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Wyra is a town and mandal headquarters in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at a distance of 25 km from the district headquarters, Khammam. Wyra got its name from a demon named Wyragyudu who was killed by Lord Rama.
Wyra has an approximate population of 112,205 according to 2001 census. Among them males constitutes 57,984 and females 54,221. The average literacy rate is 60.59%; which in males is 70.20% and female 50.73%. Wyra is famous for agriculture.
The town is located on the state highway that passes between Khammam and other major cities of the district (such as Kothagudem, Bhadrachalam and Madhira). This stretch of the highway is an important connector between the district headquarters and the rest of the cities in the district.
The town's location and its strategic importance as a junction point has been helpful for the development of its local economy.
The town is famous for "Lord Ayyappa Temple" located on the highway between Wyra and Khammam. There are other famous temples such as "Lord Rama Temple" near the old bus stand center. The 48 ft statue of Hanuman located in Ayyappa temple is the Asia's second largest Hanuman statue.
Wyra reservoir is located next to the town. It is one of the tourist attractions in Khammam district. This Wyra reservoir was dug in 1929, and inaugurated by Dr. Sarvepalli Radha krishnan president of India at that time. It provides drinking water to eight mandalas around Wyra. Besides, hundreds of hectares of land is cultivated using water from Wyra reservoir. It is also well known for its good fishing and the green hills around it.
Wyra Reservoir is a medium irrigation project that covers 9,308 hectares for irrigation.
There is a future proposal for "water sports" at this reservoir.It servers nearly 535 villages with drinking water.
- KVCM Degree College
- Madhu Vidyalayam (Established in 1977)
- Srinikethan Vidhyalayam
- Ravindranath Tagore Vidyalayam
- Government High School
- Madhu Junior College
- Kranthi Junior College
- A.P.S.W.R. Junior College
- Sisters of Mary Immaculate School
- sree ramakrishna children's academy
- Vani Vivekananda vidyaniketan
New Assembly constituency
According to the recent revision of "Assembly Segments" in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Wyra has been alloted a new Assembly Segment (was a part of "Madhira" assembly segment until 2004 State Elections). This is reserved for a general quota candidature.
- Member of Legislative Assembly : Dr.Chandravati Banoth,m.b.b.s (cpi party)
- Member of Parliament : Nama Nageswar Rao, Telugu Desam Party(Khammam parliament segment)
Villages in Wyra Mandal
- Dachapuram (Dasapuram)
One of the biggest villages in the mandal and providing basic amenities for the nearby villagers, like High school,Hospital etc.
- Gollanapadu (Gollenapahad)
Gollenapdu Gollenapadu is small village having 2000-2500 people,and its having distance 3km from main road Gollapudi. Gollenapdu having full of mango cultivation
- Konda Kodima
This also one of the biggest villages in Wyra mandal and providing basic amenities for the nearby villagers, like High school,Hospital etc. It is located on the way between the Wyra and Nemali having distance 7km from Wyra. The village's location and its strategic importance as a junction point for Punyapuram and Lakshmipuram. The village is famous for Newly constructed "Lord Venkateswara Temple" located on the main road between Wyra and Nemali. There is other famous temple "Lord Hunman Temple" in middle of the village.
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