Tanuku

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Tanuku

Tarakapuri villagers
Tanuku is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tanuku
Tanuku
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°45′N 81°42′E / 16.75°N 81.7°E / 16.75; 81.7Coordinates: 16°45′N 81°42′E / 16.75°N 81.7°E / 16.75; 81.7
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictWest Godavari
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • BodyTanuku Municipality
 • MLAKarumuri Venkata Nageswara Rao
 • Municipal ChairmanS.S REDDY
 • Municipal CommissionerG.Sambasivarao
Area
 • Total56.54 km2 (21.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total72,348
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
534211
Telephone code+91–8819
Vehicle registrationAP–37
Websitetanuku.cdma.ap.gov.in

Tanuku is a town in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Tanuku mandal in Kovvur revenue division.[3]

History[edit]

In the ancient period, the town was known as Tarakapuri, the capital of Asura King Tarakasura.[4]

Geography[edit]

Tanuku is a located at 16°45′N 81°42′E / 16.75°N 81.7°E / 16.75; 81.7. It has a tropical climate and an annual rainfall of 313.4 millimetres (31.34 cm). The Gosthani River flows through the town.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census of India, the city had a population 72,348. The total population was composed of 35,495 males and 36,853 females, with 6,437 children age six and below.[5][6]

Civic administration and politics[edit]

Tanuku Municipality was constituted in 1979 as a second grade municipality. It was upgraded to first grade in 2002 and has 34 election wards. Its jurisdiction is spread over an area of 24.56 km2 (9.48 sq mi).[7] The present municipal chairman is not elected now and the municipal commissioner is M. Sambasivarao.[8]

Tanuku assembly constituency represents Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, which is one of the segment of Narasapuram Lok Sabha constituency, representing the Lok Sabha in Indian general elections.[9]

Economy[edit]

Andhra Sugars Limited supplies liquid hydrogen, a byproduct of sugarcane to the ISRO, for using it as a rocket propellant in satellite launch vehicles.[10][11] The other byproducts are also used in liquor, paper and power industries.[12]

Culture[edit]

Adikavi Nannaya, the first poet of Telugu language, translated the Mahabharata from Sanskrit to Telugu. He was a native of Tanuku.[4] Javvadi Yamini Narasambika in dance, AJS Ramareddy in literature and poetry and Dampuri Narayanarao in folk arts have won the Ugadi awards in their respective fields, announced by the District Cultural Council.[13] The Youth Cultural Celebrations is one such example of promoting cultural activities.[14]

Transport[edit]

The town has a total road length of 148.6 km (92.3 mi).[15] The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Tanuku bus station.[16] Tanuku railway station is categorized as a Non-Subruban Grade-5 (NSG-5) station in the Vijayawada railway division.[17] Rajahmundry Airport is 65 km from the town.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[18][19] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Sports[edit]

Chitturi Subba Rao – Gopichand Badminton Academy is the badminton academy under the Chitturi Subba Rao Trust for training the under 13 badminton players.[20][21] The academy hosted the COSCO A.P. State Open Mini Badminton Championship 2016.[22] The Tanuku Football Club is one of the teams in the Football League of West Godavari tournament, promoting the football.[23]

Sports personalities from the city include Rella Sanjeeva Rao, an under-14 badminton player, top ranker for U-13 level, and gold medalist at national level championship.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Census Hand Book : West Godavari (Part B)" (PDF). Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations, Andhra Pradesh. 2011. pp. 22–23, 54. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Statistical Abstract of Andhra Pradesh, 2015" (PDF). Directorate of Economics & Statistics. Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 42. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  3. ^ "District Census Hand Book : Guntur (Part A)" (PDF). Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations, Andhra Pradesh. 2011. pp. 10, 562, 563. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "About Tanuku Municipality". tanuku.cdma.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Efforts on to make Tanuku green: MLA". The Hans India. Tanuku. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). The Election Commission of India. National Informatics Centre. 17 December 2018. p. 20,30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  10. ^ Bureau, Our (28 January 2012). "Andhra Sugars begins supplying liquid hydrogen to ISRO". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  11. ^ SOMASEKHAR, M. (16 February 2012). "They propel our space programme". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Andhra Pradesh sugar rush for rockets by ISRO". Deccan Chronicle. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  13. ^ "25 selected for Ugadi Puraskarams". The Hans India. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Youth cultural celebrations organised". The Hans India. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Details of Roads in each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration and Urban Developmemt Department – Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Stations – Category-wise (NEW)". South Central Railway. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  18. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  19. ^ "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.
  20. ^ Shridharan, J. R. (13 March 2014). "Andhra Badminton association to be split by month-end". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Badminton tourney at Tanuku". The Hans India. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  22. ^ Reporter, Staff (6 June 2016). "Mini badminton championship kicks off". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  23. ^ "AXALT Group sponsors TFC". The Hans India. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  24. ^ "Tanuku lad Sanjeeva Rao newest badminton sensation – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 November 2016.