The District is divided into 46 Mandals, under three Revenue Divisions with headquarters at Nellore, Gudur and Kavali. Nellore has a Population Density of 203 per Sq.Km and 1546252 numbers of literates. It has a total number of 3743 schools and 65 colleges out which 11 are I.T.I s, five are Polytechnic Colleges and eight are Engineering Colleges. The rest of the colleges are either Junior or Degree College .
The most important river in the District is Pennar River. Swarnamukhi and Kandaleru are the other two rivers in the District, which flow in the West to East direction and merge into the Bay of Bengal. The total geographical area of the District is 13.16 lakh Hectares. Of this 41.3% alone is cultivable area while 18.7% is forest area. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of the district. The principle crops which are grown in Nellore are Paddy, Jowar, Bajra along with Tobacco, Chillies, Groundnut, Sugar Cane.A variety of agro based Industries such as rice bran oil plants, sugar factories, rice and paraboiled rice mills have come up. As Nellore has a long coast line, farmers have a good time in the aquaculture. Fish is also available in plenty.
Besides a strong industrial infrastructure, good and broad road and railway network connects Nellore district to various parts of the country. The power supply to the district is through Grid of Machkund and Tungabhadhra hydroelectric projects, apart from the Nellore thermal station.
With some awesome Tourist Spots, the district has good potential for tourism enhancement schemes.
Last Updated on : 15/4/2013