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Bapatla
Coordinates
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Guntur
Population 68103 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area
Elevation

5 m (16 ft)

Bapatla once known as Bhavapuri is one of the historical towns and mandals of Guntur District (Andhra Pradesh) located 40 miles south of Guntur City on the East Coast of India. Because of Bhavanarayana Swamy, this town is also called as Bhavapuri. It is traditionally known to be the hub of education in the district. The Vedapathasala associated with Sankara Matham has a very long history. Bapatla is also a haven for retired people. The town is about 9 km away from Bay of Bengal and has a potential tourist spot at Suryalanka.

Bapatla has several prominent historical sites, including the 1400 year old Bhavanarayanaswamy temple (which was built by Chola kings), the Anjaneyaswamy temple, and a Satyanarayanaswamy temple.

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Geography

Bapatla is located at 15°54′N 80°28′E / 15.9°N 80.47°E / 15.9; 80.47.[1] It has an average elevation of 5 metres (16 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] Bapatla had a population of 68,103. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bapatla has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assembly constituency

Bapatla is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

List of Elected Members:

  • 1951 - Vemmulapalli Srikrishna
  • 1955 - Manthena Venkata Raju
  • 1962 - Kommineni Venkateswara Rao
  • 1967, 1972 and 1978 - Kona Prabhakara Rao
  • 1983 - C.V.Ramaraju
  • 1985 - Ummareddy Venkateswarlu
  • 1989 - Chirala Govardhana Reddy
  • 1994 - Muppalaneni Seshagiri Rao
  • 1999 - Manthena Anantha Varma
  • 2004 - Gade Venkata Reddy
  • 2009 - Gade venkata Reddy

Famous Places in Bapatla

  • Sri Sivalayam - Ancient Siva temple
  • Sri Bhavanarayanaswamy temple
  • Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  • Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Temple
  • Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Temple
  • Suryalanka Beach
  • The Bapatla College of Arts & Sciences
  • Agricultural College, ANGRAU
  • College of Agricultural Engineering
  • Appi Charla Seetarama Hindu Elementary School

Famous People From Bapatla

  • Manthena Venkata Raju - Freedom fighter, Ex. MLA and Minister in A.P. State Government
  • Dendukuri Satyanarayana Raju - Scientist
  • Mathrusri Anasuya Devi (1923–1985)- Spiritual leader, known as Amma of Jillellamudi.
  • Kona Prabhakara Rao - Freedom fighter, AP Cabinet Minister, Speaker, Governor of Maharashtra, Sikkim, and Pondychery.

Schools and Colleges

  • Vision Institute of Science and Technology, Bapatla
  • Vision Institute of Management, Bapatla
  • Bapatla Agricultural College
  • Bapatla Engineering College
  • Bapatla Polytechnic College
  • Bapatla Dental College
  • Bapatla Arts and Science College
  • Bapatla Home Science College
  • Bapatla Jr. College
  • Willa Marry Jr. College
  • Municipal High School
  • Bapatla Public School
  • A B M High School
  • Annavarapu Vidyabhi Vruddhini Unnata Patasala (A.V.V. Hight School)
  • Salvation Army High School
  • Kendriya Vidhalayam (Air-Force campus)
  • St.Pauls High School
  • Sri Tagores High School
  • Bapatla college of Pharmacy
  • Little angels public school

References

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