Anantapur District Map

District Map of Anantapur

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Anantapur District is at the southwest of Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by Karnataka to the west, Kadapa district to the east, the district of Chittoor to the South, and Kurnool district to its North. In 1882 the district was constituted separating it from the district of Bellary.

The District comprises of 3 revenue divisions which consists of 63 Revenue Mandals (Anantapur Division 20, Dharmavaram Division 17 and Penukonda Division 26). It is located between 13'-40' and 15'-15' Northern Latitude and 76'-50' and 78'-30' Eastern Longitude. According to the 2001 census the population of the district is 3639304. It covers an area of 19130 sq kms. The important cities of the district are Anantapur, Tadipatri, Kadiri, Dharmavaram,Uravakonda, Rayadurg, Hindupur, Guntakal, Kalyandurg. Other major places include Alur, Gooty, Chitrachedu, Enumaladoddi, Lepakshi, yalagalavanka and Puttaparthi.

The economy of Anantpur is principally based on agriculture. The farmers grow groundnut, rice, cotton, maize, chillies, sesame, and sugarcane. The district is one of the most backward province of Andhra Pradesh as it receives very little rainfall which adversely affects the agriculture sector based on monsoons. Few industries of the region are silk trade, limestone quarrying, iron and diamond mining. The Government of Andhra Pradesh had taken up various steps to revive the poor rural economy.

The various places of interest for tourists in the district of Anantpur are:
  • Gooty Fortress
  • Moharum Festival and Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple at Gugudu
  • Veerabhadra Temple at Lepakshi
  • Nettikanti Veera Anjaneya Swamy Temple atKasapuram:
  • Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple at Alurkona:
  • Degurla Narasimha Swamy Temple at Pennaahobilam:
  • Gutibayalu ( Banyan Tree spread over nearly 5 acres)
  • Prasanthi Nilayam at Puttapathy (abode of Puttaparthy Sri Sathya Sai Baba)
Few famous educational institutes of Anantpur district are:
  • Sri Sankarananda Giri Swamy Colleg
  • Government College, Anantpur, and Guntakal
  • Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
  • Sri Krishnadevaraya Institute of Management
  • Anantapur Law College
  • Sree Vijaya Nagar Law College
  • K. C. Narayana College of Education
  • Redos Sri Sairam Vidyaniketan B.Ed College
  • Haindavi Universal B.Ed College
  • Sri Balaji College of Education
  • Sri Krishnadevaraya University - College of Education
  • Adarsha College of Nursing
  • Balaji College of Nursing
  • JNTU College of Engineering


Last Updated on : 15/4/2013