Venkatagiri

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Venkatagiri
వేంకటగిరి
Town
Venkatagiri is located in Andhra Pradesh
Venkatagiri
Venkatagiri
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°58′00″N 79°35′00″E / 13.9667°N 79.5833°E / 13.9667; 79.5833Coordinates: 13°58′00″N 79°35′00″E / 13.9667°N 79.5833°E / 13.9667; 79.5833
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Nellore
Area[1]
 • Total 25.43 km2 (9.82 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 51,708
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Venkatagiri is a town in Nellore district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and mandals headquarters of Venkatagiri mandal.[3] Venkatagiri's old name is "Kali Mili".[citation needed] It is famous for its Handloom Cotton Sarees. Venkatagiri is a place for history and handlooms. It was part of a small kingdom that was integrated into the Indian Republic.

Geography[edit]

Venkatagiri is located at 13°58′00″N 79°35′00″E / 13.9667°N 79.5833°E / 13.9667; 79.5833.[4] It has an average elevation of 60 metres (197 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Venkatagiri Mandal had a population of 80,000. Venkatagiri Rural consists of 58 Revenue Villages. Venkatagiri became municipality in 6-1-2005 by merging Venkatagiri,ChevireddiPalli,Periyavaram,Bangarupet,Ammavaripet and Manulalapet Panchayats.Total population of municipality is 52,478.Venkatagiri has an average literacy rate of 67%,higher than the national average of 59.5%.Total area of municipality is 23.50 km2.

Governance[edit]

Civic administration

The Piduguralla municipality was formed as a Grade–III municipality in 2005 and has an extent of 25.43 km2 (9.82 sq mi).[6][1]

Economy[edit]

Venkatagiri Sari woven in and around the town is one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh and got registered by Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.[7][8]

Politics[edit]

Venkatagiri falls under Venkatagiri (Assembly constituency) of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. It is in turn a apart of Tirupati (Lok Sabha constituency).

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[9][10] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Transport[edit]

Venkatagiri railway station is located on Gudur–Renigunta section. APSRTC buses, run by state government provide transport to the nearby and long distance travel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Revenue Setup". Official website of Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Venkatagiri Town
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Brief about Municipality". Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Geographical Indication". The Hans India. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "State Wise Registration Details of G.I Applications" (PDF). Geographical Indication Registry. p. 5. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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