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Tadepalligudem is a town in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the mandal headquarters of Tadepalligudem mandal in Eluru revenue division.
Tadepalligudem is located at 16.8333°N 81.5000°E / 16.8333; 81.5000. It has an average elevation of 34 metres (114 feet).
As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 103,577. The total population constitute, 51,176 males and 52,401 females — a sex ratio of 1024 females per 1000 males - higher than the national average of 940 per 1000. 9,048 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 4,662 are boys and 4,386 are girls—a ratio of 941 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 83.10% (male 86.60%; female 79.71%) with 78,557 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.
The urban agglomeration had a population of 103,703, of which males constitute 51,236 and females constitute 52,467 — a sex ratio of 986 females per 1000 males - and 9,061 children are in the age group of 0–6 years. There are a total of 78,656 literates with an average literacy rate of 83.11%.
Tadepalligudem Municipality was formed in the year 1958. It is a Selection–Grade Municipality, which is spread over an area of 20.71 km2 (8.00 sq mi) and has 35 election wards. The present municipal commissioner of the town is Nimmagadda Balaji and the present chairman is Bolisetti Srinivas.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools of the School Education Department of the state. National Institute of Technology, Tadepalligudem is the 31st NIT in the country, for which the foundation stone was laid in the town on 20 August 2015. National Institute of Technology Tadepalligudem is one of major university of the town. YSR Horticulture University, Andhra University Campus are other major Universities in Tadepalligudem.
The town has a total road length of 207.30 km (128.81 mi). Asian Highway 45 passes through the town, which is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral project. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Tadepalligudem bus station. Tadepalligudem railway station is located on Visakhapatnam–Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line. It is one of the thirteen A – category stations located in Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone. Tadepalligudem has an airport which is currently not in use, built by the British to accommodate military aircraft during World War II. The Government of Andhra Pradesh proposed an airport in Tadepalligudem along with five other cities.