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Tadepalligudem Airstrip
Tadepalligudem Airstrip
Tadepalligudem is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°50′00″N 81°30′00″E / 16.8333°N 81.5000°E / 16.8333; 81.5000Coordinates: 16°50′00″N 81°30′00″E / 16.8333°N 81.5000°E / 16.8333; 81.5000
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District West Godavari
 • City 20.71 km2 (8.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • City 103,906
 • Density 5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
 • Metro[3] 104,032
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 534101, 534102
Telephone code +91–8818

Tadepalligudem is a city in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the mandal headquarters of Tadepalligudem mandal in Eluru revenue division.[3]


Tadepalligudem is located at 16°50′00″N 81°30′00″E / 16.8333°N 81.5000°E / 16.8333; 81.5000.[4] It has an average elevation of 34 metres (114 feet).


As of 2011 Census of India, the city had a population of 103,577. The total population constitute, 51,176 males and 52,401 females — a sex ratio of 1024 females per 1000 males - higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[5] 9,048 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 4,662 are boys and 4,386 are girls—a ratio of 941 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 83.10% (male 86.60%; female 79.71%) with 78,557 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.[3][6]

The urban agglomeration had a population of 103,703, of which males constitute 51,236 and females constitute 52,467 — a sex ratio of 986 females per 1000 males - and 9,061 children are in the age group of 0–6 years. There are a total of 78,656 literates with an average literacy rate of 83.11%.[3]


Tadepalligudem Municipality was formed in the year 1958. It is a Selection–Grade Municipality, which is spread over an area of 20.71 km2 (8.00 sq mi) and has 35 election wards.[1] The present municipal commissioner of the city is P.Niranjan Reddy and the present chairman is Bolisetti Srinivas.[7]


Central Institutes Map of Andhra Pradesh (click on the map to enlarge)

National Institute of Technology, Tadepalligudem is the 31st NIT in the country, for which the foundation stone was laid in the city on 20 August 2015 Andhra Pradesh.[8][9]



Asian Highway 45 passes through the town, which is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral project. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Tadepalligudem bus station.[10] Tadepalligudem railway station is located on Visakhapatnam–Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line. It is one of the thirteen A – category stations located in Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[11] Tadepalligudem has an airport which is currently not in use, built by the British to accommodate military aircraft during World War II. The Government of Andhra Pradesh proposed an airport in Tadepalligudem along with five other cities.[12]

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  1. ^ a b c "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh (India): Districts, Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". citypopulation.de. 
  3. ^ a b c d "District Census Handbook - West Godavari" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 22–23, 42, 54. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Tadepallegudem, India". fallingrain.com. 
  5. ^ "Sex Ratio". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Contact Details of Commissioners and Mayors of Amrut Cities" (PDF). Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. Government of India. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "About the Institute". NIT Warangal. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "NIT-Warangal allots 60 seats for A.P. students for this year". The Hindu. Visakhapatnam. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Divisional info" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  12. ^ Y. Mallikarjun. "Praful Patel foresees aviation sector recovery by 2011". The Hindu. 

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