Vetapalem

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Vetapalem
వేటపాలెం
Census Town
Vetapalem is located in Andhra Pradesh
Vetapalem
Vetapalem
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°47′N 80°19′E / 15.78°N 80.32°E / 15.78; 80.32Coordinates: 15°47′N 80°19′E / 15.78°N 80.32°E / 15.78; 80.32
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Mandal Vetapalem
Area[1]
 • Total 11.14 km2 (4.30 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 38,671
 • Density 3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523187
Vehicle registration AP

Vetapalem is a census town in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Vetapalem mandal in Ongole revenue division.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Vetapalem had a population of 37,037. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Vetapalem has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 50%. In Vetapalem, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Government and politics[edit]

Vetapalem gram panchayat is the local self-government of the village.[4] The elected members of the gram panchayat is headed by a sarpanch.[5]

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[6][7] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook - Prakasam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 16,17,48. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Prakasam District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 142,175. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Kunderu drain cries for attention". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  5. ^ Seetharam, Mukkavilli (1990-01-01). Citizen Participation in Rural Development. Mittal Publications. ISBN 9788170992271. 
  6. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016.