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Temples, Tourist Places, Famous Personalities in Anantapur District


Posted Date: 01-Nov-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Andhra Pradesh News    
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Are you going to visit Anantapur district? Are you looking for famous temples and tourist places in Anantapur district? Read this article to know the complete profile of Anantapur district and important places in it.



Anantapur District Profile

Formation:
Anantapur District was formed in 1882.

Boundaries:

East: Kadapa District
West: Karnataka State
North: Kurnool
South: Chittoor District


Population: (2001)

Total Population: 3,640,478
Literacy Rate: 56.69%


Revenue Mandals:

1. Anantapur
2. Dharmavaram
3. Penukonda

Forest and Hills:

Muchukota Hills: 35 kms in length.
Nagasamudram Hills: Gooty Mandal, 80 kms in length
North of Bukkapatnam: 3002 feet
Penukonda: 3091 feet
Kundurpi Durgam: 2996 feet
Madakasira: 2936 feet

Important Rivers:

Pennar
Jayamangala
Chitravathi
Vedavathi or Hagari River
Kushavathi
Swarnamukhi
Maddiler
Pandameru
Papagni

Mineral Resources:

Gold: At Ramagiri Village in Ramagiri Mandal.
Diamonds: Diamonds are available near vajrakarur.

Famous Tourist Places:

1. Gugudu
2. Lepakshi Temple
3. Kasapuram
4. Alurkona Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple
5. Pennaahobilam Degurla Narasimha swamy Temple
6. Gutibayalu Banyan Tree spread over nearly 5 acres
7. Puttapathy
8. Penukonda
9. Hemavathi
10. Rayadurg Fort
11. Gooty Fort
12. Tadipatri
13. Sri Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.
14. Dharmavaram
15. Jambu Dweepa at konakondla
16. Puttapathy Prasanthi Nilayam of Sri Satya Sai Baba.


Major Towns:
Anantapur, Tadipatri, Kadiri, Dharmavaram, Uraakonda, Rayadurg, Hindupur, Guntakal, Kalyandurg, Alur, Gooty, Chitrachedu, Enumaladoddi, Lepashi, Yalagalavanka, Puttaparthi.

Mandals:

Anantapur Division: (20 Mandals)

Anantapur, Atmakur, BK Samudram, Garladinne, Gooty, Guntakal, Kudair, Narpala, Pamidi, Pedda Pappur, Peddavaduguru, Puttur, Rapathadu, Singanamala, Tadipatri, Uravakonda,

Vajrakarur, Vidapanakal, Yadiki, Yellanur.

Dharmavaram Division: (17 Mandals)

Bathalapalli, Beluguppa, Bommanahal, Brahmasamundram, CK Palli, D. Hirehal, Dharmavaram, Gummagatta, Kalyanadurg, Kambadur, Kanganapalli, Kanekal,Kundurpi,
Ramagiri, Ramagiri, Settur, Tadimarri

Penukonda Division: (26 Mandals)

Agali, Amadaguru, Amarapuram, Bukkapatnam, Chilamathur, Gandiapenta, Gorantla, Guddibanda, Hindupur, Kadiri, Kothacheruvu, Lepakshi, Madakasira, Mudigubba, NP Kunta, Nallacheruvu, Nallamada, OD Cheruvu, Parigi, Penukonda, Puttaparthy, Roddam, Rolla, Somandepalli, Talupula, Tanakal.

Famous Personalities from Anantapur District:

1. Dr. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy: First Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and former President of India.

2. Ballari Raghava: Greatest Telugu drama artist. He was awarded title " Rao Bahaddur"

3. Tarimala Nagi Reddy: Communist Politician.


Dharmavaram Sarees:

Dharamvaram Silk Sarees are very well known all over the Country.


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