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Tadipatri is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°55′N 78°01′E / 14.92°N 78.02°E / 14.92; 78.02Coordinates: 14°55′N 78°01′E / 14.92°N 78.02°E / 14.92; 78.02
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
 • Total 7.45 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 229 m (751 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 108,171
 • Density 15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515411
Website Tadipatri Municipality

Tadipatri or Tadpatri is a newly industrialized town and a Municipality in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Tadipatri mandal in Anantapur revenue division.[1] It is located at the border of Kurnool district and Kadapa district.


The area around Tadipatri is known as Bhaskara Kshetra. To its south lies a forest full of palm trees. It was called Tatipatri during the time of Pemmasani Ramalinga Naidu, a local chieftain under the Vijayanagara king, Proudha Devaraya.

Tadipatri got its name from Tatipatri which means garden of palm trees. Another version is that Tataki, a demon lady who tried to kill Sreeram on his way to save the yaga of Viswamitra but was killed by Sreeram at this very place and hence the name.


Tadipatri is located at 14°55′N 78°01′E / 14.92°N 78.02°E / 14.92; 78.02.[4] Its average elevation is 223 metres or 731 feet. Tadipatri lies on the southern bank of Pennar River. Due to Mid Pennar Dam constructed upstream, the section of river in Tadipatri is usually dry throughout the year. Tadipatri is rich in cement grade limestone deposits. The lime stone reserves are extending in a triangle from Tadipatri in Anantapur district to Kamalapuram in Kadapa district and Bethamcherla in Kurnool district.

The rocks in Tadipatri area are part of the Lower Cuddapah Supergroup. It consists of dolomite, limestone and shale.[5]


As per provisional data of 2011 census, Tadpatri municipality had a population of 108,249, out of which males were 54,027 and females were 54,222. The literacy rate was 72.17 per cent.[6]

Civic Administration[edit]

Citizens of this industrial town have set an example to the entire state by strictly adhering to the ban on use of plastic (polythene) carry bags and tea cups and drinking water tumblers imposed by the municipal council. The ban has been practically in force from January 26, 2006. A penalty of Rs 2500 would be imposed if one were found either selling or using the plastic carry bags or tea cups. Residents, as well as shopkeepers, prefer to use recycled paper or cloth bags for normal use.[7]

Garbage collection van spotted going on its daily rounds.

The municipality of Tadipatri purchased 15 vehicles with financial aid from donors and municipal funds to collect garbage at the doorstep of residents. This program came into existence from January 1, 2009. These vehicles collect about 50 tonnes of garbage being generated per day in the town.[8] [9]


New Municipal Office of Tadipatri

As of the 2001 India census,[10] Tadipatri had a population of 86,641. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tadipatri has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 44%. In Tadipatri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Tadipatri Railway Station

Tadipatri railway station is on the Guntakal-Chennai line which is a part of Mumbai-Chennai line.


Art and architecture

Some of the finest carvings of the early Vijayanagara period are from Tadipatri, a treasure-house of fine Vijayanagara sculpture.[11][12]

Notable personalities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Elevation for Rajam". Veloroutes. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Andhra Pradesh (India): Districts, Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". citypopulation.de. 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tadpatri
  5. ^ "Geological Excursion to Belum Caves & adjoining places, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India" (PDF). P.R.C Phani, Earth Science India (Andhra Pradesh, India). 1999. 
  6. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Tadipatri sets a real example". The Hindu (Andhra Pradesh, India). 25 March 2006. 
  8. ^ "Tadipatri Municipal Officers Movement against Garbage". 10 TV (Andhra Pradesh, India). 29 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Plastic Banned in Tadipatri". Common Man (Andhra Pradesh, India). 11 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "History and culture of the Andhras". Modali Nāgabhūṣaṇaśarma, Mudigonda Veerabhadra Sastry, Cīmakurti Śēṣagirirāvu, Telugu University (Hyderabad, India). Komarraju Venkata Lakshmana Rau Vijnana Sarvaswa Sakha (Andhra Pradesh, India). 1995. 
  12. ^ "History and culture of the Andhras". Komarraju Venkata Lakshmana Rau Vijnana Sarvaswa Sakha, Telugu University, 1995 (Andhra Pradesh, India). 1995.