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Sullurupeta is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°42′00″N 80°01′05″E / 13.700°N 80.018°E / 13.700; 80.018Coordinates: 13°42′00″N 80°01′05″E / 13.700°N 80.018°E / 13.700; 80.018
StateAndhra Pradesh
 • Total16.04 km2 (6.19 sq mi)
11 m (36 ft)
 • Total27,504
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
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Sullurupeta is a town in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a municipality and also the mandal headquarters of Sullurpeta mandal.[3][4] It serves as a gateway to Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. Sullurupeta is famous for Chengallamma Temple probably built in 10th century.[5]


The origin of name "Sullurupeta" came from Telugu words "Sullu" meaning rounds or circles/from the word "Sudulu" meaning "Whirlpool" and "peta" meaning town. It is named after Sullu because the Goddess Chengallamma is said to be found in a whirlpool, Hence the name "Sullurupeta"


Sullurupeta is located in Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh about 83 km north of Chennai. It has an average elevation of 11 meters (39 feet).


V Epiq in Sullurpeta is the Asia's largest and world third largest cinema screen. it is 106 feet width and has 670 seating capacity. the complex will have two more screens with 170 seats each. One of them will have Dolby Atmos advanced 3D surround sound with woofers fixed to every seat for a more mind-blowing experience. Apart from this, there will be an all-terrain vehicle track for the entertainment of the visitors. cost is Rs 40 crores and in seven and a half acres.


As of 2011 Census of India, Sullurupeta had a population of 27,504. The total population constitute, 12,955 males and 14,549 females —a sex ratio of 1123 females per 1000 males. 2,612 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 1,330 are boys and 1,282 are girls —a ratio of 964 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 83.64% with 20,819 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[2][6]. Telugu is the official language spoken by the people of sullurpeta. But, Sullurpeta consists of small amount of Tamil minority people at chengalamma temple provinces and at Shar quarters. Since it's only the town near to the borders of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

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  1. ^ "District Census Handbook - Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore" (PDF). Census of India. p. 25,26,56. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Revenue Setup". Official website of Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Sullurpet to get facelift at Rs 12 crore". The New Indian Express. Nellore. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
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  6. ^ "Literacy of AP (Census 2011)" (PDF). Official Portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. p. 43. Retrieved 16 September 2014.