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Chittoor District About this sound pronunciation (Telugu: చిత్తూరు జిల్లా), also known as Chittur, is a town and district of India's Andhra Pradesh state. The district has a population of 3,735,000 (2001 census). Chittoor district is famous for the Tirupati, Kanipakam and Sri Kalahasti temples. It lies in the Poini River valley of southernmost Andhra Pradesh, on the Bangalore-Chennai highway. It is a market center for mangos, grain, sugarcane, and peanuts. Its industries include oilseed and rice milling. It is also home to Nutrine Confectionaries, a major chocolate, Granite industries and mango pulp manufacturer in India.

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Geography

The district is bounded by Anantapur District to the northwest, Cuddapah District to the north, Nellore District to the northeast, Krishnagiri District, Vellore District and Tiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu state to the south, and Kolar District of Karnataka state to the west. Chittoor district lies extreme south of the Andhra Pradesh state approximately between 12°37' - 14°8' north latitudes and 78°3' - 79°55' east longitudes.30% of the total land area is covered by forests in the district.[1] The district has an area of 15,359 km² and population of 3,745,875 of which 21.65% were urban as of 2001.[2] Mango and tamarind groves surround the city of Chittoor, and cattle are raised in the district. The soils in the district constitute redloamy 57%, red sandy 34% and the remaining 9% is covered by black clay black loamy, black sandy and red clay[1] The important rivers in the district are Ponnai and Swarnamukhi rivers which originate in eastern ghats. Other rivers include Kusasthali, Beema, Bahuda, Pincha, Kalyani, Araniyar and Pedderu. None of the rivers are perennial.

The population of Chittoor District according to 1991 census was 32.5 lakhs with density of 214/km².

Formation

Chittoor District was formed on 1 April 1911, dividing the then Cuddapah, Nellore and North Arcot districts as a result of recommendations of Pataskar Commission.

Languages

Telugu is the native language in the district.

Temperature and Rainfall

The temperature in the western parts of the district like Madanapalle, Horsley Hills, Chembakur are relatively lower than the eastern parts of the Chittoor District. This is because of the higher altitude of the western parts compared to the eastern parts. The summer temperatures touches 46°C in the western parts where as in the eastern parts it ranges around 36º to 38°C. Similarly the winter temperatures of the western parts are relatively low ranging around 12°C to 14°C and in eastern parts it is 16°C to 18°C.[3]

Chittoor District receives an annual rainfall of 918.1 mm. The South West Monsoon and North East Monsoon are the major sources of rainfall for the district. On average the district receives 438.0 mm of rainfall through the South West Monsoon (From June to September) and 396.0 mm from North East Monsoon (From October to December). The rainfall received by the district in the years 2002 and 2003 are 984.2 mm and 934 mm respectively.[4]

Corporations

Municipalities

Revenue Divisions

  1. Chittoor
  2. Tirupati
  3. Madanapalle

Educational Zones

  1. Chittoor
  2. Tirupati
  3. Madanapalle
  4. Puttur
  5. kuppam
  6. piler
  7. Renigunta

Assembly Constituencies

There are 14 assembly constituencies in Chittoor district.[5] They are Chandragiri, Chittoor, Kuppam, Madanapalle, Nagari, Palamaner, Pileru, Punganur, Puthalapattu, Satyavedu, Srikalahasti, Thamballapalle, Tirupati and Gangadhara Nellore.

Mandals

There are 66 mandals in Chittoor district.[6]

Rivers

Tourist Places

  • Tirupati
  • Nagalapuram, Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple,http://www.tirumala.org/ptv_tpt_nagalapuram.htm
  • Ramagiri, Sri Valeeswaraswami and Subramanya swami temples
  • Chandragiri
  • Srikalahasti
  • Horsley Hills
  • Talakona Forest & Waterfalls.
  • Kailasanatha Kona Forest & Waterfalls.
  • Gurramkonda
  • Pulicat lake.
  • Appalayagunta Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple
  • Sri Prasanna Ganapathi Temple, Kannikapuram Viilage of Ramachandrapuram Mandalam.
  • Koundinya Elephant Sanctuary Forest and Elephant Sanctuary, Palamner
  • Centuries old Tirupati Gangamma Temple located near TUDA office in Tirupati
  • Boyakonda gangamma devasthanam located between Punganuru and Chowdepalli
  • kaigal water falls near to palamaner

Important personalities

  • Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu, six times elected as MLA from Puttur constituency and Nagari constituency, he served as an Minister of Education and Minister of Forests
  • D.V.Venkatesham Ex MLA KUPPAM, great politician in the Period of 1978-1986
  • Bojjala Ganga Subbarami Reddy Ex MLA Srikalahasthi.
  • Bollineni Parthasarathy, advocate and great freedom fighter
  • Paturi Raja Gopala Naidu, socialist, freedom fighter and great politicians like NG Ranga
  • Sankarambadi Sundara Charyulu, Author of the famous song, Maa Telugu Talliki Malle Poo danda
  • Chittor V. Nagaiah Renowned Film actor, Director.
  • Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Ex-Chief Minister of A.P.
  • Bojjala Gopala Krishna Reddy, Srikalahasthi MLA Ex Minister.
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti Philosopher.
  • Dr. M.Mohan Babu, Renowned Film Actor, Politician.
  • Ramaprabha, Film Actor.
  • Papudesi Chegalraya Naidu, Ex MP, very popular national congress leader
  • Papudesi Venkata Krishnama Naidu, Politician
  • NP Jhansi Lakshmi, Ex MP, Ex MLA
  • D. K. Audikesavulu Naidu — Politician,TTD Chairman, Industrialist and Founder of Educational Institutions.
  • Galla Aruna Kumari, Chandragiri MLA, Minister of AP
  • Galla Ramachandra Naidu, Industrialist, Chairman of Amararaja Batteries
  • Devika
  • Reddivari Chenga Reddy Senior Politician and Ex.Hon. minister of Law
  • Reddivari Rajasekhar Reddy EX MLA Puttur, EX Chairman TUDA.
  • N. Siva Prasad MP of Chittoor, Film Actor, Director and ex minister
  • Reddivari Nadhamuni Reddy, Ex MLA Tirupati, Ex MLC, EX TTD Chairman, EX ZP Chairman, Freedom Fighter.

Social Service

MSR Educational Society

This educational society is formed in memory of renowned academician Late M. SITA RAM (Ex. Principal- FAC Govt Jr. College Palamaner), by his students, friends and family members in 2001. It was registered in 2007.

Since its formation, the society has issued Certificates of Excellence for various students for their academic performance along with cash prizes at different schools and colleges across Chittoor district. Encouraging merit students and funding the poor (rural) students for their education, is the main objective of the organization.This organization is working for improving for rural education in the district.

The prime objective of this society is to encourage the students of Govt. schools and Junior colleges across the district.

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For the city information, see Chittoor.

Chittoor pronunciation file— play in browser (Telugu :చిత్తూరు), also known as Chittur, is a city and district of India's Andhra Pradesh state. The city has a population of 152,966 (2001 census). Chittoor district is famous for the Tirupati, Kanipakam and Sri Kalahasti temples. It lies in the Poini River valley of southernmost Andhra Pradesh, on the Bangalore-Chennai highway. It is a market center for mangos, grain, sugarcane, and peanuts. Its industries include oilseed and rice milling. It is also home to Nutrine Confectionaries, a major chocolate manufacturer in India.

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Geography

The district is bounded by Anantapur District to the northwest, Cuddapah District to the north, Nellore District to the northeast, Tamil Nadu state to the south, and Karnataka state to the southeast. The district has an area of 15,359 km² and population of 3,745,875 of which 21.65% were urban as of 2001. [1] Mango and tamarind groves surround the city of Chittoor, and cattle are raised in the district.

Formation

Chittoor District was formed in 1905, dividing the then Kadapah, Nellore and North Arcot districts.

Assembly Constituencies

There are 14 assembly constituencies in Chittoor district.[1] They are Chandragiri, Chittoor, Kuppam, Madanapalle, Nagari, Palamaner, Pileru, Punganur, Puttur, Satyavedu, Srikalahasti, Thamballapalle, Vayalpadu and Vepanjeri.

Mandals

There are 66 mandals in Chittoor district.[2]

References

State of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Topics | History | Politics | Telugu people
Capital Hyderabad
Districts AdilabadAnantapurChittoor • East Godavari • Guntur • Hyderabad • KadapaKarimnagarKhammamKrishnaKurnoolMahbubnagarMedakNalgondaNelloreNizamabadPrakasamRangareddySrikakulamVisakhapatnamVizianagaramWarangal • West Godavari
Major cities Hyderabad • Guntur • Warangal • Tirupati • Vijayawada • Visakhapatnam • Rajahmundry • Kakinada • Nellore • Karimnagar •Machilipatnam • Eluru • Anantapur • Kurnool • Kadapa • Khammam • Nizamabad


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