Vinukonda

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Vinukonda
వినుకొండ
Town
Vinukonda-Nandyal Railway Section along Nallamala Hills
Vinukonda-Nandyal Railway Section along Nallamala Hills
Vinukonda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Vinukonda
Vinukonda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°03′N 79°45′E / 16.05°N 79.75°E / 16.05; 79.75Coordinates: 16°03′N 79°45′E / 16.05°N 79.75°E / 16.05; 79.75
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Guntur
Area[1]
 • Total 15.00 km2 (5.79 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 59,725
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 522 647
Vehicle registration AP-07

Vinukonda is a town in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Vinukonda mandal and administered under Narasaraopet revenue division.[4]

Etymology[edit]

Local mythology holds a hill nearby as the place where Rama was informed of his wife Sita's abduction.[citation needed] The name therefore literally translates to "Hearing Hill".

History[edit]

Dolmens and other megalithic structures have been found in the town's neighbourhood.[citation needed] Inscriptions from about 1000–1400 CE are also to be found in many old temples. The Vishnukundina, a local dynasty, ruled the adjoining areas from here during the turn of the millennium.[citation needed] During the medieval era, the hill nearby was the site of a fortress. A four-hundred-year-old Jamia Masjid, built in 1640, is the only major relic of Muslim rule in the town.[5] and Great church ETBC (Emmanuel Telugu Baptist church) vinukonda

Geography[edit]

Vinukonda is located at 16°03′N 79°45′E / 16.05°N 79.75°E / 16.05; 79.75.[6] It has an average elevation of 75 metres (246 feet). Much like the rest of Guntur district, it has very hot summers and mild winters. Rainfall is mostly in July to September. High concentrations of fluorides are found in the underground water reserves and potable water is therefore rare.[citation needed] The STD code of the town is +91 8646 and PIN Code is 522647.

Demographics[edit]

The town had a population of 59,725 and an urban agglomeration population of 62,550.[3][4]

Governance[edit]

Vinukonda municipality is the civic administrative body of the city. It is a third grade municipality, spread over an area of 2.59 km2 (1.00 sq mi).[7] The urban agglomeration constituents of the town are Vinukonda municipality and a partial out growth of Brahmanapalle village.[4] The current Member of Legislative Assembly representing Vinukonda town area is G V Anjaneyulu from the Telugu Desam Party.

Transport[edit]

Vinukonda is the major road junction in Guntur District. The town is about 98 km from the state capital of Amaravati. Located on the GunturKurnoolBellary Highway. Vinukonda railway station is located on the GunturGuntakal railway line and falls under the Guntur railway division of South Central Railway.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[8][9] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1 famous _dresses =S.D.Fashions"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. ^ "Elevation for Vinukonda". Veloroutes. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook - Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 14–15, 46. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  5. ^ W. Francis (1989). Gazetteer of South India. Mittal Publications. pp. 328–. GGKEY:4Y158YFPNGZ. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Vinukonda
  7. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project" (PDF). Municipal Development Project. Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 21. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "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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