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Repalle railway station sign board
Repalle railway station sign board
Repalle is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°01′02″N 80°49′46″E / 16.01722°N 80.82944°E / 16.01722; 80.82944Coordinates: 16°01′02″N 80°49′46″E / 16.01722°N 80.82944°E / 16.01722; 80.82944
StateAndhra Pradesh
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • BodyRepalle Municipality
 • MLAAnagani Satya Prasad (Telugu Desam Party)
 • Municipal commissionerA.v.s.n.Maruthi Diwakar
 • Total10.97 km2 (4.24 sq mi)
Area rank23rd
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
 • Total50,866
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91–8648
Vehicle registrationAP–07
Lok Sabha constituencyBapatla (SC)
Assembly constituencyRepalle

Repalle is a town in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town is one of the 12 municipalities in Guntur district and the headquarters of Repalle mandal under the administration of Tenali revenue division.[5][6] It is situated near Krishna River in the Coastal Andhra region of the state.[7]


The name Repalle is actually formed from two words: Revu (river or bank of the river) and Palle (village). Originally known as Revupalle, the name has evolved to Repalle over time.[citation needed]


Repalle is located at 16°01′N 80°31′E / 16.01°N 80.51°E / 16.01; 80.51.[8] It has an average elevation of 7 m (23 ft) and situated 10.62 km (6.60 mi).[9] The nearest towns are Tenali, Bapatla in the Guntur district, and Machilipatnam in the Krishna district.


Repalle is located 25 km from the sea coast. It is generally hot and humid during summer with temperatures ranging between 28 and 42 C on average. Winters are milder with temperatures between 15 and 30 C on average. Heavy rains are experienced between July and November during monsoon time.


As of 2011 census, the town had a population of 50,866. The total population constitute, 24,385 males and 26,481 females —a sex ratio of 1086 females per 1000 males. 4,308 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,184 are boys and 2,124 are girls. The average literacy rate stands at 81.32% with 37,862 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[3][10]

Government and politics[edit]

Repalle Municipality building

Civic Administration

Repalle Municipality is a second grade municipality, which was established in the year 1965. It is spread over an area of 10.97 km2 (4.24 sq mi).[11] It has 28 wards with an extent of 10.97 km2 (4.24 sq mi). The present municipal commissioner of the city is D.Srinivasa Rao.[12] The present municipal chairman of the city is Tadivaka Srinivasa Rao(Telugu Desam Party).The municipal department maintains amenities such as, public taps, public bore-wells, drains, roads, street lights, public parks etc. Others include, dispensaries, elementary and secondary schools etc.[13]


Repalle is a part of Repalle (Assembly constituency) for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Anagani Satya Prasad is the present MLA of the constituency from Telugu Desam Party.[14] The assembly segment in turn is a part of Bapatla (SC) (Lok Sabha constituency), which was won by Malyadri Sriram of Telugu Desam Party.[15][16]


Kasinathuni Viswanath, a Film director; S. Janaki, a notable playback singer; Samudrala Raghavacharya, a screenwriter; C. V. S. K. Sarma, an economist and a retired IAS officer are some of the notable people from the city.


Repalle bus station
Repalle railway station overview

The town has a total road length of 115.10 km (71.52 mi).[17] The Repalle bus station is owned and operated by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation.[18][19] The bus station is also equipped with a bus depot for storage and maintenance of buses.[20][21] The National Highway 216 passes by the village Penumudi near to Repalle, which connects Digamarru and Ongole.[22] Repalle is a B–category terminus station on the Tenali–Repalle branch line of Guntur railway division.[23]


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[24][25] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brief about Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Elevation for Repalle". Veloroutes. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Statistical Abstract of Andhra Pradesh, 2015" (PDF). Directorate of Economics & Statistics. Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 43. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook - Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 14–15, 46. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Guntur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 105, 112. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Brief about Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Repalle, India Page". Retrieved 16 August 2006.
  9. ^ "Public services/amenities". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Literacy of AP (Census 2011)" (PDF). Official Portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. p. 43. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Municipality commissioner". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 15 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  13. ^ "Public services/amenities". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  14. ^ "MLA". AP State Portal. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 22,31. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  16. ^ "MP (Lok Sabha)". Government of AP. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Details of Roads in Each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department – Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Violent protests over Mopidevi's arrest in Repalle, Nizampatnam and Nagaram mandals". The Times of India. Repalle. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  20. ^ "Depot Name". APSRTC. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Reprieve for Ponnur depot". The Hans India. Guntur. 28 September 2006. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  22. ^ "National Highways in A.P". AP Online Portal. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  23. ^ "Vijayawada division – A Profile" (PDF). South Central Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  24. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  25. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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