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Anantapuramu District (Andhra Pradesh)

Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009      Posted By: Tony John    Member Level: Diamond  Points: 0

Local Representative for Anantapuramu district

State: Andhra Pradesh
Collectorate Office:
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Taluks in Anantapuramu district:

  • Gummagatta
  • Kambadur
  • Penukonda
  • Agali
  • Amarapuram
  • Bukkapatnam
  • Singanamala
  • Anantapur
  • Kundurpi
  • Amadagur
  • Puttaparthi
  • Madakasira
  • Chennakothapalle
  • Uravakonda
  • Tadpatri
  • Beluguppa
  • Pamidi
  • Peddavadugur
  • Bathalapalli
  • Yellanur
  • Tadimarri
  • Rayadurg
  • Guntakal
  • Dharmavaram
  • Nallamada
  • Tanakal
  • Raptadu
  • Narpala
  • Kothacheruvu
  • Gooty
  • Kalyandurg
  • Parigi
  • Hindupur
  • Chilamathur
  • Lepakshi
  • Bommanahal
  • Gudibanda
  • Nallacheruvu
  • Peddapappur
  • Kanekal
  • Somandepalle
  • Roddam
  • Mudigubba
  • Gorantla
  • Bukkarayasamudram
  • Vajrakarur
  • Putlur
  • Yadiki
  • Vidapanakal
  • Pedda Vadagur
  • Kadiri
  • Kudair
  • Rolla
  • Nambulipuli Kunta
  • Gandlapenta
  • Talupula
  • Ramagiri
  • Garladinne
  • Brahmasamudram
  • Obuladevacheruvu
  • Shettur
  • Kanaganapalle
  • D Hirehal
  • Atmakur

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    This is the largest district in area in Andhra Pradesh. One Guinness Book world record located in Kadiri area where "Timmamma Marri manu" is spread over more than 7 acres of land. Two important rivers flowing in Anantapuramu districts are Penna and Chitravati. It is well worshiped Puttaparthi Sri Sathya Sai Baba ashram comes under Anantapuramu District. Lepakshi temple located in Hindupur, and Lakshmi Narasimha temple in Kadiri are most ancient temples in Anantapuramu. Dharmavaram famous for Pattu sarees comes under the same district. Agriculture in this district mainly depends on rains.

    Updates & Comments:

    Posted By: Nitin    Posted Date: 22 Feb 2009

    Posted By: Ram Swaroop Bhavanasi    Posted Date: 24 Apr 2009   
    The spelling of the district Ananthapur is to be rectified as Anantapur (Source:

    Posted By: Ashis Dubey    Posted Date: 30 May 2009   

    Places of interest in and around Anantapur :-

    1)Mallapuram mountains at 68 km from Anantapur
    2)Anantapur Clock Tower is in the heart of the city which brings back the memories of the Independence days during which it has been built.
    3)Lepakshi Temple (is renowned as the repository of the best mural paintings of the Vijayanagar Kings. Lepakshi consists of three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and 'Virabhadra'). The temple is decorated with superbly sculptured pillars on which are carved life-size representations of musicians and dancers in various poses displaying spirit and vigour. One can also see the world's largest Nandi (stone sculpture of the bull which Lord Shiva rides and the gate keeper of the Shiva) lepakshi is 14 km from Hindupur
    4)Puttaparthi, Prasanthi Nilayam (Home of Sri Satya Sai and to many facilities such as super speciality hospital, educational institutions, founded by Sri Satya Sai)
    5)Thimmamarri manu (A large Banyan tree spread over 5 acres (20,000 m2) of land near Kadiri. This tree was recorded as the biggest tree in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1989)
    6)Venkateswara Swamy Temple & Shiva Temple in Tadipatri. Architectural beauty.
    7)Hanuman temple, Kasapuram, near to Guntakal
    8)Belum Caves (natural Caves), 15 km from Tadipatri.
    9)Sri Nallalamma swamy Temple in the village Kanampalli, approximately 22 km from Anantapur.
    10)Sri Nagalingeswara swamy Temple in the village [[Neelampalli]], approximately 12 km from Anantapur.
    11)Buttre pally waterfall near kadiri 15 km from kadiri which falls only in rainy season.
    12)Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple Pennaohbulam which is 35 km from Ananthapur.
    13)Kadiri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple famous for the idol sweating
    14)Devarakonda only hill in Anantapur has a temple at the top.
    15)ISKCON temple on the outskirts of the city on NH 7.
    16)Temple of Lord Siva and Parvathi in Kuderu 20 km from Anantapur.
    17)Temple of Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy in Pampanuru 20 km from Anantapur.
    18)Temple of Sri Shiva in Kandukaru village 10 km from Anantapur (Old temple found in diggings).
    19)Penukonda (Ghanagiri) 70 km from Anantapur and 120 km from Bangalore Air port]] : Hazrat Baba Fakroddin Dargah,Biggest Hanuman Statue laid from 14th century at entrance of Penukonda, Port wall, Timmarusu Samadhi, Big Narasimha swamy temple and big tank at hill top, One of the oldest Jain temple in the world ( Pache Parswanatha swamy temple ), Gagan Mahal ( Summer resort for empire Krishna devaraya ) are located in only Spiritual Town
    20)Hanuman temple near somuladoddi

    Posted By: Ashis Dubey    Posted Date: 17 Sep 2009   

    Important Telephone Numbers

    • Govt. Hospital : 275002
    • Anantapur Blood Bank : 275024
    • Casualty Ward : 275029
    • Praja Vaidyasala : 233721
    • Apollo : 274494
    • Ambulance Service : 94402-85053
    • RTC Enquiry : 9959225866
    • Rural Development Trust : 08554-275503
    • Young India Project : 08555-220221
    • Timbaktu Collective : 08559-240337
    • Railway Enquiry : 244444
    • Municipality : 274716
    • DIG OF Police : 94406-27223
    • Police Station : I Town:274033 ; II Town : 274333
    • District SP : 94407-96800
    • District Collector : 94402-79111

    Posted By: Latha Jayaprakash    Posted Date: 18 Nov 2009   
    Anantapur District is one of the 23 districts in the state of andhra pradesh in India with Anantapur town as the adminstrative headquarters of the district. This Anatapur district was formed from the erstwhile district of Bellary in 1882. This is the largest district in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

    About Anantapur District

    The District is bounded on the southeast by Chittoor District, on the north by Kurnool District, on the southwest and west by Karnataka state and on the east by Kadapa District and belongs to the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The northern and central regions are a high plateau with large granite rocks or low hill ranges here and there. the southern part is more hilly comparatively, about 2ft above the mean sea level.
    Penna, Chithravathi, Vedavathi, Papagni, Swarnamuki, and Thadakaleru are the six rivers flowing through the district and the district receives an average annual rainfall of 381mm only. Since there isn't much rain the state is in the one most backward provinces list of the state
    The distric has a population of 3,640,478 and 56.69% as literacy rate less than the average national rate 0of 59.5%. Telugu is the main language spoken here in the district. There are 866 villages here in this district.

    Economy of the Anantapur District

    The main Industry of the people is Agriculture, there aren't many industries. Prominent crops include groundnut, rice, cotton, sesame, maize, chillies and sugarcane and the industries in the district are Silk trade, limestone quarrying, iron and diamond mining. Anantapur, Hindupur, Penukonda, Guntakal, Tadpatri, Kadiri, Dharmavaram, Uravakonda, Rayadurg and Kalyandurg are the major towns in the district and other places of interst are Alur, Gooty,Kanampalli, Lepakshi, Pamidi, Puttaparthi, Konakondla, Kottacheruvu and Hemavati.

    Famous places in the Anatapur district

    Tadpatri is third largest city in the Anatapur district and you can visit 2 historical temples there namely Bugga Rama Lingeswara Temple and Chintala Venkata Ramana Temple. Tadpatri is also a well known as an Industrial town of Anantapur district. More than 600 Slab units, Ultratech cement company, Penna cement company and SJK Steel plant are located in the district.

    Puttaparthi, the famous abode known as Shanthi Nilayam, is the home town of Sri Saibaba, which is located at about 80 kms from the town of ananatapur and 40kms from Dharmavaram in the district.

    Posted By: Kranthi Kumar (K K)    Posted Date: 14 Mar 2012   
    Collector - V. Durga Das, I.A.S
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    Phone No : (Office) 08554 - 275806
    Collector & District Magistrate
    Anantapur - 515 001

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