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One of the municipal corporations and district headquarters of Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor (also known as Chittur) is the second biggest town of Chittoor district. The town is situated on National Highway 4 which links the metropolitan cities like Chennai and Bengaluru. Geographically it is located at 13° 13' N latitude and 79° 08' E longitude. The Chittoor district spans over an area of 15,152 sq km. The city has a glorious past as it has been ruled by several famous dynasties such as the Cholas, Pallavas, Pandyas, Rashtrakutas, Mughals, British and many more. Besides theses principle dynasties, many minor dynasties have ruled also riled Chittor such as the Telugu Cholas, Vaidumbas, Siyanganga rulers and the Yadavas to name a few.

As per census 2011, the overall population of Chittoor district is 41,74,064. The population of Chittoor Municipality is 1,53,766 and Chittoor urban agglomeration is 1,79,267. The sex ratio of the district is 997 females per 1000 male. The official language of Chittoor is Telugu, although the widely spoken language in the city is Tamil. But the city is also composed of Kannada and Malayam speaking population.

Chittoor is mainly an agro market. It is a major market for sugarcane, mango, peanut and grains. The district as a whole is aiming to become a logistic hub. In some parts of the district, the two major industries are warehousing and logistics. Besides multinational companies, there are also many logistics companies which are setting up their base in the district. In the production of dairy products, the district holds a prominent position in the state. Production of tomatoes, oilseeds and ground nuts is a major contributor to the economy of the state. There are a large number of small and medium scale industries in and around Chittoor. The textile industry, especially Silk, is also an important industry of the region. The city also houses many well-known educational institutions which offer different courses and in varied subjects. Some of these institutions are Sri Venkateswara College of Pharmacy (SVCOP), P.V.K.N. Arts and Science College, Srinivasa Institute of Technology and Management Studies (SITAMS) and many more.

Tourism also contributes to the economy of the city. There are many tourist attractions in and around the city which can be explored by the visitors. Horsley Hills, a famous hill resort in the district, dates back to the time of the British and is known for its scenic beauty. The most famous Hindu temple of south India, Sri Venkateswara Temple is also situated in Chittoor district. The Talakona Waterfall, which is the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh, is also located in this district. Gurramkonda Fort and Chandragiri Fort are the historical forts in the district and are known for their architectural design and style. There are also many religious places in Chittoor district that are visited by many pilgrims.

There is no airport in the city. Tirupati airport is the nearest airport which serves the domestic travel. The international travel needs are met by the Chennai airport, which is at a distance of about 130 km from the city. There is a direct access through rail to other major cities via Chittoor Railway Station. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) run regular buses to other cities.


Last Updated on : October 8, 2015

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