Uravakonda

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Uravakonda
Uravakonda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Uravakonda
Uravakonda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°57′N 77°16′E / 14.95°N 77.27°E / 14.95; 77.27Coordinates: 14°57′N 77°16′E / 14.95°N 77.27°E / 14.95; 77.27
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictAnantapur
Area
 • Total30.28 km2 (11.69 sq mi)
Elevation
459 m (1,506 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total80,201
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationAP

Uravakonda is a census town in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Uravakonda mandal in Anantapur revenue division. The town is a constituent of urban agglomeration.[1][2]

Uravakonda was a once a village and gradually developed as town after becoming taluk headquarters in early 20th century during British rule.

It was mentioned as 'part of Boviseema' in the inscriptions from the 10th century to the 16th century on stone slabs at some villages ruled by Vijayanagaram kings.


Geography[edit]

Uravakonda is located at 14°57′N 77°16′E / 14.95°N 77.27°E / 14.95; 77.27.[3] It has an average elevation of 459 metres (1505 feet), 55 km to Anantauramu District.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Uravakonda had a population of 41,865. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Uravakonda has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 50%. In Uravakonda, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Nearest town is Guntakal.

Uravakonda is well connected to district headquarters Anantapur (52 km) and to other close by cities Bellary (Karnataka, 55 km), Guntakal 32km.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[5][6] The media of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu, Urdhu, and Hindi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook – Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 14–15, 234. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Anantapur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 382. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Uravakonda
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "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.