78.75167°E / 14.05833; 78.75167Coordinates: 14°03′30″N 78°45′06″E / 14.05833°N 78.75167°E / 14.05833; 78.75167
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Rayalaseema
District Kadapa district
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Rayachoti Municipality
 • MP P. V. Midhun Reddy
 • MLA Gadikota Srikanth Reddy
 • Total 46.51 km2 (17.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,18,266
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 516269
Telephone code 08561
Vehicle registration AP–04
Website Rayachoty Municipality

Rayachoty is a town in Kadapa district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality in Rayachoty mandal of Kadapa revenue division.[3] It is one of the oldest town in Andhra Pradesh. Rayachoty is famous for thousand year old The Veerabhadra Swamy temple.[4] Uniqueness of this temple is that Daksha Prajapati appears in worshiping form of the Lord Veerabhadra.


Rayachoti is located at 14°03′N 78°45′E / 14.05°N 78.75°E / 14.05; 78.75. It has an average elevation of 1200 metres (3,900 feet)


As of 2011 India census,[5] Rayachoti had a population of 1,18,266. Males constitute 50.9% of the population and females 49.1%. 18% of the population is under six years of age.


The National Highway 340 connects the town with Kurabalakunta road of Andhra Pradesh.[6] The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Rayachoti bus station.[7]


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[8][9] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu. Rayachoti has an average literacy rate of 61.6%, male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 51%.


  1. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Revenue Divisions and Mandals". Official website of YSR Kadapa District. National Informatics Centre- Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.apendowments.gov.in/rayachoty
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "List of National Highways passing through A.P. State". Roads and Buildings Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.