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Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

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Country  India
Language spoken  Telugu
State  Andhra Pradesh
Region  Rayalaseema
District  Anantapur
Colleges and Universities  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University - Anantapur, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University - Hyderabad, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Sri Sathya Sai University

Anantapur is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is one of the 13 municipal corporations in the state and also the headquarters of Anantapur mandal. It lies on NH-7. It was the headquarters of the "Datta Mandalam" (Rayalaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh and Bellary district of Karnataka) in 1799 and Sir Thomas Manro was the first collector for ceded districts. It was also a position of strategic importance for the British Indian Army during the Second World War.


Map of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh


According to the 2011 census, Ananthapur has a population of 262,340 (urban 341,895). The sex ratio was 995 females per 1000 males and 9% of the population was under six years old. Effective literacy is 82%, male literacy is 89% and female literacy is 75%. Telugu, Urdu, Kannada and English are the predominant languages of this city.

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Ananthapur City is very well connected to most major cities in India by the National Highways NH7 and NH 205. Ananthapur also has direct train connection to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Dharmavaram,Hindupuram Adoni, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Vishakapatnam, etc. Puttaparthi which is 80 km south of Ananthapur is the nearest airport with scheduled air services while Bangalore, 168 km away (Devana Halli) has an international airport and is well connected to rest of India.

Tourist places

Lepakshi Temple is renowned for its repository of mural paintings of the Vijayanagar Kings. Lepakshi consists of three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and "Virabhadra". The world???s largest Nandi stone sculpture (Lord Shivas bull). Puttaparthi, Prasanthi Nilayam is the home of Sri Satya Sai Baba. Thimmamarri manu is a large Banyan tree spread over 8 acres (32,000 m2) of land near Kadiri. This tree was recorded as the biggest tree in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1989. Kadiri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple famous for the idol sweating Chintala Venkateswara Swamy Temple and Bugga Rama lingheswara Swamy Tempe Shiva Temple in Tadipatri are known for their architecture.


Anantapur is an important education centre with educational, schools, colleges and universities namely Sri Krishnadevaraya University, JNTU Anantapur, Sri Sathya Sai University, Government Medical College etc.. PVKK Institute of Technology, Intell engineering college, Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute of Technology [S.V .Degree & P.G. College] [ Gates Engineering College] are reputed engineering colleges in Anantapur district.

Sports and entertainment

Anantapur has many sports facilities and has played host to Irani Cup in 1963–64 when Rest of India scored their lowest total of 83 against the then Ranji trophy winners Bombay, played at the Sanjeeva Reddy stadium. Several Ranji trophy matches and other regional tournaments for basketball, badminton, etc. have been hosted in Anantapur.

The Anantapur Sports Village (ASV), located alongside the National Highway 7. The Ananthapur Cricket Ground sits within a 40-acre (160,000 m2) complex which is managed by the Rural Development Trust (RDT). In October 2010, Rafael Nadal opened the Rafael Nadal Tennis School in ASV, which hosts district, state and national-level tournaments, as well as laying equal emphasis on the children’s education and tennis training.

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Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh Beautiful Landscapes of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Ananthapur is located at 14.68°N 77.6°E? / 14.68; 77.6. It has an average elevation of 335 metres (1099 feet).


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